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sickofitall
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   Posted 6/16/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
 
I am waiting starting Remicade treatment... other meds didn't work.  But in the mean time I'm trying to figure out what I can eat.  I notice that if I'm on a completely liquid diet I am okay.  But as soon as I eat solid food (doesn't matter what it is) I get several BM of watery mucous and blood, then follows stool.  I simply cannot function either way??  If I'm only on liquids I get kinda dizzy, weak, and get a headache because I feel like I need food, then I eat something very bland, yogurt, rice, banana, etc and I get sick.  I usually do the liquids for 3 days.

Any advice?
Just finished prednisone taper of 40mg in 6 weeks.  We'll see if it works.


janicea
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   Posted 6/16/2009 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
find a meal replacement powder with protein!! mix it with a piece of fruit - whatever works for you - yougert - whatever works for you and have a smoothie. I lived like that for 2 years. I was never hungry or dizzy. I'm assuming your dizziness is form low blood sugar. If you can tolerate it, you can also throw in a tablespoon of almond or peanut butter. Experiment! Make sure you get enough calories and enough protein and vitamins!! If you can't figure it out for yourself, maybe you can find a nutritionist to help you. Once I found a powder that worked for me, I was on my way. I used rice and pea protein since I shy away from whey and soy. You can get sample packets before you buy a big load of the stuff. It's healthy and will help you.
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Trying LDN 3.5mg nightly ~ because I'm allergic to pentasa and 5ASA's I'm taking Boswellia Serrata. SCD yogurt. Using silver sulfadiazine on Pyoderma . B-12 shots. Juicing veggies!


ivy6
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   Posted 6/16/2009 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Pureed soups might work, as might proper bone stock, and juice.
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gachrons
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   Posted 6/16/2009 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I drank ensure when I was at my worst it really helped me also stick to very soft foods maybe jello ,mashed potatoes,fish white toast .Low roughage for sure start off slow creamed soups are good and taste good.Let us know how you are doing.When are you starting your Remicade? lol gail
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   Posted 6/16/2009 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Food is an entirely individual thing.  I found that out listening to everybody in my crohns group.  Foods that bother some of us, don't bother others.  You just have to play hit & miss until you figure out what works and what doesn't work for you.  Good Luck!
Crohn's Disease.  Diagnosed 13+ years ago.  I've been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  This last time has been the worst.  I'm now full of ulcers from my stomach all the way down to my anus.  I'm currently doing Humera 40mg injections every other week.  I'm also on Imuran and once a day Lotensin.  I'm in the process of weaning off my first round of Prednisone.  I recently joined a local crohns disease support group that meets monthly.  It has been great talking to and meeting other people who share the same disease.  I hope to continue gaining insight through this forum as well.


sickofitall
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   Posted 6/17/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys
 
just an update....dr. called and said I had C diff.  No wonder everything I ate made me sick!  Probably from all the rounds of antibiotics I did.  I'm wondering how long I've had this since my symptoms have been so bad lately....I've also been using alot of immodium which from what I hear makes things worse when you have c diff.  Great!  Funny thing is I've been tested repeatedly for Cdiff and it always came out negative.  But that was the first doctor who never told me to refrigerate the stool sample.  This time I did and it came out positive.  I'll probably be given the vanomycin (SP?)  because flagyl gives me horrible D.  Anyway.... what a roller coaster!  Also have to wait on the Remicade to see what happens.  Maybe the majority of my symptoms are from Cdiff.  Thats what I'm hoping for anyway.  Thanks for all your support!
Just finished prednisone taper of 40mg in 6 weeks.  We'll see if it works.


judyc
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   Posted 6/17/2009 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
What is C diff??  Irishgal777

Keeper
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   Posted 6/17/2009 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a quick check of the literature turned up a study of studies on the use of probiotics for handling C.Diff. (Clostridium difficile). The study states that only Saccheromyces boulardi is effective for treating C.diff. but I wonder if that is only because it is a yeast and thus not killed off by antibiotics. It also states that the bacteria in Culturelle (Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG) is useful in treating antibiotic associated diarrhea - presumably taken several hours before or after the antibiotics (or after completing the antibiotic course). For reference: The American Journal of Gastroenterology

judyc
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   Posted 6/18/2009 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I HAVE HAD CROHN'S MOST OF MY LIFE, SINCE AGE 11, MANY SURGERIES, (OVER 40 YEARS, MISDIAGNOSED TILL I WAS 16. THEY WERE SURE I WAS ANOREXIC! I SHOULD HAVE SUED AS THEY STUCK ME IN THE PSYCH WARD, THAT'S WHERE THEY PUT EATING DISORDERS BACK IN THE 70'S, AND I WAS IN THERE 3 MONTHS, AFTER 2, AND AFTER MUCH PAIN ON MY RIGHT SIDE, THE TESTS FINALLY REVEALED IT WAS NOT IN MY HEAD BUT WAS, INDEED CROHN'S WHICH HAS GRADUALLY GOTTEN WORSE. I ONLY HAVE APPROX 15 FEET LEFT OF MY SMALL, WHICH IS WHERE IT IS, CONTAINED IN THE SMALL INTESTINES, HAD ONE SURGERY AT CLEVELAND CLINIC WHICH IS THE BEST IN THE USA, BUT MY LAST SURGERY, WHICH THEY SAID MY INTESTINES WERE PERFORATING SO I COULDN'T TAKE AN AMBULANCE TO CLEVELAND OR I SHOULD SAY, THE HOSPITAL HERE IN ROCHESTER, NY, WOULDN'T ALLOW IT, SAID IT WAS TOO RISKY BUT THEN I SAT IN MY HOSPITAL BED FOR 2 DAYS BEFORE THEY FINALLY DID THIS SO CALLED "EMERGENCY SURGERY". I WILL NEVER GO TO THAT HOSPITAL AGAIN FOR ANY SURGERIES. I WAS ORIGINALLY IN FOR 9 DAYS, WENT HOME TO GET HEALED, AFTER A MONTH, I WAS NOT GETTING ANY BETTER AND I HAD THIS VERY BAD PAIN IN MY PELVIC AREA, LOWER RIGHT SIDE SO I MADE AN APPT WITH THE SURGEON, HE NEVER LOOKED AT ME, OR EXAMINED ME, SAID I WAS STILL HEALING AND TO COME BACK IN 2 WEEKS IF I WASN'T ANY BETTER. WELL, LIKE MOST OF US, WE KNOW OUR BODIES FROM HAVING THIS FOR SO MANY YEARS SO I CALLED MY GI DR WHEN I GOT HOME, TOLD HER THE WHOLE STORY, SHE ORDERED ME TO COME TO THE HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY. I MET HER IN ADMITTING WHEN EVERYONE HAD GONE HOME BUT SHE HAD THE ADMITTANCE PAPERS FOR ME TO SIGN AND SHE THEN SENT ME TO GET A CT SCAN BUT NOT THE USUAL, AS THE RADIOLOGIST DOCTOR INSERTED A WHITE RUBBER TUBE, A LONG ONE FROM THE LEFT SIDE OF MY BODY AND PUSHED IT THROUGH, PIERCING MY BLADDER, UTERUS, AND PROBABLY OTHER ORGANS. I WAS IN HORRIBLE PAIN AS HE WAS ALSO MOVING AROUND ALL THE INTESTINES THAT HAD BEEN RESECTIONED AND STRICTURED PLASTIED A MONTH PRIOR TO THIS. THIS TUBE WAS USED TO DRAIN THE "FLUID" THAT WAS IN THE PELVIC AREA AS THEY DIDN'T WANT TO GO BACK IN AND open ME UP AGAIN. THE RADIOLOGIST/DOCTOR SHOWED ME THIS LONG NARROW PLASIC BAG FULL OF DARK DARK FLUID. I SAID TO HIM, "WHAT IS THAT??" AND HE SAID, "THAT IS MONTH OLD BLOOD FROM YOUR SURGERY A MONTH AGO. HE THEN SAID THERE WERE 220ccs OF THIS OLD BLOOD, FILLED THIS BAG RIGHT UP. THEY RUSHED ME TO A ROOM AND IMMEDIATELY STARTED TO HANG BAGS OF ANTIBIOTICS TO GO INTO MY IV. AT THIS TIME, I STILL DIDN'T HAVE A CLUE HOW CLOSE I COULD HAVE BEEN AT DEATH AS THEY CALLED IT "SEPTIC" OR THE INFECTION COULD HAVE GONE THROUGH MY WHOLE BODY IF I HAD WAITED ANOTHER FEW DAYS OR A WEEK, CAUSING DEATH. I WAS VERY FORTUNATE THAT THIS HADN'T HAPPENED YET. THE CULTURE CAME BACK NEGATIVE. I HAVE TO ADMIT I WAS A WRECK FOR THREE DAYS TILL THE RESULTS WERE IN. MY GI DOCTOR WAS CONFIDENT WE GOT IT OUT OF ME IN TIME AS I HAD NO FEVER OR OTHER SIGNS OF INFECTION. SO THE NEXT DAY AFTER THIS PROCEDURE, MY INCOMPIDENT SURGEON CAME TO MY ROOM AND WAS TELLING ME AS LONG AS I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL, HE WANTED ME TO HAVE A BARIUM SWALLOW (THEY USED TO CALL THEM UPPER OR LOWER GI SERIES). I SAID "NO WAY, YOU WANT ME TO SWALLOW THIS LEAD-LIKE BARIUM AND TAKE A CHANCE THAT IT WOULD DO MORE HARM IN THERE AS I'M STILL HEALING FROM THE RESECTIONS AND STRICTURE PLASTIES?" BUT HE INSISTED I TAKE THIS TEST, THAT I AM HEALED MORE THAN I KNOW AND I TOLD HIM, AFTER THEY DRAINED ME, I WAS BACK TO "SQUARE ONE", FELT LIKE I JUST GOT OUT OF THAT OPERATING ROOM ON TO THE RECOVERY ROOM WITH THE SAME EXCRUCIATING PAIN I HAD A MONTH BEFORE. JUST LIKE I RELAPSED. HE THEN SAID, THAT I REALLY NEEDED TO DO THIS TEST TO SEE HOW THIS HAPPENED. I AGAIN SAID, NO, I'M NOT HAVING THAT TEST AND THEN HE GOT UP, PUSHED HIS CHAIR ACROSS THE FLOOR AS IT HIT THE WALL, NEVER SAYING ANOTHER THING AND I NEVER SAW OR HEARD FROM THAT SURGEON AGAIN. MY GI DR. CAME IN SHORTLY AFTER HIS VISIT AND AGREED WITH ME, I DID NOT NEED THAT TEST AT THIS TIME. I TOLD HER WHAT HE HAD SAID, THAT I SHOULD HAVE THIS TEST TO SEE WHY AND HOW THIS HAPPENED. SO AFTER ANOTHER 9 DAYS IN THAT HOSPITAL (18 DAYS ALL TOGETHER), I finally went home, so sick and weak but I had it in my mind, when I'm stronger, I am going to see my surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, who told me last time, "don't let anyone from the Rochester, NY area touch you! You have severe crohn's and they don't see enough of this to be good at doing surgery on me. Told me, to get an ambulance and I wanted to, but they kept telling me "you are perforating and you would never make it alive there" which was BS as I sat in my hospital room for TWO days before this horrible surgeon finally did my surgery. My surgeon in Cleveland had a CT scan ordered for me when I got there, very different from the ones here as I had to drink this very thin liquid that didn't bother me at all, later he told me there was a very small amount of barium in there but it was like water going down. He informed me that this test is much better than the old "barium swallow" and it has replaced it there and should be in other hospitals soon (not mine). I was told I would get the dye in my arm, like I do with any CT scan that I have had. So after this test, I went back to the waiting room, my surgeon calls me in and says, "For what he had to do (thinking it was perforating), he was in there quick and out of there quick so to me he did an OK job." I said, "HOW DID THIS MONTH OLD BLOOD GET THERE?" And he said, "no one told you in Rochester?" I said no and I told him this quack of a surgeon wanted me to swallow the lead-type barium "to see how this happened". Well, he said "he nicked you on the way out" and I said WHAT? and he told me he was in a hurry but he also told me, of course this dr knows what he did. I said not even my GI dr would tell me how this happened and why do you think he wanted me to have the barium test if he KNEW how this happened? He had no idea and I said, do you think he was trying to cover it up or make me worse so that I would require emergency surgery. He didn't know but said, never take that test one month post op! He was referring to the Barium Swallow. I said, I know better. My Cleveland surgeon started to dictate a letter to my GI dr in front of me and copied me. He actually said "Thank you for saving Judy's life" as you know, even a few more days, and that infection could have been all through me and I wouldn't have survived. I had to stay 9 more days with strong narcotics as that tube really moved everything around and I was in such bad pain, I couldn't go home, like I said, it felt like I just got out of the surgery again. I was livid and this was three years ago, as I waited to get better down there as I know they did some damage with that tubing. I know there has to be adhesions and I still had some pain in that whole area. Well, there are other problems now from this botched surgery and I am looking into seeing a medical lawyer as this man never came back to my room, never apologized and to think he wanted me to swallow that horrilble lead-like barium "to see how this happened" when he KNEW how this happened, my Cleveland surgeon said, YES for sure he knew how this happened and so did all the other drs I have there, not even my wonderful GI dr who is a female and is over all the GI Doctors in this hospital, would tell me how this happened. She is the one that told me how "GREAT" this colo-rectal surgeon was so I trusted her, though I didn't want it there, I wanted to take that ambulance to Cleveland and take the so-called risk, like I said, he waited almost 2 days before doing my surgery! So I have been advised by many, to at least talk to a lawyer about this as there are still many problems in that area. I waited because I knew with my other surgeries, it could take a few years to heal but these complications from sticking that tubing in me have caused lasting problems. I just wish I had done it a year sooner. I just want to get him back for his awful unprofessional behavoir. I'm still wondering why he wanted that test after the month-old blood was drained and all I can come up with is he was trying to cover something up and possibly causing me more harm to take the blame away from him. I'm telling you this story, so that something like this NEVER happens to you! We all know we have to be are own advocates as we are just a number to many doctors. Well, I have vowed never to have surgery in that hospital again, even if I need emergency, there are other good hospitals in this area if I had to have this life or death surgery again. But I'm starting to have more problems, not sure if it is from the last surgery but I will be going back to Cleveland for my next appointment as he again told me "don't let anyone there touch you, they do not have the experience like they do in Cleveland, as that is all he sees there, are mostly Crohn's patients. So, if this helps just one person, it was worth writing this all down.....thank you for listening. PS: I will look up C Deff as I've never heard of that, which is strange, with as many years I've had this disease........Judyc/Irishgal777

Keeper
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   Posted 6/18/2009 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I think the word that applies is "Iatrogenic". You really don't want to get into the position of having anyone but the best of the best messing around with your insides - if you can possibly avoid it.

eatingisoverrated
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   Posted 6/18/2009 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   

rolleyes  after having had UC/C for years I can tell you that it isn't WHAT you eat...it is THAT you eat. the actual act of the food passing through the digestive system is what causes the pain and problems. You just have to decide if what you plan to eat is worth what you will suffer or if you should just order a smoothie. I realize that's not a lot of comfort but it is reality. I have found I have short periods when I can actually eat and enjoy but it rarely lasts more than three or four days before reality sets in.

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   Posted 6/20/2009 1:12 AM (GMT -6)   
One of the reasons that I am on about probiotics is because they can settle down gut inflammation - if you use the right ones. Culturelle and Align both have well documented benefits and are available in the US and UK (and supposedly 30 countries total, but I don't know which other ones) in regular drug stores and drug departments of chain stores. It is possible that using probiotics will allow you to eat more variety of food without problems - and if it can help C diff all the better. The medical treatment of C diff is more and stronger antibiotics, eventually resulting in multiple drug resistant bacteria. The reason that C diff is a problem in the first place is that it is more drug resistant than many gut bacteria and takes over when the usual gut bacteria are knocked out. Everyone has C diff present in their gut, but normally the other bacteria keep it under control through competition for food and binding sites. I can't help but think that probiotics must be a part of the solution to that problem also.

spookyh
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   Posted 6/20/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Also, you can try using enzymes. That often helps people tolerate more foods.
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


judyc
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   Posted 6/20/2009 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Does Fish Oil really help with crohn's disease??Judyc

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   Posted 6/20/2009 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know if it would bother you, but I drink a lot of soymilk when I can't really eat anything else. Silk is a pretty good brand and their chocolate doesn't seem to bother me. Their vanilla is good with organic caffeine free chai as well.

And of course like the others said, probiotics and digestive enzymes generally can make a difference.
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 prescribed by my GI.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
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   Posted 6/20/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Fish oil supposedly helps due to the fatty acids in it. The acids are anti-inflammatory, so there could be some effect. I personally don't think that the effect is large, but the other benefits of the particular fatty acids in fish oil is worth having just in itself. Look for ones that claim to be "molecularly distilled" - whatever that is. They don't have the awful fishy taste normally associated with fish oils.

sickofitall
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   Posted 6/22/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
 
Just an update.... I was put on Vanco. 125mg/4x/10 days.  Well I started to feel good again on day 3.  I actually told my husband I feel good and he was shocked because I havent told him that in 6 months.  Well last night I started to feel very weak and tired.  Today I woke up now having the D again, chills, sweats, and am very pale.  I also have a low grade temperature.  (Fever is new)  Is this suppose to happen?  Does this mean the antibiotics are no longer working?  I had to leave work today.  Thought I was going to pass out.  I called the dr.  Waiting for a call back.  I'm now very upset.  I had one day of relief.  Are you kidding me? 
Just finished prednisone taper of 40mg in 6 weeks.  We'll see if it works.


luna lovegood
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   Posted 6/27/2009 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm still trying to figure out what i can eat too. Sometimes it feels like nothing, then i go back to the SCD fall-backs, homemade chicken soup, homemade jello and yogurt. I think the probiotics and enzymes help too. But after 7-8 months on the SCD i had to go off, because i kept losing weight and i couldn't find anything on it that i felt like eating any more...nothing appealed to me. I had to add some grains. They don't seem to be bothering me too much. I still try to avoid a lot of gluten, to be on the safe side. I guess as everyone says, it's very individual. I need to get some fish oil. I quit taking the cod liver oil when i heard that it could be toxic to the liver (mine is already in bad shape) from too much Vitamin A (the lemon-flavored stuff doesn't taste bad at all). Sweet stuff is mostly what appeals, but i know i probably shouldn't eat a lot of it, because of a probable candida overgrowth. Anyone else have a problem w/ sweet cravings?

J-
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   Posted 6/27/2009 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
gosh, gimmi all the candy i can eat! i dont even if it makes me sick sometimes! i have never had a sweet tooth ever in my life. a small ice cream takes 3 weeks to finish. since i got sick tho.... gimmi a large with extra hot fudge. i avoid it at all costs because my body isnt used to it at all. its like i want it, i eat it, and then im sick from it! fo figure.
diagnosed with crohn's 6-15-09 at age 23.

meds:
asacol: 400mg. 3 3X a day
prednisone: 10mg. 3 in the morning

supplements:
multivitamin, cal/mag, probiotic, digestive enzymes, rice protein. looking into l-glutamine next


LMills
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   Posted 6/27/2009 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
J- said...
gosh, gimmi all the candy i can eat! i dont even if it makes me sick sometimes! i have never had a sweet tooth ever in my life. a small ice cream takes 3 weeks to finish. since i got sick tho.... gimmi a large with extra hot fudge. i avoid it at all costs because my body isnt used to it at all. its like i want it, i eat it, and then im sick from it! fo figure.


Ugggh I know exactly what you mean!! I've found a few good alternatives at my local health food store though in that they at least make certain sweets with healthier ingredients like no bromated flour or some gluten free.
They make really wonderful cinnamon muffins, pumpkin pie, gummi bears, cookies, etc. that I have been able to tolerate as opposed to regular more popular junk foods.

Just a thought anyway because I know it is so hard to resist sweets sometimes...
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 prescribed by my GI.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
bonniegriffith.blogspot.com/
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


spookyh
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   Posted 6/28/2009 12:51 AM (GMT -6)   
luna lovegood said...
I'm still trying to figure out what i can eat too. Sometimes it feels like nothing, then i go back to the SCD fall-backs, homemade chicken soup, homemade jello and yogurt. I think the probiotics and enzymes help too. But after 7-8 months on the SCD i had to go off, because i kept losing weight and i couldn't find anything on it that i felt like eating any more...nothing appealed to me. I had to add some grains. They don't seem to be bothering me too much. I still try to avoid a lot of gluten, to be on the safe side. I guess as everyone says, it's very individual. I need to get some fish oil. I quit taking the cod liver oil when i heard that it could be toxic to the liver (mine is already in bad shape) from too much Vitamin A (the lemon-flavored stuff doesn't taste bad at all). Sweet stuff is mostly what appeals, but i know i probably shouldn't eat a lot of it, because of a probable candida overgrowth. Anyone else have a problem w/ sweet cravings?


I'm almost seven months into SCD and FINALLY gained weight this last month. I now weigh 98 pounds, which is 4 more then when I started the diet.

I also have a terrible sweet tooth yeah. I try my best to limit myself to honey in my yogurt, a serving of fruit juice (grape, pineapple, or strawberry are my usuals), 1 SCD brownie, and 1 other desert type item (squash pie, cheesecake, frozen yogurt, & lemond curd are my current favorites). That's probably too much, but it's oh so yummy! I also eat Stretch Island Fruit Leather on occasion, but since Walmart no longer seems to be carrying it, it won't be for much longer.

I was out of control with sugar consumption pre-SCD, so I'm doing a little better. But I still crave it!

My other issue is nut butter. I recently tested allergic to most nuts (at varying degrees). Of course I'm staying away from the ones that I've already had a reaction too. But I absolutely love almond butter! Even though I had a welt from the skin test (blood test said it was a class 2 allergy), my allergist said to go ahead and eat it if I'm not having a problem with it. I hope the day never comes that I have to give it up. I limit myself to 2 tbsps a day, but could happily eat several times that!
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

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