Loss of appetite

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   Posted 5/16/2008 7:05 AM (GMT -6)   
When the Crohn's is flared, do many of you have loss of appetite??  Just looking at food makes me almost sick.  :-(

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   Posted 5/16/2008 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Definitely! During a flare, I could care less about eating...I have to force myself to.
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 33.
Currently taking Colazal, Nexium, Ferrous Sulfate, One-A-Day multivitamin, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, extreme fatigue

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   Posted 5/16/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi LBJ Sure there have been times when my appetite has left the country. I guess it depends on how I feel .When I want to eat I think of foods that will stimulate the appetite. I was eating macroni with mushroom soup in eat andd really found it was good. Just try to keep some fluids up .Gatorade was good tasting and ensure and boost. If there is V and N I guess there is not much to help me but wait it out for a few days if it goes on longer then a person might need more help, how are things going for you? lol gail

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   Posted 5/16/2008 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes.  I can't stand the sight, smell or thought of food when I'm flaring.  That's one of the first signs I get. 

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   Posted 5/16/2008 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I think it goes for most of us during a flare. that the smell of food makes us sick. Have you tried ensure or boost. I usually drink when I have flared in the past.
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.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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   Posted 5/16/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I am technically in remission. But I have these little bouts that hit if I have too much stress or eat the wrong thing, and when those times hit, food is the last thing I want. I try to force my self to at least drink chicken broth, but that can be hard too at times. So you are not alone.
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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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 5/16/2008 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I spent five months on ensure due to a flare and every other time that I flare. I hate the smell of food and I will through it out of the fridge right away. Even now after my resection I have days that I can not eat and days that I can.
CD diagnosed 34 years ago
Stem Cell Transplant may be back on
Lap-assisted Ileocolic Resection- February 2008
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Back on Prednisone - I hate it
Ranitidine HCL 
Prednisone 1% (eye drops)
Maxidex  (eye ointment)
Homatropine 5% (eye drops)
B12, Folic Acid, Vitaman D, Calcium

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