12/11/07 I give in, I give up chocolate

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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 12/11/2007 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I very depressingly admit defeat.  I had already last year made the decision to only eat minimal amounts but evidently I have to quit it all.
So so sick this morning, over and over and I drug myself to work an hour late.  Now, it's hours later, my left side still rumbles and I have had pure bile acid diarrhea this hour.
I want to go home but I'm trying to stick it out, I do have tomorrow off.  Just want to crawl in a corner and hide.
The burning is so bad, no wonder I get proctitis, the skin probably is ripped raw from this bile.
Good bye Chocolate, just like milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, mushrooms, nutrasweet, marshmellows, onions, red meat, corn.  Dang, no wonder I am depressed.
Diagnosed with Crohn's August 2006
Age 30
Asthma, Rosacea, Venous Insufficiency, Malabsorption and Excessive Bile production
Questran 1 package per day
Colocort Enema 2 per day
Advair 100, 2 per day

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 12/11/2007 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
bless your heart..... sorry man.

Newbie - 35 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Asacol 3x day
Imuran 50MG 3 x day
Lamictal 125 MG/day for bioloar II

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   Posted 12/11/2007 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't worry, your not alone. I have given up so many things, and they all made me so sick, that I have no problem turning away from them now. Sigh!!!!
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.

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   Posted 12/11/2007 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel your pain. I was never much of a chocolate girl, but giving up strawberries, oh that was hard!

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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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 12/12/2007 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had chocolate for the first time in months and I'm miserable today too. I guess I just had to prove it to myself!
48 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's Sept-Oct. 2007

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   Posted 12/12/2007 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I know the feeling but so far I can eat chocolate but there are others things I have given up and really don't miss that much anything to keep them old pains away. Let us know if it helps. Try to think of something yummy you can eat . lol gail

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/13/2007 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you tried dark chocolate? I don't tolerate milk chocolate, but dark chocolate seems to be fine in small amounts.
Crohn's Disease   

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 12/13/2007 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear how ur feeling.

I've given up on many foods too, onions is a big no no, and popcorn I can handle but after hearing horror stories on here i'm gonna stay away from it.. lol

Best wishes to you ;)

Male DX with CD May 2006 @ age 22, Colonoscopy and SBT
Taking Prednisone 7.5mg (tapering), Imuran 150mg, Atenolol 25mg for fast heartbeat (thanks Pred!)
Have used Pentasa, Entocort in the past
Have a safe and happy holiday everyone!

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   Posted 12/13/2007 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Dark chocolate with a high cocoa content (at least 89%) is good for you, it has way less sugar and all the benefits....you could always resort to chocolate flavored/scented lip balm from Avon.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 4219
   Posted 12/13/2007 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
There is a great chocolate candle out too... I think it is the colonial candle company but not sure.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 900
   Posted 12/14/2007 2:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I've tried switching to dark chocolate but that ends up giving me migraines. Guess we just can't win. My CD has been flaring up terribly lately....almost passing out in the bathroom from pain and weakness. I'm afraid to eat anything these days...I think I will go on a liquid diet for a few days to see if that helps...it usually does....but by golly I'd better be better by xmas!!!!!'
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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