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   Posted 10/21/2008 2:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Yesterday my children had two friends over to our house for the afternoon, and at some point they all got hungry and I decided to make some toasts for them.  So I put cheese and ham.  Then, I realised I didn't eat anything for dinner myself, so I decided to make a toast (actually two) for myself too.  The only problem is that I had run out of ham, so instead I used salami (very fat anf spicy).  I thought that two slices of salami wouldn't hurt......guess what, it hurt!
I was up running to the bathroom until 2 o'clock in the morning, with big D, mucus and all the funny things that come along.  I took one tablet of Immodium and finally went to sleep.  Woke up 6.30 this morning, started running to the bathroom.  Another Immodium tablet.  Just wondering.... was the salami worth it?  Noooooooo
Now I'm at work, struggling with D and nausea... will have chicken soup for lunch and pray that this mini flare I caused to myself will be over soon.....  Salami is wicked to say the least.  Been sick so many years with CD, and still have to remind myself every single day that I cannot eat whatever other people are eating... so sad...  But sometimes I do it just to feel normal and alive.

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   Posted 10/21/2008 2:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Christina, I now what you go through If I eat cooked broccoli it messes me up.

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.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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   Posted 10/21/2008 4:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hope you feel better soon.I like the feeling normal and alive without making myself sick . Perhaps you need to stick a list on the fridge of foods that give you grief. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still gail

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   Posted 10/21/2008 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
MaMa MeYah ,,,Das a spicy salami toast !!! That would not have hurt my old gut, but just a little lettuce and I am off to the bathroom. This is why I tell people that are new to this illness to keep a food diary. We are all dif. and what does me in may not bother you. If you write it down you will soon see a pattern of what foods or types of foods are bad for you. After a while ,we may stop making the Immodium people richer...
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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   Posted 10/23/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I get up that much every night and morning regardless of what I eat

lucky me, I guess!

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   Posted 10/23/2008 11:36 PM (GMT -7)   
sorry you had a rough night, salami would wreck me since i love the stuff...well, actually, i love all food, and miss it dearly, lol.......

thats one of the rules i keep in my head fatty meats...too many bad times with it......sometimes i sneak a taste, but then smarten up and spit it out, sometimes just that little experience of flavor is enough, lol....

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   Posted 10/28/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
"Been sick so many years with CD, and still have to remind myself every single day that I cannot eat whatever other people are eating..."

Christina, I know exactly what you mean... and even though my disease is mild, there is stuff that still messes me up and sometimes I still eat it.  It's very hard not to want to be like people who can eat anything they want.

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   Posted 10/28/2008 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you feel better soon!

Can certain foods cause flares? It sounds like it! My stomach has been in awful shape since I ate cooked spinach about two weeks ago!

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   Posted 10/28/2008 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
oh I know exactly how you feel!! Last Saturday my fiance and I went out to dinner with some friends to Texas Roadhouse. I thought, oh a little steak won't bother me and their house salad is fabulous! I only ate a few bites (even the waitress commented on how much I DIDN'T eat), yet later that night, I was up sitting in the bathroom. I swear I've read whole books in the bathroom since I got diagnosed! ok, ok, I also had a beer too. omg I'm soo bad! haha but it gets so hard to explain to all of our friends that I have CD and that its difficult for me to go out to eat a lot of times. They think I'm on this really great diet (yeah right!... I soooo don't recommend it!) haha
26 y/o, diagnosed at 25 y/o
Asacol 400mg 3 pills 3x daily
Entocort, 3 pills daily
Upset stomach daily, tired all the time (except when on Prednisone), occasional abdominal pain
Weigh loss, but scared that once I start the Entocort where will be lots of weight gain :(

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   Posted 10/28/2008 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't have onions and I love them.  I had to give them up because it wasn't worth the pain.
I'm pretty much afraid of all food at this point, so I have been eating baked/mashed potatoes, applesauce, rice and bananas all week.  I'm afraid the D will start after I quit taking Flagyl but I could even deal with the D as long as my small intestine works.   Having it quit working was terrible and scary and I know I am messed up for life because of it.

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   Posted 10/28/2008 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Just an idea, I heard Imodium isn't good for Crohnies.

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   Posted 10/28/2008 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Boy, I think we all can relate to this. Popcorn being my biggest threat! I always say never again, then just one or two kernals. LOL Will I ever learn.

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   Posted 10/28/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Imodium can be used from time to time but not on a regular basis or it makes you vulnerable to toxic mega colon.

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

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   Posted 10/30/2008 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
For me its fatty meats, and to much sugar. Holidays are the hardest, when i have all of my childhood fav's, i keep looking up vegetarian or vegan recipes to remake some of my fav's, like egg nog, meat balls, and ice cream.  I have found a way to make my own frappachinos at home dairy free!  My life has gotten better as i discover new fav's in the food department. 

Diagnosed with Crohns 3 years ago.
Diagnosed with RA in September.

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