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JavaJay
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   Posted 1/12/2012 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I wanted to find out what everyone eats for breakfast.  I am in a flare and getting worse right now. 
 
Since the summer (when I got a really really rally bad flare) I have been unable to touch eggs and bananas.  Since I am flaring I don't want to go high fiber so oatmeal is out also.  I don't have time to cook a breakfast as I normally eat at work.  Right now I usually eat a bagel with lox and cream cheese, but I want to start loosing weight.
 
What does everyone here eat?  I would love to get some suggestions as I don't know what to do anymore.

sparkleplenty
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   Posted 1/12/2012 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I drink a smoothie almost every morning. I have a protein powder I mix in and then some vitamins and my probiotics. Some times I add frozen fruit and even some avocado. I use either coconut water or almond milk as the base.
Diagnosed w/Crohn's in 2005. Meds: Cimzia, Pentasa (2pill, 2xday), synthroid, allergy meds, B-12 (liquid), multi-vitamin, probiotics, verapamil (daily) and other migraine meds prn, and xanax, ambien and vicodin prn. No surgeries.

Have tried: sulfasalazine, Asacol, entocort, imuran, humira, remicade (serious joint pain/fatigue stopped after 2 doses), 6MP

clonehead
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   Posted 1/12/2012 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Most mornings, I have a yoplait 6oz yogurt and/or two pieces of toast with land-o-lakes light butter.
Diagnosed in Feb 1989 at age 14
Just diagnosed, worried about future?
Tips on recovery from 1st surgery

1 Resection: 4" at terminal ileum + 24" of jejunum - June 2011
Current med: Humira (since Mar 2011)
Also take: monthly B12 injection, Calcium, Multivitamin

stripey
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   Posted 1/12/2012 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat whatever I fancy at the time. Some days can't facr eating that soon after waking up so will grab a cheese and onion pasty on way to work or sausage roll. Other times I will have some crackerbreads with spread cheese, microwave porridge, ready brek, crisps basically what I feel like eating at the time. I know I am odd in my eating patterns as have had cup a soup and bread for breakfast before now which no one else can seem to face that early in the morning.
Crohn's, antiphospholipid syndrome, Crohn's arthritis, very low blood pressure, low kidney function, ezcema, asthma, ileostomy, many surgeries for abscessses & strictures. Lupus - caused by Humira. Azathioprine, immodium, simethicone, fludrocortisone, oxycodone, gabapentin, tramadol, amitriptyline, Folic acid, vit d & calcium

gumby44
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   Posted 1/12/2012 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm in a bad flare too. I've been eating Cream of Wheat cereal in the am. I know some folks are gluten intolerant, but it seems to sit well with me.
53 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS. Disease spread 12/11 to distal ileum with stricturing.
In a new flare since 9/11_ taking Pentasa- 6 500mg pills per day, Omeprazole, Prednisone, Starting 6MP. .25 mg Xanax for sleep, Zofran, soft/liquid diet for now

cupcakespinkgal
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   Posted 1/12/2012 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Man eggs and bananas are too of my favorite breakfast foods especially when flaring!

Excluding those items, I also do smoothies a lot. I use milk, protein powder, and fruit or veggies of my choice. I use frozen strawberries and avocado the most.

I also really like toasted english muffins for breakfast with either butter and honey or almond butter or peanut butter.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 1998, father has UC we were both diagnosed at 20 yrs old. Diagnosis changed to UC Sept 2011

Meds ~ mesalamine enema nightly, 20 mg Prednisone, 4 Lialda/day, weekly Humira
Supps ~ Chia Seeds, folic acid, D3, K2, Flintstone vitamin for iron.

onedaymore
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   Posted 1/12/2012 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually don't eat breakfast (can't afford to spend hours in the bathroom when there's work to be done), but when I do, I shake up a bottle of vanilla Ensure and sip at it for 10 minutes or so.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2008 at the age of 22.
Currently on: Remicade, Pentasa

ivy6
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   Posted 1/13/2012 2:45 AM (GMT -6)   
What about plain boiled rice? You could prepare that the night before, and eat it at / before work.
Medications for Crohn's ~~ Diet and Nutritional Therapy for Crohn's ~~ Dealing with Abscesses and Fistulae ~~

AuburnByrd
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   Posted 1/13/2012 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Grits. Usually if I can't tolerate anything else, I can tolerate grits. Eggs normally don't give me any trouble but lately, most foods seem to be bothering me.

cupcakespinkgal
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   Posted 1/13/2012 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh and Cream of Wheat. Cream of wheat is usually really easy on my gut.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 1998, father has UC we were both diagnosed at 20 yrs old. Diagnosis changed to UC Sept 2011

Meds ~ mesalamine enema nightly, 20 mg Prednisone, 4 Lialda/day, weekly Humira
Supps ~ Chia Seeds, folic acid, D3, K2, Flintstone vitamin for iron.

keepingfaith
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   Posted 1/13/2012 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually only eat breakfast when my medication bottles say I have to(like the evil prednisone) & when I do I'll chug an ensure/eat raisins/chex mix/smoothie/milkshake/granola bar/rice cakesprotein bar/plain cookies/ peanut butter crackers or plain crackers :)
Current medicine: Apriso, Humira(will be admitted into hospital to recieve fist dose on 1-13-12) Amitriptyline,Prednisone (Tapering), Hydrocortisone suppositorys, Zantac, Prilosec, Probiotics, Folic acid, B-12, Zinc supplements, pain meds & SO much more.
Previous meds:
- Asacol
- Flagyl
- Amoxicillin
- Cantasa suppository
-Remicade( Had reactions/no benefits ):
In current flare: Feb 2011

Roni
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   Posted 1/13/2012 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I find cream of rice is easier on my gut than cream of wheat. Sometimes I'll forego the dairy part, just cook with water, add some butter or margarine and honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

I could never eat oatmeal, until I learned to soak the oats for 4-8 hours in water then cook the mixture. This is supposed to make them easier to digest.

I also like my sourdough bread toasted with a teeny amount of jam, sometimes peanut butter too.
Co-Moderator for Crohn's Disease and Epilepsy forums.
Crohn's Disease since the 1990s.
Close family member has had epilepsy for more than 45 years.

cupcakespinkgal
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   Posted 1/13/2012 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Roni reminded me of how I sometimes eat oatmeal too. I soak it in milk overnight. Then add a dash more of milk in the morning and microwave until warm. It really softens the oats.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 1998, father has UC we were both diagnosed at 20 yrs old. Diagnosis changed to UC Sept 2011

Meds ~ mesalamine enema nightly, 20 mg Prednisone, 4 Lialda/day, weekly Humira
Supps ~ Chia Seeds, folic acid, D3, K2, Flintstone vitamin for iron.

PV
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   Posted 1/13/2012 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband has a plain bagel and a big serving of Greek yogurt with vsl3 for breakfast.
Husband with Crohn's
Diagnosed March 2003 Ulcerative Proctitis
Diagnosed March 2008 Crohn's & C-diff, hospitalized 45 days
Crohn's in Remission since June 2008
C-diff recurrence Sep 2009
Reactive Arthritis Nov 2009
Currently c-diff free
Osteopenia of spine (Mar 2010)
Canasa (1gm), Lialda (4.8 gms), Remicade (8 weeks)
Currently In Remission

this-to-shall-pass
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   Posted 1/14/2012 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Burgoo and soyamilk gives energy enough to feel full and to aviod eating "unhealty" stuff before lunch.

:-)
Psoriasisartritis
Crohn colitis. AIH triggered by Remicade. Adherensis due to severel gynecological operations.
Meds: chloroquine and Humira. Tested several other medicins but have had sideeffects of many of them like pancreatitis from Imuran. Nausea from metotrexate and so on. Now tested apheresis with good response.

cupcakespinkgal
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   Posted 1/14/2012 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
thistoshallpass

I have to ask, what is burgoo where you are? I am guessing you are not from the southern United States. I grew up in Kentucky and there burgoo is a stew of different meats and I can't quite imagine this for breakfast with soymilk!
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 1998, father has UC we were both diagnosed at 20 yrs old. Diagnosis changed to UC Sept 2011

Meds ~ mesalamine enema nightly, 20 mg Prednisone, 4 Lialda/day, weekly Humira
Supps ~ Chia Seeds, folic acid, D3, K2, Flintstone vitamin for iron.

Lovely985
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   Posted 1/14/2012 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
If I don't feel like eating, I'll drink a regular Vanilla Ensure. If I feel like I'm up to eating then I'll eat either a piece of toast with some scrambled eggs, a yogurt and a handful of corn flakes(no milk, personally I don't like any cereal with milk, I know I'm in the minority there!) or a fruit smoothie and a granola bar.
Diagnosed with Crohn's of the Large and Small Intestines Sept 2010
had been suffering for 2 years before
Previously had 3 fistulas and 4 abscesses and had a fistulotomy and drainage
Meds: Started Humira 10/17/2010 once every 10 days
Imuran Started 10/18/2011 100mg 2x a day
Vitamin D supplements
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