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Jan 23, 2012 · anyone have any dietary ideas for person with microscopic colitis? in Digestive Health

You can get your life back and you are correct – diet is key to dealing with MC. Please visit the “Potty People” forum where you will find many people who can help you with your question. It is the best site for help with MC on the internet: http://www.perskyfarms.com/phpBB2/index.php 

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Jan 23, 2012 · Lymphocytic Colitis in Digestive Health

You’ll find many people on the “Potty People” forum who can help you with your question. It is the best site for help with MC/CC/LC on the internet: http://www.perskyfarms.com/phpBB2/index.php 
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Nov 27, 2011 · Microscopic colitis in Digestive Health

Hi DebE, I noticed a drastic improvement after about 6 weeks in my symptoms after going GF. From what I gather on the Potty People website (http://www.perskyfarms.com/phpBB2/index.php) everyone has a different time and path to remission. I suspect the time it takes depends on the amount of inflamation and irritation in the bowels one starts out with. Just because you don’t have full blown celiac disease doesn’t mean you don’t have a gluten sensitivity. And there may be other foods that you are senstive to as well. Hope you get some relief soon.

Nov 7, 2011 · Microscopic colitis in Digestive Health

Hi Susie
google “microscopic colitis support” for a well established online support group related to MC. The url is http://www.perskyfarms.com. They encourage gluten-free diet and have lots of recipes and information regarding what is gluten-free and what is not. Casien, the protein in milk, is usually the #2 offender for people with MC (gluten being #1), followed by soy and then eggs. IMHO soy is more prevalent and hidden in our foods and therefore more difficult to eliminate from the diet than gluten.

Some people have good results controlling their flares using Pepto Bismol and/or Immodium. Some take Entocort. But I think, and this is just my opinion, that the drugs just mask and control the symptoms. Ultimately people who change their diet to get rid of their food sensitivities are able to get control without drugs. It can be done. But everyone has their own path to take. The first step is to control the D.

I went gluten free about 6 mos ago and it was a big adjustment, but you get used to it. And the results for me have been dramatic so I’m not tempted by bread anymore.

Best of luck. You can get your life back.

Gabby