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   Posted 11/22/2007 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
my boss called me into work 2day 2 tlk bout all my days i enjoy hafin crohns and nt being well enuf 2 wrk 20 hrs a week...idiot. Got another uti...the nusea is really bad and the pain is bad,ne hints on helping with the pain using a hottie atm thats ok for wen its not to bad.mums been going on at me to stop thinkin so much bout food. Does eating "bad" things cause flare ups? i had pineapple..........urgh this sucks im so sick of it.
dx 17th August 2007,after 2 years of syptoms 20 yrs old 20mg predisone,100mg azamun,chewable iron

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   Posted 11/23/2007 4:37 AM (GMT -6)   
i sometimes used to rub my belly just back and forth or up and down. did not really help but its calming.

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   Posted 11/23/2007 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Eva pineapple would give me problems I am more into the applesauce and banana's .Soft fruit soft veggies very well chewed. Also fish, hamburg. chicken, ham roast, I stay away from steaks and chops the harder to chew foods. Soft is easier to digest. Sorry your boss is on you and hope you get to feeling better soon. lol gail

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   Posted 11/23/2007 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I like heat. You might want to try one of those heat pad things you can get for period pain that is air activated. No one needs to know that you have it under your pants. Also stay away from pineapple. Its very fibrous and if you are already having issues it will just make things worse. Nothing you eat will CAUSE a flare, but everything you eat can make things worse if it is the wrong type of food.

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 11/23/2007 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Some people use Hoty water bottles or heat pads.
As for diet, yes, we crohnies develop intolerances to various things. Its best to keep a food diary so you find out what bugs you. When you do, you drop the item from your menu. Its really the only way to make a CD diet..


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   Posted 11/23/2007 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was first diagnosed with CD the Dr. told me to not eat read meat. Then 8 years later they said you could eat meat just no dairy. Times have changed and we now know a little more. Nothing we eat causes a flair but everyone is very differant in terms of tollerance levels. My father has Crohn's and he can eat a whole bowl of ice cream no problem. If I ate regular ice cream I would be visiting Johnny all night and the next day. You should think about food. I agree with Matthew. Keep a diary and write down the food you ate that day along with how you felt that day and the following. Look back at it and you may discover some foods that are not agreeing with you. If you take out those foods and find your pain is even slightly better the time is well worth it now and down the road. However don't be afraid to try a bowl of ice cream once in awhile as in time you may develop a tollerance. Not a lot of answers but I do believe thinking about what you eat is the right thing. Hope you feel better soon

CD since 1988,

Cocktail of medications ( Remicade included) and have explored many herbal remedies.

Currently experiencing another flair up after 4 years of remission.


"Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what your going to get inside" 

Everyone knows that quote... how true how true.

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   Posted 11/25/2007 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Does the chewable iron bother you? I assume you may take this in the morning and oral iron is known as a stomach irritant. If I took this I'd be in the bathroom all day. I have to take B12 injections monthly, however, I have one surgery under my belt.
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.

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   Posted 11/26/2007 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Did you take out the FMLA for your disease because if you did they cant really say anything to you about your days off if it is for the disease.You are allotted up to 12 weeks of leave with no pay with it.If you haven't done so already I would make sure to get it filled out it helps out with stressing about work.At least thats one less thing you have to worry about.
dx in oct 2006
entocort ec 9mg 1xday
remicade 10mg per kilo every 6-8 weeks
phenagren every 8 hours
dycyclomine 20mg 3xday
iron 325mg 2xday
calcium supplement
hydrocodone/apap 5mg/500mg 1-2 tabs every 4-6 hours
hydroxyzine 25 mg 1 tab every 4-6 hours
glycopyrrolate 2 mg every 8-12 hours

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   Posted 11/26/2007 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
The only problem with FMLA is that you have to be at a job for at least one year to be eligable. I lost my last job because I had only been there for 3 months and I was having lots of problems, lots of appts and tests and missing days right and left. I always had a dr note but it didn't matter. If you have been there a year, file for FMLA - but each time you miss work you MUST have a note from your dr. You can't just miss work for a day and say that you didn't feel well. Hopefully your boss will understand :)
Fibromyalgia DX March 2003
Crohn's DX Jan 2006 (Symptoms since 96-Misdiagnosed as "female" problems-Major flare during pregnancy in 05 which lead to DX)
1st resection July 2007
Currently on Remicade/8 weeks

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