Hi, I’m 40 yrs old mother of three boys. I’ve always been tiny 5’1 98 pounds. My boys outgrew me by the time they were 11 yrs old! I have always ate whatever and often without much thought! I enjoying eating healthy fresh fruits and veggies, beans, cheese, oh I love chesse! Oh and coffee!
I had a scope done on the 23rd. I truly thought I was just going through the change a little earlier with my biggest complaint been waking at 3am in a pool of sweat which would then lead to a urgent run to the bathroom.
While the doc told me right after scope that I had crohn’s! WHAT IS THAT! He gave me a scrip for pentasa, a pamphlet and an appointment in 4 wks. I combed the wed trying to find out what I have, still unsure but I can relate to most of what I read here, thanks to everyone who has shared their stories and shade some light on this for me!
However I have read so much about what I can’t eat - which is not going well at the moment! Its just to much to cut out a once! I need help - any ideas what causes the most problems - the coffee is gone but timmies calls to me! I read the warnings about popcorn - gone too! What can I eat - and are there any veggies or fruit that don’t cause a problem.
First..let me be the first to welcome you to HW.
Second..sorry you had to find out that way and without the doctor explaining anything. You must have 1000 questions. Everyone here is helpful and will be able to answer most questions.
As far as eating...eat whatever you can tolerate. With Crohn's everyone is different. Some can't eat vegetables, some can't eat starch, some can't eat fiber. Others can tolerate everything. Everyone reacts differently to this disease. The fact that you didn't know you had anything leads me to believe food isn't a trigger for you at the moment. Don't worry so much about it. Just keep in mind what you are eating and if you find you have pain or go the the bathroom more at a single time, try to remember what you ate and experiment with it. It could be a trigger...it could be coincidence (sp?).
My only real advice for right now is to get yourself a good GI. They make all the difference.
Feel better and don't hesitate to ask us anything on here.