How do you not eat??

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munchkin81
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   Posted 10/18/2007 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe I'm strange, but I feel so sick and bloated, but I can't stop eating.  I just get so hungry.  Doctor is pretty sure I have scarring in TI that is going to be removed. My surgical appt. is not until Oct.29.  In the mean time, I will go a week without going to the bathroom.  I need to not eat, or do liquid, or something, but I just get hungry and worn out. I have to walk quite a bit with work.  Does anyone have any tips on how to keep myself empty and still be able to function?
Munchkin 81
26 year old female.  DX June 2007.
abscess Nov. 2006 - drain and surgery
currently taking 9mg Entocort EC and 40mg Prednisone.  This is my last shot at avoiding surgery.  They think it's scarring.
Aciphex 20mg 2xday  Iron, B-12, and folic acid


athensgirl
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   Posted 10/18/2007 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   

Sorry, I didn't understand well, do you mean you are going to have surgery on the 29th?  How is it possible not to eat or go to the bathroom for one week?  Is this your doctor's order?

It would be impossible for me to do so, I love food, even when I'm flaring.

Christina


survivor49
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   Posted 10/18/2007 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
the prednisone is what is making you ravenous.
try liquids, like boost, esnure plus, (and danimune yogurt drinks if you are ok with lactose). they will help you have some energy and they are somewhat filling.
good luck

munchkin81
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   Posted 10/18/2007 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
My surgical consultation is on the 29th. I eat, but I have bad C. I just wish I could eat less because I get so backed up. I drink a Boost in the morning. Usually holds me for an hour or two. It's just so hard to stick to liquids because they don't really help you feel less hungry for long.
Munchkin 81
26 year old female.  DX June 2007.
abscess Nov. 2006 - drain and surgery
currently taking 9mg Entocort EC and 40mg Prednisone.  This is my last shot at avoiding surgery.  They think it's scarring.
Aciphex 20mg 2xday  Iron, B-12, and folic acid


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 10/18/2007 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, nausea is a LARGE component of my Crohn's disease and I do NOT do nausea well so it is VERY EASY for me to go w/o eating, thank you.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


gypsy1
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   Posted 10/18/2007 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the polar opposite problem.  How do I get to eat. sad
Endometriosis and cervical cancer. Hysterectomy 2003
Crohns Disease dx 2006: Asacol 2 3x a day.


MishBall2
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   Posted 10/18/2007 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
What about a diet pill? I know they are generally not good for you, but maybe just until the surgery?
32 years old. Diagnosed in 2002ish. 
Taking Asacol, Lomotil TID, and on Remicade since 2004. 
Lower Bowel area only, except for the short stint (about 2 weeks) that I had mouth sores.  Also have external/anal fistula and anal/vaginal fistula. 
 


pb4
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   Posted 10/18/2007 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
A healthy way would be to get a juicer...not saying you should rely on juice alone, but it's a great alternative and it would be a good bowel rest if you juiced for a few days and then slowly added food in.

:)
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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 10/18/2007 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I found I can adapt to less food within a few days. The first few days are usually tough. I just recommend drinking a lot of water. It makes me feel more full...this makes the Ensure feel more like a meal.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/18/2007 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I drink lots of pedialyte.  It makes me feel less week.  I drink broth w/ a spoon so I feel more like eating as opposed to drinking.  Ill eat apple sauce.  I make smoothies w/ fruit and ice and protein powder in a blender.  And when I NEED a little food I will nibble on tortilla's (the thin white bread) or pretzels...
 
Good luck!
25 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 2 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.
 
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JudyK89
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   Posted 10/18/2007 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
You can put almost anything in a blender or food processor, add water, milk or broth, and turn it into a "liquid." I got pretty creative while waiting for my last surgery.
Judy
49 years old, CD since I was a child.    
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, back on 6MP for maintenance, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 
 
 


malakai
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   Posted 10/18/2007 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
yup it's the pred. Um I would ask your doc if you could take prilosec when you take the pred on top of the having liquid diet.

I was fortunate when I had to take the pred that I was in full flare mode so it hurt me to eat but I noticed when I took the prilosec to neutralize some of the stomach acids, I didn't have that rumbling deep gnawing hunger that food could only satisfy which also made it easy not to eat everything in my sight.

If the boost lasts 1-2 hours then I would try to make your meals frequent like that but make them liquid and not try to have your eating times longer that so you don't hit the ravenous stage.

I'm sorry you have the deep bloated C feeling.

Good luck!
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broomhilda
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   Posted 10/18/2007 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm on pred, in a flare, drinkin boost, doing the blender thing...and I just want something CRUNCHY!
I know this doesn't help you....misery loves company!
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.


Aimee =)
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   Posted 10/18/2007 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   
When I wasn't eating, it was because the pain was so intense that I couldn't tolerate it. Esp when it blocked and had to come back up!

After a few days, the hungry pains started to go away. Though I did obsess about food a lot. I read cookbooks and watched Food Network constantly. But didn't eat a thing.

I couldn't tolerate the Boost or Ensure. I sometimes drank a little chicken broth or tomato soup but that was it.

Spifficial
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   Posted 10/19/2007 2:51 AM (GMT -7)   
broomhilda said...
I'm on pred, in a flare, drinkin boost, doing the blender thing...and I just want something CRUNCHY!
I know this doesn't help you....misery loves company!


What i found works: Quaker rice cakes! The flavored ones, like carmel and nacho cheese! I was on a low sod, low fat, NO fiber, low carb diet for a few months, and I tell you, these things got me through the day. I don't know if it was the oral fixation on just having to CHEW something, or that i was actually hungry, but they made me feel much better.

Hope that helps ^__^
Diagnosed CD in Dec 06'
Currently on: Humira, 30 MG Prednisone (decreasing since starting Humira), Yasmin (9 week intervals), multivitamin, calcium +D & magnesium


munchkin81
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   Posted 10/19/2007 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, at least I know I'm not alone. Thank you guys so much. I'm going to try this again. Maybe this time I'll have the will power to resist eating everything in sight.
Munchkin 81
26 year old female.  DX June 2007.
abscess Nov. 2006 - drain and surgery
currently taking 9mg Entocort EC and 40mg Prednisone.  This is my last shot at avoiding surgery.  They think it's scarring.
Aciphex 20mg 2xday  Iron, B-12, and folic acid

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