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   Posted 1/28/2008 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I know I should probably know this but...what are some good snacks that you can have on a low residue diet? Or just general ones..I know each person is different but I was just wondering I went to the store and I was just lost. Also I usually just drink plain water and the occassional chamomile tea...Any suggestions there? I had another terrible night last night where I did everything in my power to avoid going to the emergency room. I literally had to crawl to the bathroom a few times.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 1/29/2008 12:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear AmandaH01,
you are right...everyone tolerance level for certain foods is different. When I'm beginning a flare I rely on Ensure or Boost for a week or two...but otherwise doctors often suggest a "Brat" diet if you are easing back to eating normally...bananas, rice, applesauce and tea. I like soda crackers also.
What I usually have when everything is 'normal" is a small container of yogurt with probiotics.
You'll have to experiment to see what agrees with you or not. In the meantime...I sure hope those crawling trips to the bathroom stop soon. Don't forget to rehydrate....and if you are having to crawl to the washroom I'd be inclined to have someone bring me to the ER. Sounds like you need to be rehydrated via IV.
Don't let this go on for too long. Let us know how you are doing ok. Best of luck.
Prayers .
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 1/29/2008 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat sugar free popsicles. That gives me a little sweet taste. But I eat crackers alot for snacks, it helps to put something into my empty gut. Sure hope you get feeling better soon.
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.

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   Posted 1/29/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   

Sorry to hear you had a bad night Amanda. :(  I hope your feeling better soon.
The Brat Diet is a good suggestion but take it slow no matter what you choose.  Better to keep the nutirents onboard if you can. Don't forget the Pedialyte.  At one time we used to use warm, Coco Cola that had been left sitting out.  The real Coke.  1 ounce at a time.  One of our best Docs used it for Peds to rehydrate them when they had gastroenteritis. It worked.
Take care hun and know I am here for you.


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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 1/29/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
In my experience, you just have to figure it out as you go. The BRAT diet works great for my son and husband when they have had a stomach bug, but it just about kills me if I'm in a flare. White bread with jam, muffins, waffles, pancakes and syrup, that's the kind of stuff that my system is able to digest the easiest with the minimum of pain. Others will have different items. Keeping a written journal is the best way to know for sure, it's worth the hassle!
diagnosed 11/06, solving the mystery of years of on/off abdominal pain. No more "it's just a virus". 33f with 2 boys, a lovable dog, and a wonderful husband. 150 mg Imuran, bowel resection 9/07, healing well and feeling well. Entocort 9mg.

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