If you have been diagnosed with either of these conditions don’t worry about it- you don’t have anything terminal or mysterious. Although technically they are not colitis they might as well be. They have the same symptoms -the same cause -the same cure. The main symptoms are diarrhea and abdominal pain. As a matter of fact these are so similar to other inflammatory bowel diseases (not diseases at all- but manmade injuries to the GI tract) that any doctor could have very easily diagnosed you with IBS.
I should tell you that if you do not get the proper treatment they will get worse and then you are looking at the potential for ulcerative colitis or crohn’s.
What is a good Lymphocytic & Microscopic Colitis Diet? There is nothing specifically different than any other IBD Diet- low fiber- no raw fruit- raw vegetables- nuts -seeds or corn- until this is healed by a proper holistic gastro- intestinal doctor. This diet is temporary-Then you will be able to eat whatever you want. So don’t fret when they throw these exotic terms at you. They are all just an inflamed GI tract tissue–perhaps in different “geographical” locations- upper GI vs Lower GI. Like a little camp fire- if left unattended it will become a raging forest fire.