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Chicago Alan
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 2/27/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Just happened to stumble across this site and it's great to get some insight from others. I am a 39 year old male had CD for about 10. I have done the steroid thing and a couple other drugs, what has helped me the most has been my diet. I have to stay AWAY from caffeine, corn, any veg with a peel, chocolate, salads, OJ, Lemonade and Milk. As of now I'm taking nothing, flares once in a while but not horrid. I really struggle with my weight, anyone have a suggestion? I'm going to try the Aloe Juice.

It's nice not to feel so alone!


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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 2/27/2008 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
welcome. you have found a great place.
which way do you struggle with weight...wanting to put it on or take it off?
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. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.

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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 2/27/2008 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there Alan,

Welcome to HealingWell! I hope you'll find lots of friendship and support here. You'll find that a lot of us are interested in diet here, and many of us made New Year's resolutions to see if we couldn't get healthier by eating better. A number of us are using the Maker's Diet; others are trying the specific carbohydrate diet; others are just trying to cut out sugars and "junk" foods. You might enjoy reading some of those threads.

When you said that you struggle with your weight, what exactly did you mean? Are you underweight or overweight?

Best wishes,

Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

Chicago Alan
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 2/27/2008 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't gain weight. I was in the best shape of my life when I lost 55 lbs in 2 weeks. 195 to 140, now I'm at 170 and stuck.

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 2/27/2008 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Chicago Alan, I to struggle with my weight, I had my second resction done in 2002 I wieghed at my besy 115 then the disease came back in feb 2003 , my lowest has been 91 last summer. I finally got to a 100lbs and am up and down nothing i seem to do helps so i know what its like to be STUCK it SUCKS !!!!! Hang in there this is a great place to vent and learn your not alone.
I AM A 43YR OLD FEMALE DX: CHRONS DISEASE 1987 had it probually since 1982

Post Edited (ALI9) : 2/27/2008 6:22:41 PM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 2/28/2008 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Alan,
Welcome to HW forum. Its a great place to ask questions or to vent if needed.
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
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 2/28/2008 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there and A Warm HW welcome to you
Support and caring is great here
So is the education
I found HW at my lowest and havent left since lol...........
Keep posting and Do stay with us

  DX With Crohns,Pyoderma Gangrenosum, Anxiety/ Panic and Other Disorders
         Mod for Alzheimer's, Anxiety and Panic and Co Mod for Crohns Donate today to keep HW helping others

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 350
   Posted 2/28/2008 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
You have found a great community filled with more knowledge then any doctor :)
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's.
Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow
through, diagnosed with Crohn's (23 years old 165lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone


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