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Lady Frog
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   Posted 9/7/2008 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Bleeping guts. I have been reduced to a liquid diet for a couple days because my guts can't handle anything. I'm currently running on two muffins and half a chicken breast for the past three days. It hasn't gotten this bad in while and I'm already sick of my Gatorade. The most minimal of food goes in and the for the next few hours I spend it running to the bathroom every 30 minutes. Anything tummy friendly other then chicken soup? I've got plenty of that in the house and I'm thinking of sending hubby to the store to get more variety.

FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/7/2008 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Jello, yogurt smoothies, slim fast powder, broths, miso soup, pedialyte, popscicles, fruit to put in said smoothies, apple sauce, plain white rice, banannas, toast.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Lady Frog
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   Posted 9/7/2008 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hubby made me some rice and it's sitting ok. If I have to eat that for the next couple days so be it. I've got plenty of herbs and spices to make it not so plain. I add just enough so that I can barely taste them and it makes it somewhat better.

Marsky
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   Posted 9/7/2008 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I would recommend plain-plain-plain foods! White rice is good, instant mashed potatoes (over ones made from scratch) - they take 5 minutes to prepare, applesauce, Club Crackers (I don't know why but these are better for my gut than other saltine type crackers), bananas, cottage cheese, plain english muffins (I prefer Bay's, found in the chilled section of your grocery, near cream cheese), or white toast.

I hope you feel better soon.

Mary

FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/7/2008 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Cream of wheat too.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


Marsky
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   Posted 9/7/2008 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Another great suggestion.

Sometimes when I get really messed up, I eat the way I would have fed my children when they were really young and just getting over an intestinal virus. The brat diet works great when your GI tract is really off and irritated.

And I go so much somedays, I joke I go as much as a newborn baby does......but seriously, if you look at what you would feed a young child after having had D, then your diet choice is much easier to understand. You wouldn't feed a child chili or high fiber after having had D. These plain foods really make sense to me. But I had to learn all of this the hard way, 9+ years ago.....my doctors were recommending fiber, anything I wanted to eat but to take Immodium ("enjoy life", my doctor's exact words.....wrong!).......one piece of advice he gave me was correct - 4 to 6 very small meals a day are better than 3 large ones.

But anyway, stick to very plain foods for the next several days. Hopefully you'll feel better soon LadyFrog.

Post Edited (Marsky) : 9/7/2008 8:40:27 PM (GMT-6)


7Lil
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   Posted 9/7/2008 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
You could try making rice with broth instead of water. It really adds some flavor to it.
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Marsky
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   Posted 9/8/2008 4:25 AM (GMT -7)   
If you want to add broth to rice, consider Knorrs' vegetable bouillon, in cube form. When my oldest daughter became a vegetarian over 5 years ago, I began making more dinners or entrees with her in mind. I stumbled upon Krogers canned veg broth, then Knorrs' bouillon cubes AND the small cartons of broth/stock. In cube form, usually I can find all 3 - chicken, beef and vegetable. And keep all 3 on hand here at home. But out of all 3, I think the Knorrs' veg bouillon cubes pack the most flavor into that tiny foil covered square! Try it!

Lady Frog
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   Posted 9/8/2008 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Good news. Tummy is being nicer and only knocking me for a loop after my first meal of the day. And no problems until then. It wasn't as bad today only got me for about an hour and a half till it settled down. Still going to coddle it though till I can eat without doing the IBS version of the Dine n' Dash. I called the doc to let her know that it's been like this( she asked that I call and let them know even though I don't need to come in) and she basically said what you guys did. But she is a little worried that it's lasted this long since before it would only last a day or two and I'm going on day four of this. She said if I'm still like this on Weds to call and make an appointment because she wants to make sure I'm doing ok keeping hydrated( not really a problem but I can see why she wants to check) and just generally to make sure I'm doing ok. She also asked about the Doc she referred me to and when I said I never heard back from him she said she wasn't surprised. I guess he's thinking about retiring and cutting back on the amount of patients he sees. Back to the ole' drawing board.
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