Steroids and Hunger

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CUBFAN26
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   Posted 2/23/2009 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I am having resection surgery on March 6th and my doctors have just placed me on Entocort again.  I am taking 9mg a day along with 4000mg of pentasa.  These steroids are making me hungry all the time.  It seems all I want to do is eat, but the more i eat the worse i feel and then I have to use the bathroom anywhere from 3-20 times a day. It is quite a visious cycle. I was wondering what has helped with this hunger and my wanting to eat non-stop. 

Crohn's since June 2005
Relapse/flare up since Oct. 2007
Been on Pentasa, Asocol. Predisone, Entocort, Imuran, Protonix, various anxiety meds, painkillers

Surgery scheduled for March 6th 2009


Kaycie
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   Posted 2/23/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Drinking fluids seems to help me. Gatorade might be better for you since you are probably losing lots of electrolytes with the D.

Is there anything that does NOT make you run to the bathroom? I'm usually safe with peanut butter sandwiches... so I eat those whenever I'm having trouble with D.
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, moving onto a Clinical Trial called ABT-874 - Tentative start date - 10/2/08 - 10/16/08  - Infusion, every 4 weeks.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 13 months old


mojowo4
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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 137
   Posted 2/23/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I try to suck on hard candies so that I have something in my mouth all the time and have constant flavor. It helps me from raiding the fridge every 5 minutes.

Dx CD 2003 but probably had it 10 years prior

Dx Primary Sclerossing Cholangitis 2006

GB out '95, Appendix out '96, Kidney stent '02/stone removal '02, Resection '04, fistulectomy '06 2x, tubal '05

Currently on 100mg 6mp-50 mg,  and Remicade every 8 weeks, Ambien, predsnisone, humira 1x wk, flagyl, cypro, diflucan, probiotic


spookyh
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   Posted 2/23/2009 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I just used will power. I sat around feeling sorry for myself, because I so wanted that great big bowl of peanut butter crunch. But I knew I didn't need it, because my weight had already inched up too much. Maybe you could distract yourself by keeping your hands and mind busy?

Also, a really good electrolyte drink is called E-Lyte. No sugar and calories, and a much better ratio of minerals than gatorade.

CUBFAN26
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/23/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the tips.  My crohn's tends to give me more constipation than D.  I am just tired of sitting there in pain trying to go, especially at work which is no fun at all.  i am able to eat PB &J's, cheese pizza and pretzels and do everyday.  I guess i am just tired of eating the same refined carbs.  I never thought all i really would want is a BIG salad and some popcorn.  Hopefully after the surgery i will be able to eat more healthy and different foods.  Good luck to all....

Crohn's since June 2005
Relapse/flare up since Oct. 2007
Been on Pentasa, Asocol. Predisone, Entocort, Imuran, Protonix, various anxiety meds, painkillers

Surgery scheduled for March 6th 2009

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