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   Posted 1/31/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Is there any problem to eat seeds if you got strictures?? I have two strictures, but i do not have any problems with them. Thanks :-)

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   Posted 1/31/2008 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Krica, obviously everyone is very different as to what they can handle. I cannot handle seeds or nuts of any kind. If you can eat them great, I would just be careful and eat them in moderation and chew them very well. If you know you have 2 strictures I wouldn't make it part of my daily diet. Take care.
40 yr old wife and mom to two boys 8 & 10
symptoms since the age of 19
officially diagnosed with crohn's Nov.2006
meds: pentasa 500mg 2 x 3day
(just went off Entocort 3mg 2/day)
Surgery booked for Feb.11th- TI resection(stricture)

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   Posted 1/31/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Good advice from Smile.  Knowing you have two strictures you may be tempting the fates. I would tread lightly in the seed department.
Just my 2 cents. :-)
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   Posted 1/31/2008 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I would stay away from all nuts and seeds especially if you have a stricture. Plus avoid all peels on fruits or veggies.
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 1/31/2008 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I have strictures and nuts mess me up bad.
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   Posted 2/1/2008 5:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I would not eat seeds and nuts. They can mess you up big time.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
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   Posted 2/1/2008 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   

I know where you are coming from. I have severe strictures too and *often* can get away with eating seeds (and when I am brave popcorn). That's well and good when I am in remission, but add just a tiny bit of inflammation on top of the scars I have and there is no way for those things get through-- hello ER. It's like rolling dice because no matter how you feel you can't see the condition of your guts. I admit, I test the limits more often than I should and am often just fine. BUT any day now it will catch up with me again. Sometimes I can't resist a Quiznos sub covered in sesame seeds. After I eat it I always think it wasn't so good to be worth the risk.
Currently in remission!

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   Posted 2/3/2008 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I have strictures also , and absolutely cannot eat anything with seeds....I even have to watch tomatoes. Please be careful..... I wouldn't risk it having been in trouble (in hospital) too many times....just not worth it.
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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