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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 11/16/2008 1:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Well it is full steam ahead with my diet changes now!
I have to say there has been some frustrations, minor setbacks etc, but that was to be expected.
I have lost 2.5kg and am now in the perfect BMI range of 79kg for a 5 ft 10", 35yo male.
I have noticed that when eliminating foods your digestive system becomes much more sensitive and will react rather quickly if you introduce something it does not like!
I have noticed that eggs might be a no no for me as well as a very high lactose intolerance.
I am also suspicious of gluten like other members but am going okay with small amount of organic bread.
I have a lot of vegies, salad and am okay on ham, chicken, beef and lamb.
I also had a reaction to bananas and have eliminated them.
I am going to setup my blood pathology test this week for food interolence testing and I am making an appointment to see a naturopath to look at all options.
I also received the book 'Life Without Bread' this week which makes an interesting read and am basically following this with the exception of eggs, some dairy and still having a little bread.
I have felt very good the last few days with increased energy levels.
I am also taking a multi-vitamin with Omega 3.
I drink lots of water.
I love coffee but it seems to cause problems and will most likely be next on my elimination list.
I will keep fighting this disease every step of the way and I am looking forward to the next stages.
Hello to all and my thoughts are with you.
35 yo male. Diagnosed in 1988.
Daily Medication - 5mg Prednisolone (7 - 8 years), 200mg Azathioprine, 20mg Pariet.
1 major bowel resection, fistula surgery (Sept 1990)
B12 supplements.

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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 1250
   Posted 11/16/2008 3:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Aussie Male, thank you for the update! I've heard good reviews about "Life Without Bread." As a matter of fact, I believe someone on this board has recommended the book. Good luck to you!:-) Blessings, Julie
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia November 2008
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 12 mg, Miralax as needed, Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas as needed
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)

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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 1343
   Posted 11/16/2008 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I have started to eliminate bad things from my diet too. I quit drinking pop (I used to have 1 Sprite a day), quit eating Ice Cream (I had a milkshake everyday), quit eating candy (I'd have M&M's or something like that after dinner every night), and quit drinking juice with added sugar (I had 1 can every night). It was surprisingly easy. Other than the chocolate, I haven't really missed anything. This week, I'm going to cut out Boost, which is loaded with sugar and corn syrup. I'm going to cut out gluten by December, but am currently eating up the remainder of muffin mixes etc. that I have in the pantry.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1665
   Posted 11/16/2008 6:17 PM (GMT -7)   
your progress sounds good! spooky reminded me of when I found out I needed to stop gluten. I had a huge chunk of fabulous carrot cake in the freezer left over from a party. the day before I gave up gluten I ate carrot cake ALL day. yum...
49 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.

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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1354
   Posted 11/16/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the update, sounds like you are doing really well. Good luck and keep us posted.

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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted Yesterday 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
.I have also found out much to my dismay I have Lactose intolerance but
I still need my Milkshake ......

Go thru me in no time but
Dang I have to have something I love dont i
And I guess I am willling to pay the price and I do lol

Keep up the great progress you are making and keep us posted  smilewinkgrin


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