Food Survey for my never ending food battles...

What foods can't you say no to that you know you should?
3
wheat or gluten - 12.0%
4
dairy - 16.0%
0
alcohol - 0.0%
4
sugar - 16.0%
11
caffeine - 44.0%
3
take away - 12.0%

 
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cayer
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   Posted 2/9/2009 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Put your hands up for the following foods that bother you.

Gluten - I know that this is widely spoken about but how many really cut it out due to bloating and pain or just because its recommended? and is it really gluten or just wheat that's the problem?

Dairy - as above - not all diets recommend you stop using it...

alcohol - I haven't herd much about this one but I cant seem to have more than 2 drinks without feeling ill and not in a drunk way.

Preservatives - any sort of condiment type food that has a long shelf life i'm pretty sure is the culprit for making me fee crap.

Fatty foods make me throw up! Does anyone else have a throw up reflex after eating straight away? sometimes its good food but sometimes by body say's NO WAY is that going any further and I throw up. I cant find the pattern with types of food that make this happen but sometimes I have days where I cant keep a decent meal down, and there is no nausea just a quick rush to the toilet and when it comes up I feel fine (just hungry)

and lastly, does anyone else have NO self control with food they know they shouldn't eat? I just cant help myself and even though I know I will instantly feel crap I still eat that bread roll with butter and Vegemite...mmmmmm I get down on myself that I cant control it sometimes and get angry. I can snap out of it and steer clear for a while but as soon as that time of the month comes or i'm feeling down like everyone i suppose I turn to bad food.

I hope there's more naughty people out there like me. x x Tina


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Tina 26yrs old Diagnosed in 2000 with Crohn's surgery for perianal abscess and fistulas
currently on Imuran 100mg used in the past Remcide, salofalc, pred.
Worst pain equal to child labor was after eating home made Granola...i can still hear the screams ha ha.


MAG102886
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   Posted 2/9/2009 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I pretty much eat everything I know I shouldnt. Lol.  Breads, sugars, fryed foods, dairy.  Its pretty hard to eat the "right" foods when you have crohns, for me at least.  I really have no self control when it comes to food, if I want something Im going to eat it, and I suffer later for it, in all honesty it doesnt stop me...Im really not sure why.  I feel that everyone else can eat those foods and be ok, so why the heck cant I.

Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Humira (bi-weekly)
 

LMills
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   Posted 2/9/2009 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Just with chocolate soymilk. And even then, it just causes bloating and gas. I've cut out nearly everything else. I admit though that before then I could not stop ordering chocolate caramel tiramisu from macaroni grill and papa john's breadsticks with garlic sauce even though I felt...not so good afterward...
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, 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 a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


spookyh
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   Posted 2/9/2009 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to be naughty and eat all sorts of junky stuff. Nothing that would make me instantly sick, but stuff that was keeping me from getting well (ie. ice cream, candy, lunch meat, cake, chips, etc.). I've been 100% good for over 2 months now (eating SCD). If I can do it, anyone can! Seriously, I never thought I'd be able to stick to a healthy diet. I feel a little depressed when I walk through the bakery section of the grocery store, but other than that, I no longer think a whole lot about junk food. The cravings really do subside if you hang in there. Right now, my two biggest cravings are for freshly cooked peaches (they are so yummy when they're still warm turn), and pecan butter "brownies". Never did I think the day would come when I had to keep from overindulging on healthy foods smilewinkgrin!

Chronicallyill
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   Posted 2/9/2009 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   
MAG102886 said...
I pretty much eat everything I know I shouldnt. Lol.  Breads, sugars, fryed foods, dairy.  Its pretty hard to eat the "right" foods when you have crohns, for me at least.  I really have no self control when it comes to food, if I want something Im going to eat it, and I suffer later for it, in all honesty it doesnt stop me...Im really not sure why.  I feel that everyone else can eat those foods and be ok, so why the heck cant I.


This is exactly how I feel to. Down to the last tee.
Age:22/6"1'/146lb - Diagnosed: 2001 @ age 15 now 22
First time mom as of March 8th 2008
Past drugs: Pentasa, Flagyl, Budesonide, Prednisone, tons of Antibiotics, Didrocal, 6mp
Past herbal remedies and vitamins:Probiotics, Omega 3&6, Prenatal vitamins, B12, Calcium, iron, vit C, vit D, vit E, Selenium, mineral drops
Current drugs: Valtrex, Methotrexate as of October 2008
Problems:Fissure and Tags on rectum, blood clots, Chronic UTI's, Osteopenia, Ulcers in my decending Colon
No surgeries....yet. Gone through 5 G.I.'s found a 6th G.I. crossing my fingers
Procedures: 4 colonoscopies, 1 upper endoscopy, 2 barium swallows, 1 biopsy of the fissure and tag (chron's affected)


karendee
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   Posted 2/10/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   

I still eat spicy foods. Now that I am in remission I pay for them less but I still have some problems if I eat too much spice.

I refuse to give up sugar and caffeine. I need my morning coffee.

Karen


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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

 

 


cayer
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   Posted 2/10/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
sip sip "Amen to the black gold" sip sip

I watched an episode of LA INK where a guy was getting a tattoo in loving memory of cheese due to Crohn's. I would get one of a bread roll and a cup of coffee (I have cut down to one coffee these days, and maybe a red bull if im lucky...sshhhhh
Tina 26yrs old Diagnosed in 2000 with Crohn's surgery for perianal abscess and fistulas
currently on Imuran 100mg used in the past Remcide, salofalc, pred.
Worst pain equal to child labor was after eating home made Granola...i can still hear the screams ha ha.


Celey
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   Posted 2/10/2009 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
There have been times where I have said.... "That's it! I'm tired of feeling like crap! Maybe if I avoided the sugary stuff, I would feel better..." And it would work... For a day.

The problem with sugar is that the effects it has on me don't seem immediate.... Unlike chocolate... (I know that if I eat anything chocolate, I will be in a world of hurt... It's also a food I can guarantee *even though it didn't in the past* give me diarrhea really bad... And I'm usually a Crohn's person who suffers from constipation*)... I can avoid chocolate (even though I used to be a big chocaholic) because I know of its pain effect.... its not the same with sugary stuff...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


HanooN
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   Posted 2/10/2009 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I personally think sugar can cause a big problem, also Ice cream too. I cannot eat them while I'm in pain. When I'm ok Ican eat every thing almost but it must be in moderation. that works for me some times.

Milk always bad for Me
Age: 28
Diagnosed with CD JAN, 08.
Meds: Prednisone(40mg), Pentasa (4mg), Hydrocodone, prilosec, Fish oil, Multivitamins untill(01/27)
Surgeries: Right now I'm at the Hospital (Hotel) waiting for my Abscesses to be drained then I will have a Laparoscopic Resection Surgery. I’m very excited.
New med's at the hospital: Flagyl (1500mg/Day), levaquin(500mg/Day),Hydrocortisone(300mg/Day) ,Lovenox(40mg/Day) for clotting, regular insulin, dilaudid as needed (1 mg/4 Hr's)
TPN with lipids at night.
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sassy28
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   Posted 2/10/2009 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
If I eat anything with nuts or seeds I am almost instantly in pain and I begin bleeding... So, I have become very good at avoiding these things! The thing I struggle with is portion size. I eat when I am not hungry and I will have seconds for supper even when I am full. This causes pain too. I think a lot of people struggle with food issues and those of us with bowel disorders probably more so because food impacts us differently. I am working on this but it has been a hard struggle! I am 20 pounds overweight as a result of this and the prednisone... If anyone has the answer to this you could make a million!

snohare
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   Posted 2/10/2009 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
rolleyes In loving memory of cheese....yeah, that would be me. But lurking behind a gravestone near by the funeral service would be darkly hooded, disguised figure...ultimately revealed to be... idea Cheddar ! smilewinkgrin
And apart from falling off the cheese wagon as I did so severely this January ("I need fats....wanna have my fats....it's subzero darn it !") I also fall off the chocolate wagon. Two or three times a year, almost always around Christmas when my Seasonal Affective Disorders carbohydrate craving kicks in big time and I start gnawing compulsively in a search for anything sugary. yeah Which is often set off by the bouncing blood sugar and wrecked adrenals caused by too much caffeine - more than one cup of tea a day and I'm in trouble. nono Caffeinated drinks and chocolate = severe drops in blood sugar and severe, instantanaeous, ungovernable need for sleep. My mum said it first, and boy was she right !
I will say this much though - most of the time I avoid sugar pretty well - I don't even have any in the house, except for unpasteurised honey, and molasses for the iron - I stay well away from Dairy products ( ahem, blush except for the cheese and chocolate thing ) and I never, ever want to taste anything with gluten in it ever again.
( idea Unless one day they are going to hang me the next morning, in which case I have a comprehensive menu planned with about twenty different options if the chef is having problems filling the order ! yeah eyesHey, what the heck, it wouldn't be me doing the laundry... )
I find there are three categories of food: things I can always have, things I can never have, and things that will do me harm if I have them too much or when my gut is kicking off. I live in drooling anticipation of the day I find a fourth category of "foods that I cannot resist that are good for me" ! smilewinkgrin

SydneyJo
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   Posted 2/10/2009 11:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I cant figure out what makes me worse and have tried numerous diets and eliminations, sometimes I cant eat plums and other times I can, ditto with beans and corn. I generally eat what I want after all these years :)
Jo

spookyh
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   Posted 2/10/2009 11:20 PM (GMT -7)   
My weakness is honey. I've become a honey connoisseur since starting SCD, and have got several different varieties in my cupboard. I went to a farmer's market last week and bought 2 gallons of local desert blossom honey (and some orange blossom honey, and some mesquite honey turn). It's a good thing I was out of money, because there was another honey vendor selling some delicious sounding varieties.

snohare
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   Posted 2/11/2009 12:16 AM (GMT -7)   
eyes Jo, have you tried going organic ? The reason I ask is, I also could make little rhyme or reason of what ailed me with foods, until I was told to go organic. Then I found that although non-organic might be safe or not according to what it had been sprayed with, organic always fell into the three categories simple as could be. yeah

gachrons
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   Posted 2/11/2009 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Coffee and sugar here as for the rest I do fairly good for my diet .I have given up lots of things that don't bother me now but coffee is a struggle and the sugar is a hard thing to pass by ..lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


Texan with Crohn's
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   Posted 2/11/2009 5:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Stay clear of the list of no-no foods given in hospital. But noticed that all the "safe" foods I eat (about all I eat) are breads, starches and sugar. No freaking wonder I have gained 50 pounds in 8 months. I stay the heck away from cow meat; but eat chicken, fish, deer and pig.

I sure miss popcorn and crunchy peanut butter.

karendee
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   Posted 2/11/2009 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   

that in loving memory of cheese tatoo is funny. I would have to get an ear of corn.

even when I am not flaring I am scared to eat corn and I miss it so much!! I can eat cream corn but not the same.

 

Karen


 ...

Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

 

 


spookyh
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   Posted 2/11/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
karendee said...
that in loving memory of cheese tatoo is funny. I would have to get an ear of corn.

even when I am not flaring I am scared to eat corn and I miss it so much!! I can eat cream corn but not the same.



Karen


I too miss corn sad. I liked it with lots of butter. Recently, I started eating well cooked butternut squash. I put a lot of butter on it, and the taste totally reminded me of corn. Happy day!

snohare
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   Posted 2/11/2009 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
idea Oh, you have no idea how tempted I am to make a corny joke here ! yeah But I might not get a sympathetic ear... smilewinkgrin

MishBall2
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   Posted 2/11/2009 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
i selected take away because greasy deep fried foods are my demon
33 years old. Diagnosed in 2002ish. 
Taking Asacol, Lomotil TID, and on Remicade since 2004. 
Lower Bowel area only, except for the short stint (about 2 weeks) that I had mouth sores.  Also have external/anal fistula and anal/vaginal fistula. 
 


karendee
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   Posted 2/11/2009 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
snohare, please share. Is is about how corn looks the same when it comes out as when you ate it ?
lol
Karen

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

 

 


snohare
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   Posted 2/11/2009 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
turn No, I never thought of that karen ! For once my joke was not that seed-y.... idea I am a-maized you didn't guess I was going to use wordplay alone...'stalk I specialise in ! smilewinkgrin

cayer
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   Posted 2/11/2009 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
HA HA I was just about to go write on the jello thread about that corn issue...you chew and it comes out whole ha ha ha another lady had mentioned that you chew gummy bears and they come out whole. Very very funny, and of course only a joke you guys would get....

Another question for you all is, do you find that your guts are picky when your in a flare? One week you get this almighty feeling that you need to avoid gluten and the next week you can eat gluten but MUST avoid sugar and so on...I do and it seems to work! It drives my hubby crazy because he will watch me eat something and say "you cant eat that can you?" and i say no its okay today....or am I just crazy?????
Tina 26yrs old Diagnosed in 2000 with Crohn's surgery for perianal abscess and fistulas
currently on Imuran 100mg used in the past Remcide, salofalc, pred.
Worst pain equal to child labor was after eating home made Granola...i can still hear the screams ha ha.


Celey
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   Posted 2/11/2009 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I know chocolate is.... (and probably will always be) a consistent no-no for me.... Every time I pick it up, I think... 'Well, maybe I was just imagining things. Or... maybe it won't hurt this time...' And it hurts, anyway.'

I don't think you're crazy, though... Everybody's body is different...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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