fresh pineapple, anyone?

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patientspiders
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   Posted 5/17/2009 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Weird rashes and stomach upset have ensued since my demolition of a wickedly tasty fresh pineapple.

Anyone else have trouble with the fresh ones?

I thought one of the components in pineapple was supposed to ease inflammation, etc.... it just seems to give me weird hives and d.
27f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Remicade '05 through '08, with no other maintenance meds
Noticing a real difference with a Gluten-Free diet.
Currently on:
Cimzia (started 2-12-09)
Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, Forvia vitamins, and calcium chewies
Prednisone free, again! WHOOPIE!


isergodur
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   Posted 5/17/2009 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't eat pinapple and now I have an excuse to give people when they are offering it to me..

I am sorry don't know if it is supposed to be good or bad.
24 year old female
Diagnosed with Crohn's disease in December 2008..
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LMills
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   Posted 5/17/2009 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I try to avoid it now though it's one of my favorites. The only time I was able to tolerate it was when my grandmother put it in her jello..
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
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MAG102886
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   Posted 5/17/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I looooove pineapple, but it doesn't love me. :(  I can only get away with it if I throw it into a smoothie.
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Imuran 50mg, Vitamin B12 (injection), D, and C tablets. Fish Oil Tablets, Cats Claw, Slippery Elm, and Reishi.
 

mkl11
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   Posted 5/17/2009 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I love grilled pineapple, so I usually eat it cooked (or at least slightly grilled). Perhaps this makes it easier to digest because I've never had problems...
20 y/o, diagnosed 6/2007. On Humira, no wheat or corn syrup, low sugar, low dairy.


pb4
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   Posted 5/17/2009 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I eat it everyday, fresh only of course, with no issues (along with all fruits and veggies).

:)
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spookyh
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   Posted 5/17/2009 10:48 PM (GMT -7)   
If fresh pineapple bothers you, either try cooking it or eat canned. It's possible you will tolerate one of those better. Of course you lose the beneficial enzymes by cooking/canning it, but you still get the rest of the pineappley goodness :).
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
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Zanne
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   Posted 5/18/2009 5:34 AM (GMT -7)   
There is something in pineapple that some people can't tolerate. My daughter is one of them. It isn't really an allergy, just a kind of weird reaction to one of the enzymes. Only happens with fresh pineapple, but I've read that it happens with some small percentage of people, maybe you are one of them?
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.....


Nanners
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   Posted 5/18/2009 6:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't eat fresh pineapple either. It is just too acidic for me. I can eat it when its baked into muffins and such, but not fresh.
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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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heatmiser
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   Posted 5/19/2009 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
The first time I went to Hawaii I overdosed on it and spent a lot of time in the bathroom. This was my pre-cd days too. Now I'm very careful to only have a little on rare occasions.

pb4
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   Posted 5/19/2009 12:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Pineapples, along with kiwi, papaya and mangos are natrual digestive enzymes, if eaten after meals they help break down your food which means less work for the digestive tract, it's possible that eating them for some people, on an empty stomach it may irritate, if so then try a little after your meal and see if that makes a difference.

:)
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spookyh
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   Posted 5/19/2009 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
But then you might need to take something to break down the fruit. I had a very bad experience once when a mango shut down my digestive tract.

I eat cooked pineapple occasionally, but I take a digestive enzyme with it as a precaution.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
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Crohn'snme
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   Posted 5/19/2009 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't eat pineapple because I have been on the South Beach Diet for 9 months and Pineapple isn't on the diet at all. Full of sugars, which in my experience with my crohn's is the reason I can't tolerate it.

pb4
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   Posted 5/19/2009 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
We need sugar (via fruits and veggies, not refined) in order to keep our glucose levels in check or we'd die.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


dorri
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   Posted 5/19/2009 7:28 PM (GMT -7)   
The first time I've ever experienced agonizing doubled over wretched pain was after I ate fresh pineapple. This was shortly before I was diagnosed with CD.

I think the enzyme (bromelain) in pineapple is too strong for some crohnie tummies. I believe they use this enzyme as a meat tenderizer. I have to even watch the canned pineapple, although I may put it on my face and let it dissolve all the dry dead skin. Well, they say it makes an excellent facial mask.



Trigirl
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   Posted 5/19/2009 11:04 PM (GMT -7)   
It is delicious and very hard on my stomach. Cooking changes something that makes it easier to eat.

spookyh
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   Posted 5/19/2009 11:14 PM (GMT -7)   
pb4 said...
We need sugar (via fruits and veggies, not refined) in order to keep our glucose levels in check or we'd die.

:)


You don't need much though. The "Life without Bread" author (I forget his name) says that the optimal number of carbs to have a day is 78 grams. I know a couple people on the BTVC list who say they feel best with less than 50 grams. I think they stick to the low carb fruits and veggies like avocado, berries, and broccoli.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


karendee
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   Posted 5/20/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I have heard that pineapple has the same chemical that causes people to be allergic to shrimp as well.
 
Love it but if I eat too much I will pay for it!!!
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

 

 

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