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I’m constipated every day on a low residue diet for moderate to severe ulcerative colitis. What should I do?
That's the pits isn't it I'm not sure what your diet allows but ask your Dr if Prunes or the juice is alright to have .I eat a few prunes but not on any certain diet that is my suggestion
Can you take a clear, dissolving fiber powder with a glass of water in the morning? That has worked for me. Also, you can get suppositories that act fairly quickly. I used a long time ago. You can purchase protective fingers that make the second option less distasteful. Good luck! This can really be a bummer.
Thanks guys. I love prunes so I'll try that first! Maria.
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It’s not a good feeling for sure. Dulcolax works nicely as it is a stool softener. Along with drinking plenty of water, walking eating those veggies. Sometimes rubbing your tummy can stimulate things to happen. Hope this helps you.
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The probiotic Visbiome (GI recommenced this years ago) and a whole food plant based diet have kept things good for me. Diagnosed with UC over 3 years ago; currently on biologic, Entyvio, and in clinical remission.🙏🤞. Good luck!
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@mariajean03 I take acidophilus chewables (1 billion parts) and never had constipation even taking hydrocodone. It also eliminated the daily nausea I used to have.
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I love vegetables but can't digest them properly. Stool softeners are not strong enough.
What is a whole food plant based diet?
It’s eating foods that are minimally processed. It’s very similar to a vegan style eating: whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes. I have researched several studies that have clinically proven that this type of diet relieves many of the symptoms of Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. When I was at my worst, with bloody diarrhea 15-17 times a day, unable to leave the house or even maintain 100 pounds, my GI doc recommended Entyvio and a consult with a colorectal surgeon to remove my colon and rectum if things did not improve. I had exhausted all tiers of treatment, from oral mesalamine to both oral and rectal budesonide to prednisone and the UC was “fulminant.” I had read some studies about the WFPB diet and how it made a significant difference in symptoms, so I figured I had nothing to loose! There are so many sites out there with recipes and ideas on how to cook and eat. It has made such a difference in my life!! I have the Entyvio infusions every 8 weeks and continue to eat this way. I have been able to maintain weight and feel good for the first time in years! My C-reactive protein and cal protection numbers (inflammation markers) are all within normal ranges. I don’t miss meat at all; I do miss dairy, but it’s a small price to pay to feel good again! UC is a chronic condition and it’s something I’ve learned to live with. I had my annual colonoscopy in July and my doctor was thrilled that there was significant improvement in the mucosal lining, so what I’m doing seems to be working…. I hope this helps.
Try resistant starch by DR CHRISTIANSON it helps constipation and helps U.C.
Exercise, Plenty of water , probiotics and prebiotics. Dont use prunes– too much sugar and fiber no good for U.C.
Thanks for all your help guys. But I don't know what persistant starch is and where to get it. All my Dr. suggests is Senecot as needed. Have not tried it yet. Maria.
I hear you ..hard to stay healthy when fruits and veg cause stomach issues
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