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I have moderate to severe crohns. Despite my crohns currently been under control I go to the loo approx 7 - 10 times per day.
I am about 4 stone overweight. I never lose weight because of a crohns flare up.
Lots of people will try to tell you that skinny people cant have crohns but thats just rubbish.
I've just come across this thread and it has answered one of my questions - that you don't have to be skinny to have CD. I LOVE this site!!!
I haven't had any of the 'usual' symptoms. I'm overweight and have been for some years and put it down to age (44), underactive thyroid and work/life balance not being great. Not helped by me being able to eat curries, chips, pizzas with no ill effects but bad D when I eat wholemeal/bran stuff. After recent hospital stay (resection) I lost over 16 lbs and really want to keep it off and possibly lose more. I've stopped smoking since then too (didn't know it was really bad for CD) so want to do that healthy living thing a bit more.
Am I wasting my time trying to 'diet' to keep the weight off/lose more? do you really think it's something to do with Crohn's? I'm not on any medication except for thyroid which has been stable for ages until after surgery recently.