cream of wheat? good thing or bad thing? or can this be just the stress of the holidays

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

survivor49
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 241
   Posted 12/23/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
is cream of wheat for us or bad for us? i have been eating it for breakfast lately because of the smooth texture, and it just looks like it would be soothing. i have also been having a fairly nasty flare. the flare started before the cream of wheat, but i am having persistent pain, morning and night. i can't figure out whether i am hurting myself of helping myself by eating this stuff.
this may be a ridiculous question, but any input is appreciated. this is an especially stressful holiday as i lost my mom earlier this year, and am spending a lot of time working extra hours because of the impact of the economy on my income.
happy holidays

meowgirl
New Member


Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 12/23/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know about others, but I find it soothing myself, particularly when I'm having a flare.
Used to be normal...but now...I'm just frustrated and want my life back...Struggling to keep my head above water
37, Dxd with Crohn's, IBS, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Asthma
Just started Remicade, also taking Azathioprine (Imuran), Entocort on and off, Levbid, Cymbalta, Lexapro, Xanyx, Nexium, Singulair, pain meds as needed


CrazyHarry
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1034
   Posted 12/23/2008 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
high glycemic and not gluten free = double whammy bad. but then i do tend to have a more extreme diet than others.

you're better off with plain oatmeal, which is low glycemic and has fiber. get the kind that takes like 5 min to cook on the stove top. mix in real cinnamon and perhaps a teaspoon or two of real maple syrup if you must. rasins work too.
Crazy Harry

---------------------------------------------
Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


survivor49
Regular Member


Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 241
   Posted 12/23/2008 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks- i was wondering about the gluten thing

belleenstein
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1010
   Posted 12/23/2008 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
It's impossible to say whether it is specifically bad for you -- depends on the issues you are dealing with. Generally speaking however, if you are in a flare, usually that is accompanied by inflammation. If your bowel is inflamed there will be constriction at the site of inflammation. Fibre is not thought generally to be helpful in these circumstances, therefore cream of wheat is often the hot cereal of choice.

If you are gluten intolerant, then obviously you shouldn't be eating cream of wheat.
Belleenstein:

30+ years living with Crohn's.


pb4
Elite Member


Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 18012
   Posted 12/23/2008 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I've never had any issues with it, but I prefer good old oatmeal with a little honey myself.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


MsRockonBelly21
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 42
   Posted 12/24/2008 1:12 AM (GMT -6)   
In my case cream of wheat, farina, oatmeal, and grits do a number on stomach. I really would have to be in the mood to eat any of those things, to pay for the price of pain that follows within those first couple of spoons. Before I got sick, I would make cream of wheat and oatmeal so creamy I would use a straw smilewinkgrin
Don't judge a book by its movie.
 
In the past I have taken Asacol, 6mp, Prednisone(3x),  Remicade, Flagyl, Cipro, Phenergan, Colazal(think there was others).                       
 
I am on Metoprolol for high blood pressure and heart beating too fast. On Citalopram for my anxiety and depression. Started taking fish oil capsule for my high cholesterol. On Calcium pills. On Remicade(its my second time being on it because a former doctor refuse to give it to me so I left) 
 
Diagnosed at age 14 in 2001, first started sick getting at age 13, Sept 2000. I am now 21


spookyh
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 1342
   Posted 12/24/2008 1:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I never felt like cream of wheat bothered me. It didn't cause any pain our obvious symptoms. No foods caused overt symptoms, unless I over indulged in something like french fries or raw veggies/fruits. But since I've gone on SCD, my constipation has disappeared, which in turn has nearly eliminated bleeding (my hemmeroids, fissure, and fistulas are improved). My intestines feel pretty happy all around, and don't get crampy anymore. But why did I improve? Was it the elimination of gluten, lactose, starch, or sugar? Or was it eating lots of homemade yogurt? Or was it eliminating junk food and processed food? I wish I knew what the culprit was, but don't want to change my current eating style to find out ;).

pb4
Elite Member


Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 18012
   Posted 12/24/2008 1:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Honestly spooky I'm placing bets on the eliminating sugar as number 1 and the junk food and processed food right along with the sugar...it's also even more likely it's the entire combination of your list of eliminated food items that has probably brought you to a better place along with the yogurt.

Stick with it!!!!

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


LMills
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1753
   Posted 12/24/2008 1:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I was wondering about that too, but it did seem like the gluten might pose a few risks...
Oatmeal is another story..I'll have to try it with honey like the others. I wonder if goat milk would ruin it.
Do you feel any better or worse eating the cream of wheat? And what do you put in it?
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 30 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, prilosec in the morning, tandem plus, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting the specific carbohydrate diet. Cheated once for Christmas.

"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


Nanners
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14994
   Posted 12/24/2008 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I eat cream of wheat just fine, but I am not gluten sensitive. Another cereal you might want to try instead is Cream of rice. Just a thought!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.


spookyh
Veteran Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 1342
   Posted 12/24/2008 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I'll definitely stick with it pb4! Pre-SCD, I was a big milk drinker (3 glasses a day), but about a month or so before I quit drinking it, I would get a bit of a bloated feeling if I didn't eat something with it. Maybe the beginning of lactose intolerance.

And I agree with Nanners. Try cream of rice instead. Tastes about the same, and it might be less harsh on your system. You also might want to put some lactaid drops in the milk in case the lactose is bothering you, and use honey instead of sugar. Just experiment and see what works best for you!
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:48 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,251,415 posts in 250,442 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 157576 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, SwimmymomElaine.
393 Guest(s), 19 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Lyme Contractor, Chapelle, Moonlitnight, garylouisville, Roxie60, Chicago Dave, Scaredy Cat, Larasmom, 142, chicagobulls11, moose1109, teragram, LiamsGram, Pluot, Metro, Beejane, jen123, tired of it, Cornell


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest  Follow HealingWell.com on YouTube
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2014 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer