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athensgirl
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   Posted 10/10/2007 2:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everybody, I have been recovering from a terrible bout of flu, still coughing, but doing OK after one week.  I have noticed that when I leave my stomach empty for many hours and then eat because I'm starving, 1-2 hours later, I get pain in my lower abdomen, lots of gas, and finally the big D.  Yesterday I ate 2 slices of bread with honey for breakfast, and then I ate again at 7.30 in the evening my dinner.  two hours later I began having stomach ache, gas and then D.  I know it's not good for me not to eat for so many hours, but yesterday was a very bad day at work, children etc, and I just forgot to eat!!!!!
 
Does this happen to any of you, I mean is it so important to eat every 2-3 hours, just to keep something in your stomach?  Does D mean that my stomach cannot handle the food after being empty for so many hours?
 
Regards from Athens,
Christina

Nanners
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   Posted 10/10/2007 7:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't have an answer about why you are getting pain a few hours after eating, but I can tell you that I have found I feel much better if I put something in my stomach every few hours. If I don't eat every few hours, I get really sick to my stomach.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


belleenstein
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   Posted 10/10/2007 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Christina:

I lived like that for years -- putting off food through the day just so I'd be able to function at work and then eating a big meal in the evening. I would pay just about every night with bloating, discomfort and then diarrhea. I don't think you do this as a regular practice but for what it's worth, probably counter-productive in the longterm. You are pushing yourself to perform with no wood to stoke the fire. I suspect you will feel better if you are able to eat smaller more frequent meals -- as long as you can find food that doesn't bother you. SIGGGGHHHHH! Why does it have to be so complicated?
Belleenstein:

30+ years living with Crohn's.


gachrons
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   Posted 10/10/2007 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hope the flu is gone for you now .I know they do recommend that we eat several small meals a day. If the intestines get empty all the time I suppose the muscle's have nothing to work on. Hope you can start eating again. Are you drinking any nutrients to at least keep your vitties up ? Sounds like you been keeping busy .How are the kids? How many do you have? lol gail

broomhilda
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   Posted 10/10/2007 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
When I am too busy to eat or I just don't like to eat breakfast until around 10am, I reach for the Boost to get me through until I can eat a decent meal. At least I know I may be absorbing some kind of vitamins and staving off the hunger.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


athensgirl
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 10/11/2007 1:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everybody for your replies, I feel a lot better today.  Gail I have two daughters, 11 and 7 years old, and they are great, I love them so much, although some times they really get me off my limits!!
 
Have a nice day!!
 
Christina
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