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   Posted 1/31/2008 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey I'm only new and just recently been diagnosed with Crohn's I  have been reading post and lots of other stuff on the web trying to understand this disease my last post was a few days ago Newbie Thoughts Please cause i'm very confused about all of it.
So my Doctor says my bloods are still showing inflamation and x-ray suggest a narrowing she has now ordered a small bowel series scan which wont be done til 12 March say's i'm to continue on with Prednisolone 35mg drop 5mg each week til 21/2/08 then she'll change my meds, reminded me I need to quit Smoking  and watch what I'm eating.
So What should I or shouldn't I be eating,  I give up cause everything I seem to eat upsets me I've just learnt to grin and bear she (Doctor) said that wasn't the answer
so please anyone.
I know Bananna's dont seem to bad somtimes it feels like they help my tummy.

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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 1/31/2008 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Christiny, and welcome.

We all cope with diet in different ways, and it might be a good idea to conduct your own experiments to see what works for you. Common culprits for exacerbating symptoms include:
1. insoluble fibre - you might like to try a low-residue diet (you can find more info by Googling)
2. milk - you might like to go lactose-free or entirely dairy-free
3. spices and overly flavoured foods
4. fatty foods

Some people here have had terrific results with cutting back on refined sugars or gluten or trying the SCD or Makers diets. And a lot of us find that we can get some relief by switching to liquid and pureed foods when our symptoms are bad.

Anyway, if you do decide to experiment, remember to keep yourself nourished and try to keep up as many of the vital food groups as you can. And you might find it helpful to keep a food and symptoms diary, so you can keep track of any deterioration or improvement as you do experiment.

Best wishes, and welcome again,

Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

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   Posted 1/31/2008 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
PS. Bananas are one of my safest foods too :-)

Other foods that usually work for me, no matter how ill I am:
1. steamed or mashed potatoes (with soy milk and dairy-free marg, as I can't cope with dairy products)
2. steamed root vegies
3. chicken - not fried, of course
4. baked custards - again, made with soy milk
5. eggs
6. boiled white rice
7. white bread

Hope this helps,

Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 2/1/2008 3:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and Welcome, I agree with Ivy. Those are safe foods to eat. Here is a good cook book its called How to cook for Crohn's and Colitis its by Brenda Roscher.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 27
   Posted 2/1/2008 5:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome,

I also new to this crazy "Eating with Crohns" game. I have searched for those spcific things that bother me and it seems to very. (Except for popcorn). So I keep a journal. It started out at a food journal but now it is a Crohns journal. I write down what I eat and how I feel after. I write BM and what those look like (I know YUCK). I write how I feel when I wake up, how I slept, my energy level for the day. And when I go to the doctor I write a quick note on the details of that.

I am just tired of guessing about it all. I figure if I am detailed about it all for a while then maybe, just maybe I can make some since of it.

Good luck!
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