Oatmeal would it be ok? anyone eat it?

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karendee
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   Posted 1/3/2008 9:24 AM (GMT -6)   

Anyone have thoughts on oatmeal? I bought some for my kids and found a flavor I like. It has grains so I am not sure if that is too much fiber etc?

 

Anyone eat oatmeal? Anyone think it is a bad idea? I am thinking of eating it in the mornings and a possible lunch when I can’t leave my desk at work sometimes.

 

 

Thanks!
Karen


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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...


Nanners
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   Posted 1/3/2008 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I tolerate it just fine. I think it really depends on how your Crohns is behaving at the moment. It actually helps to bulk things up for me. Give it a try. See how YOU feel eating it and go from there.

Good luck!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


karendee
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   Posted 1/3/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks Nanners. So far I don't feel any ill effects from it. I ate some this morning. Plus lots of water. I think this might finally be a breakfast I can eat. I don't like yogurt much and I am allergic to eggs :)

thanks,
Karen

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...


yogaprof
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   Posted 1/3/2008 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
oatmeal is a great choice as it is soluable fiber...and yummy, too! yp
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. In December had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now just taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus and vicodin as needed.


heavly
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   Posted 1/3/2008 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I try to eat oatmeal every day. On days that I don't eat it - my BMs are inconsistent or nonexistent! But the next day I eat oatmeal, and I'm back to normal. I suggest you try it!

I like to use plain oatmeal and add raisins or cranberries - for extra calories and flavor. I can't tolerate sugar so much anymore so I've found alternatives to change it up :)

What flavor did you find is your favorite?!
25 yrs - female : diagnosed with Crohn's 11/29/07

"i believe - you can keep going long after you can't"


karendee
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   Posted 1/3/2008 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I like the maple and brown sugar one. I never liked plain before so this was a surpirse I liked it so much. I will probably go at lunch and buy more.

Karen

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...


heavly
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   Posted 1/3/2008 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Cinnamon and spice tastes similar to maple and brown sugar - if you're feeling adventurous :P

xxoo
25 yrs - female : diagnosed with Crohn's 11/29/07

"i believe - you can keep going long after you can't"


bluemeanies
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   Posted 1/3/2008 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat oatmeal except for the ones with dried apples in it. I do not digest them at all. The other flavors I do ok with.
 


nruth
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   Posted 1/3/2008 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I have oatmeal every morning. It doesn't bother me at all.

pb4
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   Posted 1/3/2008 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat only the plain and add honey to it because of the high content of processed sugars they put in the flavored ones, that can be bothersome in regards to exacerbating symptoms.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


karendee
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   Posted 1/3/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks everyone! I will keep eating it now... It is a great breakfast.

Karen

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...


stkitt
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   Posted 1/3/2008 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   

My hubby eats Oatmeal......no problems.  Enjoy if it doesn't bother you.

Kitt


Squattie
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   Posted 1/3/2008 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I buy the plain Quaker Oats and eat it for breakfast every other week (alternating with millet). I add a tbs. of coconut oil, 1/2 mashed up banana and pour a little rice milk on it. That way it doesn't need any extra sweetners.
 
Millet is another nice breakfast food. I cook 1 cup millet to 5 cups water in a slow cooker. I add a glop of coconut oil, a little cinnamon and let it cook on real low for about 5 or 6 hours. When it's nice and fluffy I turn the crock off and throw in a bunch of seedless raisins. It last almost a week and is great for the gut.
.....Squattie


karendee
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   Posted 1/3/2008 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks everyone.

that sounds yummy Squattie!

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...


LynnRN
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   Posted 1/3/2008 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat oatmeal,and just about anything else yeah

CrazyHarry
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   Posted 1/3/2008 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
i eat oatmeal on occasion. generally i only eat grains in the morning as that is best for most peoples system. if i eat oatmeal it is after a work out or surf as the body is starved for energy and this is the other good time to eat grain based carbs.

oatmeal does contain gluten so you may want to be wary on how often you eat it and the quantity.

i recommend the plain stuff. steel cut are best but rolled are most prevalent. do not get the instant stuff. that is laced with sugars and other stuff that aint good for you, especially us w/ CD. i recommend a brand you have to cook on the stove top for like 5 min (there are ones recommending 20-30 min but come on, who's gonna slave over oatmeal?) i've found that 1 tbs REAL maple syrup for each 1/2 cup of plain oatmeal is a good ratio in regards to taste cos plain without anything totally sucks (honey or agave nectar works too but i never figured out the ratio for those). i also add some cinnamon to mine near the end of the cooking as cinnamon helps reduce the natural insulin response. adding dried fruit, like raisins, is another way to go.
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


Squattie
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   Posted 1/3/2008 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
.......slaving over oatmeal. LOL!
Thanks Harry for the clarification on the different forms of oats. I had heard that oatmeal in and of itself doesn't have gluten, but it is contaminated with gluten from being processed with other grains. Or does it really contain its own gluten? I know I actually feel better eating the millet than I do the oatmeal.
.....Squattie


karendee
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   Posted 1/4/2008 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the info. I seem to feel ok after eating the instant. I will try the kind I have to cook (I have some at home) and see how it does.

Karen

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...


pb4
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   Posted 1/4/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
That's what I use, I buy the stuff with no additives, salt, sugar ect and it's soooo good with a little honey, which I add after it's cooked and in the bowl.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


CrazyHarry
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   Posted 1/5/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
squattie - true, most of the stuff is contaminated in the manufacturing process but it does also contain gluten, although in small amount compared to wheat from what i have read on this subject.

i need to run and cook breakfast - scrambled eggs and OATMEAL!
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


ozonehole
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   Posted 1/5/2008 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't like to use those super sweet instant oatmeal packets. And, of course, it isn't necessary, since you can easily use plain instant oatmeal. I sweeten mine with stevia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevia

Bananas or banana chips and raisins help give it flavor. You could add your own cinnamon or apples, if you like. I always like to put milk on top of my oatmeal. I'm able to tolerate milk now that I'm taking Digestive Advantage, but if that's a problem you could substitute soy milk.

regards,
Robert
Crohn's since 1988
3 resections


karendee
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   Posted 1/5/2008 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks everyone! The oatmeal is working well for me. I had some this morning. I also felt full for longer too!
Karen

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...


john's girl
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   Posted 1/6/2008 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I guess I'll be the exception mad

I had two packets of instant oatmeal last month and I felt incredibly sick for the next two days. I'm not sure if it was all the fiber, or something else entirely, but I know the oatmeal didn't agree with me. I've got quite a few serious strictures in my small intestine, so the oatmeal might have contributed to a partial obstruction of sorts. If you're doing well with the oatmeal though, keep it up! Peaches and Cream was always my favorite flavor!

Good Luck!

karendee
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   Posted 1/7/2008 7:39 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks! I will watch for any problems. So far not bothering me at all.

Karen

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...


Becoming undone
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   Posted 1/7/2008 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
John's Girl,
Not the only exception. I have oatmeal (tried many types...instant, organic, 1 min, 3 min, in bars, in cookies, etc) and I am praying for mercy a few hours later (about 2-5). I love oatmeal and oatmeal raisin cookies are my favourite food, but when I'm in a bad way, even with tons of water, oatmeal doesn't like me. (but I can tolerate creme of wheat earlier...weird huh?)
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