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I can't eat anything healthy

Tue, March 24, 2020 4:07 AM

Had Colitis for about4 years now and only mild symptoms. The past few months I've foudn it harder and harder to eat any fruit or veg without getting pains, very soft poop and horrible smelly gas. Is this something that will pass? Any tips on veg that is more manageable. I've tried quite a few but with no luck. Worried about the lack of vitamins etc. I am getting.

FPO OatChips
Joined Mar 24, 2020

Thu, April 16, 2020 12:35 PM

Reply posted for OatChips.

Some background from myself long-term sufferer, may be useful... I was diagnosed nearly 20 years ago, I have had over the years relatively serious symptoms but have never been hospitalised and most of the time, my symptoms in the grand scheme of things could be considered relatively mild.
Most of the time I can eat pretty much anything, but my lifestyle preference is for healthy plant-based with some meat/fish. I just love healthy foods.
When I've done the wrong thing, I end up in a flare and need to go back to less-healthy diet of bland food, avoiding many healthy things I'd typically want to eat.
Certainly everyones experiences and reaction to foods and other influences is different, but I find that once the flare starts subsiding I can go back to a healthy diet.  
I am pretty convinced, that my UC is linked to gut and mind health, which can reciprocate and perpetuate eachother for good or bad.  Getting back to a healthy diet in my case, feeding good gut bacteria with good food and plenty of fibre is key. But if I do this 'in' a flare, it can get much worse.. I have just learned that tipping point to start the healthy diet again
Happy to chat more... 

FPO Deano
Joined Apr 16, 2020

Tue, March 24, 2020 8:12 AM

Reply posted for OatChips.

I have a j pouch and found that I can tolerate green beans pretty well. 

FPO charbs
Joined Oct 31, 2016

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