Can you never just stay chubby :)

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   Posted 3/19/2009 2:20 AM (GMT -7)   
In November i was 114 lbs i am 5 ft 8. now i am 155 pounds.

It has been 7 weeks since i stopped taking pred and i feel like i am starting too loose weight again :(

Can't i just stay chubby and cute with out eating like a race horse ?
What do you do when you are loosing weight?

I know you get lot of extra water weight when you are on pred but i feel like i am loosing more than that..
24 year old female
Diagonsed with Crohns disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort

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   Posted 3/19/2009 3:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I drank ensure plus when I needed the extra calories ...I am still eating like a bit of a horse now after being off pred mostly since March of last year.. are you eating good now? Perhaps find some foods that agree with you that are high calorie intake.. I like waffles and ice cream layered myself with a banana on top ...lots of calories which I don't really need but taste good.. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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   Posted 3/19/2009 3:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I can relate. I am 158 and can not gain a pound, I eat and eat and eat and still nothing. I'm a huge Ice cream fanatic and I eat it everyday.I kow for some people that if they even look at food they gain weight , but not me. I think it is just my metabolism.
Oh well, now I'm hungry for some ice cream.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

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   Posted 3/19/2009 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Just chiming in here.... I wish I could gain a pound for everytime a chubby person told me...'I wish I had your problem". Like alot of us, I have to eat like a pig to gain or even maintain weight and when I lose it, I lose it fast! It drives me crazy. I want to be fat just once. What bothers me is I used to maintain weight normally for many years and when I had a flair about 8 months ago and lost weight it stayed off. I feel ok now. Not sick like I was and my appetite is good but I can't put the weight back on. What the hell? Just so you know your not alone.
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Symptom free for 14 years until 6 months ago. Now on Remicade and iron. Feeling like a champ!
God Bless. Tony

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   Posted 3/19/2009 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Yellowfin, that's what I'm afraid of... My weight was pretty stable at 107 lbs (I'm only like 5'3, so it's a healthy size). During my last flare, I went down to 85 lbs. I've always had a hard time gaining weight, so I'm worried that I'll never get back up to a normal size. I don't care if I get all the way there, but I'd at least like to not look like a skeleton forever! Is it usually easier to gain the weight back after you've lost it during a flare or is it like gaining weight normally for you?

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   Posted 3/19/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I weighed 104 for over 20 years regardless of what I ate or didn't eat. I'm 5'2''. The most I ever weighed was 117 in high school. I'm now 57 years old. My first (and worst) flare brought me down to 83 lbs. in a matter of a few weeks.

It took me over two years to get up to 95 lbs. after my first flare. Then I had another flare and went back down to 83. It's hard on the body. However, after this last flare I started taking some heavy duty digestive enzymes and have been able to gain some weight back in a shorter amount of time.

The enzymes break down the food so that it's easier to assimilate your nutrients. If I had to have only one choice of taking something for my crohns, it would be my enzymes. The ones I take are called Theramedix. They are spendy, but what isn't? My meds are much spendier. I take two different kinds. PRX for before meals. Those help to attack foreign protein invaders, yeasts, virus stuff and bad bacterias. Then I take DGX with my meals to further assist with protein breakdown.

My nutritionist recommended the two different kinds. She herself has crohns and hasn't had a flare up in over 8 years. She has researched tons of enzymes and found those two to be effective and safe for crohns. The Theramedix brand has a whole host of different enzymes. I'm glad she did the research, because I wouldn't know where to start on my own.

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