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   Posted 4/19/2010 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Does Caffeine bother you guys as much as it does me? Coffee goes right through me!

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   Posted 4/19/2010 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
If I am not flaring I can tolerate some caffiene, but if I am flaring I have to stay far away from it. Hugs~
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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!
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/19/2010 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm afraid that coffee is my one quality of life item. I drink 2 cups in the morning, otherwise no one wants to be around me!! I drink the first cup as soon as I get up. After about 1/2 hour, my morning clean out happens (sorry if this is TMI!). Then I drink the 2nd cup either just before heading to work, or at work just before my break. That way I can go to the bathroom as I get to work, 15 minutes from home, or during my break. Mostly it is the first cup that has an impact, but it is not too bad.

I cannot drink coffee when I am flaring, but then I don't feel like it anyway. I went caffeine free during my 2 pregnancies and while nursing, but I don't drink, smoke or do drugs so I need one small vice. Of course there is chocolate too......
45 years old. Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's in April 2005. Hiatus hernia diagnosed in 2008. Had Crohn's under control until March last year when I had a major flare up and ended up in hospital. Diagnosis is now CD and IBS. Getting it under control again.
Currently taking: Salofalk 2000 mg, Nexium, Calcium and Vitamin D, Matamucil, Yogurt for probiotics, Salofalk suppositories as needed.

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   Posted 4/19/2010 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think caffeine bothers me, but I don't have more than a couple cups of coffee a day. I tried giving up coffee right after my first flare for a couple weeks, but felt like a sloth...
Cimzia, Asacol

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   Posted 4/19/2010 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI doesn't want me having caffiene, but I don't see any difference in whether or not I have it. I think the thing is not necessarily caffiene in coffee, but it has a laxative effect on a lot of people. I can't live without coffee in the morning. Like writer, you don't want to be around me in the morning until I have coffee.

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

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   Posted 4/19/2010 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
If I don't over do it I can tolerate caffeine. I drink coffee for the taste though not the stimulant. It does bother a lot of us CD types

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