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lilturbo
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   Posted 3/1/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anybody ever taken Peptamin for a flare up? I've heard that this was the "old school" method and has been quite successful for Crohn's patients during flare ups. I was told that when an individual would begin flaring they would basically be on a liquid diet of peptamin until their symptoms went away.

I only ask b/c prednisone seems to be the only medicine that keeps me in remission (currently on Remicade and Entocort) and I am no longer in remission. I am tired of eating low residual, empty calorie foods and want to get back in remission w/ out prednisone (prednisone has already wrecked havic on my bones).

Any advice? Any and all comments would help! Thank you tongue
Battling w/ CD for 2 years...
Osteopenia in the spine caused by prednisone
Currently on Remicade


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   Posted 3/1/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Yup, it's an old therapy, but can be really effective. If it works for you, and you have nothing to eat except the liquid formula, you could be in remission within a few weeks, and sometimes less. Then if you want, you can continue to use 500 or 750 calories per day of the Peptamen, alongside your regular diet, to help maintain remission longer.
 
There are a bunch of different formulas available, and they all seem to work about equally well. I've heard some great success stories from parents whose kids have used Peptamen (I'm writing a book about the use of these liquid diets in Crohn's disease, because I think patients deserve to know about this treatment option. As you point out, it can save you from having to use steroids, which is a big advantage.) Good luck if you decide to try it!

lilturbo
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   Posted 3/2/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you SO MUCH! I am absolutely excited that you are writing a book about liquid diets, I will (and I know tons of other folks) buy it when it comes out! Keep me posted and I'll let you know how it goes =)
Battling w/ CD for 2 years...
Osteopenia in the spine caused by prednisone
Currently on Remicade


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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 443
   Posted 3/2/2008 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Great, good luck! Hope the Peptamen works really well for you. You're welcome to e-mail me if you have questions (by clicking on my name), or if you want me to e-mail you when the book is available.
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