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jrs6494
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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 1/18/2010 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone! My name is Jonathan, I am 27 years old and I have been diagnosed with Chron's since August of 2007. I am currently on Lialda 2 pills twice a day for inflammation and Imuran 3 pills once per day. I just ordered a probiotic called Primal Defense Ultra. I am hoping it gives me a little more relief.

Here is a little history into my family: My mother has IBS, type II diabetes and several other ailments. She is working with only 1 kidney and had a full hysterectomy about 6 to 8 years ago.

My sister is the worst of the family. She has Chron's disease, IBS, a heart conditon and many other problems. Worst of all she currently does not have insurance and is on limited meds.

I have a cousin on my fathers side with Chrons and she has even had surgery to remove part of her intestine.

I believe I have had Chron's far before I was diagnosed and it only raised it's ugly head on a few occasions but nothing to have worried about. Looking back now knowing I have Chron's I realize that certain pains I had growing up must have been from Chron's.

I served 4 years in the Army and one of those in Iraq. During my Army career I did not have any pains. Once I got out of the Army the pains began and I eventually got a colonoscopy and was diagnosed with Chron's. I do believe the exercise i had to do in the Army really helped my Chrons. Now though I have become lazy and don't really exercise.

Another thing I am still discovering are the different foods I can and cannot eat. This past week I have been in alot of pain, missed a day of work and bowling. Been on lortab several times this past week. One thing I am wondering about are good diets and recipes.

If anyone has a good website on recipes and diet plans for Chrons please share them with me, thank you.

Grandpato2
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   Posted 1/18/2010 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
jrs6494 Welcome to Healingwell. there are a lot of posts here that will answere many questions for you, dig in and have fun. If you can't find something you need to know post a subject and ask away. People here are very helpful. Even though I'm a Canadian I want to thank you for doing your part to maintain freedom for us all! Rob


Male with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003.Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control.5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 1/18/2010 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and Welcome to Healing Well. You have found the best place. There are alot of wonderful people
here. Here is a good cookbook its called how to cook for Crohn's and Colitis. it has very good
recipies its by Brenda Roscher. i hope this helps you.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on and Humira. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.


pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20576
   Posted 1/18/2010 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi jrs, sorry you have to be here due to crohn's....you might want to try a food journal to make it easier for you to figure out which foods to avoid since it varies from patient to patient...also when you do start to feel well enough to exercise again, I strongly suggest you get back into it and modify it based on how bad your flare(s) are/become, any exercising is always better than none at all and it does help with promoting healthy bowel function.

Look into probiotics and fibre supplements (so long as you're not a crohnie that has severe stricturing/blockage issues with your CD, fibre is also very beneficial for the bowels, like probiotics they help sweep the bowels of bad bacteria). As far as probiotics go, there are tons to choose from, generally the refridgerated ones are better and anything with at least 10 billion live cultures is more beneficial as well.

Good luck, find relief soon :)
 
p.s. I'm from Canada as well :)


bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~


lilcrohnieUK
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 414
   Posted 1/18/2010 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Theres quite a few threads on diets somewhere on here.....hopefully someone who isn't as useless with technology as me will come along and find you a link, if not use the search function up top. I just follow a low fat and low fibre diet - as I'm sure you know with your family history Crohn's can really vary patient to patient and it can take a while to figure out the best sort of diet for you.

Totally with ya on the exercise point! I try and keep active to keep my joints strong (prone to bouts of Crohn's arthritis) and my longest remission period was when I worked out at least 4 times a week as well as being on a sports team, just really need to make myself do it more!!
 
 


jrs6494
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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 7
   Posted 1/18/2010 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for the warm welcome and I hope I can find more support and answers to questions here.

Thank you teddybearweiser for pointing out that recipe book, it looks good. I have already ordered it through Amazon.

Good info about the food journal and exercising pb4. Sad thing is I have a gazelle and a full weight system. Weight system is surrounded by boxes but I think it is time for some cleaning. Anything to help get rid of some pain and feel better overall.

You guys seem awesome and I hope we can talk more often. I do have msn and yahoo if anyone wants to message some more please ask. Thanks again.

Jonathan

Grandpato2
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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 681
   Posted 1/18/2010 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
ideajsr, Easy! Train the gazelle to eat the boxes!
Male with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003.Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control.5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 20576
   Posted 1/18/2010 11:28 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL Grandpato2smilewinkgrin
 
:)
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~


Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 1/19/2010 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi jrs and welcome to the best Crohns forum out there. As for diets we have some folks who do the SCD or Maker's Diet, or some like myself eat a low residue diet all the time. You can google either and get some diet ideas. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
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