I have crohns in the colon, and rectum and have had a colostomy since 2002. I have always thought food could be a key factor of a flare but it has been very difficult to go back to scratch to find out what foods cause a flare.
However after a nasty flare last month and having tried every drug available my consultant has put me on Modulen so therefore I am not eating anything. I am 4 weeks into it with another 4 to go.
This now gives me the perfect opportunity to reintroduce food and see if diet does cause a flare. I will keep you informed.
24 year old male from London
Crohns since 2002, Colostomy in 2002 and Small Bowel Resection 2005
Have tried Infliximab (Remicade) and Adalimumab (Humira)
Numerous spells on Prednisolone 40mg, Suspected Abscess in June 2007 - treated with antibiotics
Flare up in Feb 09 resulted in 2 week hospital stay
Now out and on Modulen - no food for ideally 8 weeks ARGH!!!!!
Also on Azathioprine 125mg