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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 2/1/2008 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi thanks so much for those comments
I too find mashed potatos are ok but I'm still on dairy
eggs I paid attention to the other day and seemed to give me wind
I should have also pointed out that I have very little understanding of the different fibre types and fats I've been looking at the sides of packs the last few days
and it's just jiberish to me and I'm a very pick eater.
My diet this week has been a bit silly and with stress levels up I'm not feeling that great during the day but seem to have had energy the last 2 nights after 10pm.
this weeks diet has been
Breakfast: Cornflakes with cows milk, Coffee milk and suger
Morning tea snack: Milk arrowroot biscut x2 with Coffee or yogart
Lunch: BBQ or baked Chicken and salad tomato Cucumber cheese and a salada biscut or Vegimite on toast
Dinner: Red meat or sausages mashed potatos baby beans and carrots with gravy would much rather peas and corn but I read some where they are bad is this true or Chicken Taco's
Snack: icecream or creamed rice
Drinking: water, apple juice, and powerade, coffee.
I know some of this is proberly what is keeping the dreded D's still here but not sure what to cut out and I hate soy but keen to learn how I can start to control this.
Also Prednisolone seems to make me hungry never eaten this much ever I was lucky to eat a meal and a snack before Prednisolone is this normal.

Post Edited (Christiny) : 2/1/2008 2:38:24 PM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 2/1/2008 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I found when I elimated dairy alot of the D and cramps eased way up. Just looking at what you have been eating, I would highly suspect the dairy. Also, caffiene (i.e. coffee) can cause an increase in D. If I were you I would look up a low residue diet and stick to it and see if that helps. Based on what you posted I think alot of what you are eating is causing your problems.
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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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 456
   Posted 2/1/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   

Looking over your list, the things that cause problems for some of us are:

coffee (caffeine), milk, raw vegetables, red meat, sausage

Baby beans- not sure what kind of beans these are.  Anything with a hull or shell could be a problem.  Green beans work well for me, but I avoid kidney beans, lima beans, peas, corn, stuff like that.  You might want to try switching to lactose-free milk, cooked instead of raw veggies at lunch, chicken or fish instead of red meat, and dropping the coffee if you can.  If that calms things for you then you could try adding things back one at a time to see which ones you tollerate and which send you running again.  This is where keeping a food journal is a big help.

It's normal to be hungry and have cravings on steroids.  Fun!

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 900
   Posted 2/3/2008 3:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Wind? oh honey I wish that is what I could call what comes out of me when I eat something that isn't agreeable. God Bless you for bein so polite. (just teasing).
I agree with everyone meat is the absolute worst for me, as well as raw vegetables...any vegetable for that matter....a lot of fruit...citrus really hurts. I can tolerate milk in very little amounts and only one coffee per day(on a good day).
The thing is ...everyone one of us is different and can tolerate different things...what works for one, doesn't always for another. Eliminating all 'suspected' foods for a few weeks and then re-introducing them one at a time is the best advice ever.....keep a journal...if you are anything like me , you'll forget or be tempted to cheat...write down how serious your cramping and D was.....
sometimes we just choose to go ahead and have something we know full well will get us into to trouble but decide it's worth it ( like Valentines day that is fast approaching:how many of you are affected by chocolate?).
Good and prayers..
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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