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   Posted 11/13/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   

I signed myself up for an Oyster party, I've never tried them before but I thought it would be fun. I didn't realize they'd be served raw... does anyone with Crohn's have any experiences eating Oysters?



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   Posted 11/13/2008 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I have eaten oysters both raw and cooked. They were very plentiful when I was a kid and free for the pickin' on the beach. I am not an oyster fan. I do LOVE clams though. Oysters and clams are very nutritious [high in iron among other things]. I have never had a problem digesting them.

Raw oysters, particularly the small ones, are typically "slurped" down, not chewed. Could that cause someone a problem? Don't know.

Also, raw oysters should not be eaten by people with liver disease, cancer, and impaired immune systems because of the potential for bacteria in the uncooked seafood.
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   Posted 11/13/2008 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never trusted eating those, even pre-Crohn's days. Seems risky for food poisoning.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure). Tapered off prednisone a month ago!

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   Posted 11/14/2008 1:31 AM (GMT -6)   

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   Posted 11/14/2008 3:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I think raw would not be a good idea with this disease.
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   Posted 11/14/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I dont care for them myself though they are sort of a staple here. The safe ones are irradiated. Its not the oyster but the water it comes from and today who can say the water is clean. I would stick to the cooked ones.
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   Posted 11/14/2008 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
haha I have to agree with pb4 too. Sounds quite icky!
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure). Tapered off prednisone a month ago!

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   Posted 11/14/2008 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I live in New Orleans--but I've never had a raw oyster, although I adore them grilled (as several restaurants do here). If your immune system is compromised, DO NOT EAT THEM RAW! It's dangerous.

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   Posted 11/15/2008 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I would agree! W/Crohn's I would NOT be eating ANY raw fish, meat, eggs. I love french fried oysters, I love oyster stew tho I tend to push the oysters aside and fry them up for later eating. I love the flavor of the oyster stew!
By the way, a bit off-topic - but - there is this restaurant in SW Michigan near Belleville, The Pickle Barrel. They have these BIG, THICK pork chops that they dip in batter, quickly deep-fry to seal in the juices and then bake til done. Oh my gawd! To DIE for! They are so tender, delicious ... and they also batter and deep-fry dill pickles!
Darn! Now I'm hungry and have to go scrounge thru the frige and cupboards! See what you started???

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   Posted 11/15/2008 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat raw fish in sushi with no problems but I have never tried oysters. They seem to mucousy for me.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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   Posted 11/15/2008 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't like any of those slimy slithery things - oysters, escarot, squid... The first person who tried them must have had a lot of chutzpah - they just don't look edible.
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