344.Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 4

Re Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Leila on 2006-07-12

Peter,
Thank you, I will definitely try my hardest this time, I hate being stuck in during the summer! I am starting to feel a bit better again, after cutting most of my wheat and gluten, and only indulging in a little goats cheese. I'll let you know how I get on.
Leila.

Re Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Peter on 2006-07-12

Leila

Note the importance of cutting out ** All ** wheat and gluten. If this is the cause then only complete removal of gluten from your diet will allow your digestive system to recover and heal itself.

Re Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from leila on 2006-07-24

Hi there,
have been completely gluten and wheat free for 10 days now, and have had no pain or cramping, less blood and mucas, and generally feel a bit better. Had roast potatoes and a gammon steak the other night, and symptoms seem to have come back again a bit today, but this also coincides with starting some herbal pills a chinese herbalist recommended, so am not quite sure which is responsible. Have decided to quit the herbal pills(after one day!) and see how I do. Guess improvement may be somewhat erratic to begin with anyway.
Leila.

Re Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Peter on 2006-07-24

Leila

Good to hear that you are making some progress.
Remember that your digestive system will take time to heal even if you are avoiding the cause of the irritation, so keep your meals fairly plain and simply cooked.
Keep down the fat levels as well as these can be difficult to digest in a damaged system.

I would avoid pills unless you know the precise details of every ingredient.

Re Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Leila on 2006-07-26

Peter,
Thanks for the advice! I have mostly been sticking to grilled vegetables, with fresh fish/meat and rice, fruit, and a little home made yoghurt.I think maybe the roast potatoes were a little hard to digest, will leave them alone for now.
I am going to try accupuncture instead of the pills. Might be worth a try!

Re Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from nanette proctor on 2006-09-10

My grandmother had problems with gluten,among others and before she died she called to tell me she was worried about me heading that way too.
I was born with bad allergies to Milk and soy the only thing that saved me was a goat
I grow-up thin, and in my 30's had a flue shot my doctor thought killed me.
sence then I can't eat gluten, milk, soy, eggs, peanut butter or almonds.
I have a big scottish, Irish, english and yidish back ground which I hear is a bad thing.
When I cheat even a little I break out in hives get scabs in my noise and my sinsis and ears balge, and my head and neck hurt.
infact tell my sister Michelle figured out my problem right away she lived with my Grandmother They had me on medication for 8 months staight for ear infection which cleared after just 2 or 3 days of no gluten.
I am in need of finding a healthy diet that will leave all these allergies out.
where can i get one? I find when their bad I just can't seem to cope. I don't need mental help just good guidence on a diet. I have 6 beautiful kids and I really want to do whats best to stay around. What Diet am I looking for or should I ask my doctor for. Mental and physically this is taking a total on me. thanks nan

Re Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from l on 2006-09-13

I have have UC for ten years now and I have not taken any medician for 7 years.
I have not eaten wheat for 7 years but if I do, by accident, I take a homeopathy remedy arsenicium (30). This relieves the pain within 30mins. I have not found a cure yet as I still get symptons but no pain. The pain is only caused when I eat wheat. I experiment all the time and now I am going back to my homeopathy lady to see what she can suggest. I have flare ups with no pain when I am stresses and I know I have to change my diet yet again. It is very hard but now I have stopped eating dairy especially cheese and cream, caffeine, sugar, soft drinks, red meat, brocoli, soya, tomatoes, onions. I basically only drink water, eat an egg for breakfast, jacket potato for lunch and a meal at tea time plus the odd mars bar. It is too boring and I like going to the homeopathist for suggestions.

Re Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Tony Mazz on 2006-09-20

I just came back from a colonoscopy - the specialist recommend I take the following pills - Asacol in fact 4 pills x 3 times a day, a total of 12 pills a day.

Sound extreme in all these pass years since I had ulcer colitis I only took salfalk when require.

Can anybody expand on what affects these pills may have on a person. Does it seem a bit extreme?

Regards

Tony Mazz

Re: Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Leila on 2007-03-12

Hi! I posted here some time ago, and was suffering quite badly with my uc, and started a gluten free diet as a last resort. I have now been virtually symptom free for five months, and been able to reduce some of my medication. I would definitely advocate being gluten free if you have uc, or at least give it a go and see if it makes any difference. I was ready to have surgery, but am going to see if I can avoid it by adhering to quite a strict diet. It is a big adjustment to make to begin with, but I remember being in and out of hospital with horrible pain, and feeling like I was about to die, and it is a small sacrifice to make. Good luck to all who try it!

Re: Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Peter on 2007-03-12

Excellent news Leila.
It makes running this message board worthwhile.
Thanks for letting us know.