Thanks for the advice. I have been seeing my doctoer and she says it's a flare and put me on prednisone. The maker's diet keeps coming up, so it won't hurt to try it. I love that you guys can all relate to me. It helps dealing with this disease a lot easier.
bloating is a daily challenge with crohns, it doesnt matter what you eat or drink, the inflammation is here to stay. i will only consume liquids if i am really bad and still get bloated. prednisone can affect everyone differently, i was on for almost a year and did not gain a pound. when going for my remicade treatments, no one beleived i was a crohns patient, i am slim and always have been. everyone reacts differently....i resemble a malnourished child at times due to the swelling of my abdomen, its normal and will not go away.
the best thing for this is to ice your belly for about ten minutes at a time and this will help with the swelling, also if you are having several BM's a day. if you are the opposite, try heat, this will help to get everything moving.
just be patient and let the pred do its thing, ask lotsa questions of your GI doc and dont be afraid of the disease. you control your body, it doesnt.