What do you eat when dealing with a stricture?

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Julie1014
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   Posted 3/8/2009 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I know I am facing the inevitable (surgery.)  I have a stricture caused by scar tissue.  I also suffer from Crohn's constipation.  What a winning combination, lol!  It's like trying to shove a watermelon through a straw. rolleyes    Anyway, I bought some Ensure and am going to try that today.  Is it best to stick with just liquids?  How about soft foods?  Any recommendations from my fellow Crohnies?  I really don't need a bowel obstruction right now..... smhair    Blessings to you all, my friends!
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 10 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


gachrons
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   Posted 3/8/2009 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I was eating apple pie for awhile with the last one I had but creamed soups, jello's,a bit of cracker ,I did not stop eating but ensure is good.. if not eating I think about 3 a day might be good.. even in the hospital they still gave me liquids like tomato soup and jellos...any change yet on how your feeling? lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


Zanne
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   Posted 3/8/2009 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
If you can tolerate milk you can do full liquids, like custards, puddings, milkshakes, tapioca. I can usually tolerate mashed potato, plain white fish, occasionally some chicken, eggs, white bread, rice. But it really depends on how you are feeling. Yesterday, I had some fish at lunch and was miserable for the rest of the day, so today I have backed off on my food choices. The Ensures and Boosts can help keep you nutritionally healthy until you and your doctor can figure out what to do next. If you can't do lactose, there are some available that don't have lactose, but you may have to get them through a nutritionist or the hospital dietary department.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


Becky77
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   Posted 3/8/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Mac & cheese, and mashed potatos!! They work for me no matter how I feel. Yummy!
Becky

31 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05
Currently on Humira, Prilosec, Effexor, Calcium, Vit D, sublingual B12


Nanners
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   Posted 3/8/2009 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I would stick with low residue types of foods. Easy to chew, easy to digest. Also, I deal with Crohns constipation myself and use stool softners to keep things softer and moving thru my system. Maybe you can talk to your doc about those and see if they help you.

Hugs,
Gail *Nanners*
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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 and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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Julie1014
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   Posted 3/8/2009 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all so much for the replies!!!! Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 10 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


Wolfie40
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   Posted 3/8/2009 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I was on low residue due to a severe stricture caused by scar tissue.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


janicea
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   Posted 3/8/2009 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Julie: I had a couple strictures -- could not even manage potatoes or anything for a year or so....

I lived for 2 years on smoothies. And I wasn't hungry at all!! It's so good not to be feeling hungry maybe you want to try this:

yougert
rice protein powder (you could use whey, or whatever) Rainbow vanilla i used a lot
frozen fruit (anything but razzberries with those little seeds) peach and mango are great.
Blender it!!

mtgman
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   Posted 3/8/2009 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
if the milk is a probelm try lactaid tablets...you can take as many as you need every time you eat dairy. i think i have a stricture even though my doc can't see it...i've been trying to eat solid food becasue i've lost so much weight...i've also been pounding the milkshakes and ben and jerry's...the lactaid seems to be working.

janicea
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   Posted 3/8/2009 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh and blended soups!!

stock (can be from a box)
potatoes (I could do this if the soup was medium thick)
any frozen or fresh veggies (I could even do corn this way, but watch out for using a lot of broccoli can be gassy, which hurts)

you can put onions in first, sautee, add stock taters (skinless) chopped up, any veggies you want cook for a bit, and blend till smooth!

I am also a constipation type, so I was not able to add rice or anything, but if you can tolerate it add rice instead of potatoes! (cooked then frozen then thawed rice works best for me, so I bought it in a bag).

Also if you are feeling brave: onions sauteed, celery chopped up, stock, black beans -- cook then blend, top with tortilla chips! you can also add a little sour creme if you can tolerate it.

xoxo

good luck!

Julie1014
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   Posted 3/8/2009 4:53 PM (GMT -7)   
All I can say is..... THANK YOU!!! You guys are the best! I appreciate all of the suggestions. Blessings, Julie:-)
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 10 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg three times a day, 1mg at bedtime (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 

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