Here's a starter diet that I've posted before. Some of it you're bound to react to, some of it you might not, and there are likely foods not listed that you have trouble with.
* eat smaller meals at more frequent intervals * avoid eating many processed foods * avoid citrus fruit and anything highly acidic * reduce the amount of rich, greasy and fried foods * limit consumption of milk and milk products * restrict your intake of high-fibre foods * avoid whole corn (inc popcorn) * cut back on sugary foods * avoid alcohol (esp beer)View Thread
The worst I've ever been with my ulcerative colitis is when I first got sick - since starting meds I've been so much better. I have to be more careful about what I eat, etc than before I got sick and sometimes it acts up no matter what I do. That's just how it is with a chronic condition.View Thread
I'm rolling my eyes now. You should already be starting a maintenance med, so you can find out which one will work best for you. It's very trial and error to find the one that'll work - this is one time I wish one size did fit all, but it doesn't.
Usually you start on the 5-asa meds and if none of them work you move up to the stronger meds. I'll warn you that none of them are cheap, so hopefully you have decent insurance. Not being on meds will end up costing you more in the long run.View Thread
I haven't taken it (I used to take prednisone 'gack') but what I've seen written about entocort is that it has less side effects, not none at all. Lowering the dosage over time also lowers the side effects.
Are you taking anything other than entocort? It's really only meant to get symptoms under control, and you'll need something else as a maintenance med.View Thread
I looked around and didn't find anything about Asacol and Cushing's - however I did find: "The most common cause of Cushing's syndrome is exogenous administration of glucocorticoids prescribed by a health care practitioner to treat other diseases." I think pretty much everyone here has used prednisone at some point.View Thread