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   Posted 2/17/2008 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
 I just sat down to eat, not very hungry so I ate alittle homemade mash taters. Not 3 mins into it and I started getting cramps bad, in the pit of my belly. A few mins later the pains moved downward.....and off to the potty I went. But almost nothing happened just cramps. Do you think it's my crohns or maybe IBS?

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   Posted 2/17/2008 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
How often has it happened? Have you lost weight? What other symptoms do you have? What tests have you had?

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   Posted 2/17/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   

My personal experience with IBS is it takes more then a couple of bites of something soft to kick into the cramps.  I agree that more info would be helpful. Thanks.


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   Posted 2/17/2008 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like a food intolerance to me. I would try not to stress out over it, give it a few hours & see if it improves.


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   Posted 2/18/2008 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was in a flare, all it would take is a few bites to bring on the pain. My son, who is under a diagnosis of IBS at present, has the same problem ocassionally. His peds GI said it was his system going into overdrive. This isn't very helpful, I know, but goes to show that you aren't alone with this problem!
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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   Posted 2/18/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
When my disease is really acting up, I get pain even before I eat, while preparing food -- just the anticipation of eating brings on a gnawing, spastic pain at the umbillicus. Funny, this is something I haven't thought about in months. It's a relief not to feel that pain.

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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