Posted 5/17/2009 4:39 AM (GMT -7)
IF, and that is a big IF, because there are a lot of things that can be going on, it is Crohn's, you will need to be very careful with your diet while flaring. But when you are having periods of remission, you will be able to eat a more normal diet. The first thing you need to do is get an appointment with a doctor to being the process of finding out what is wrong. Depending on how long that will take, will depend on how much you want to alter your diet before hand. Certainly, you don't want to continue to suffer, but if you make drastic changes before tests can be done, it may affect the outcome of the tests and you may not get accurate results. So, in the meantime, try to eat soft, bland foods for a few days and see how you feel. Things like plain white fish, baked chicken, mashed potato, eggs, white bread, turkey. Basically think of things you would have if you were getting over a tummy bug, and eat those type of foods. If after a few days you are feeling better, then introduce more foods, and start keeping a food journal. Note how you feel after each meal, what you had, how it was prepared....
Please don't get too far ahead of yourself with worry. But do get an appointment set up and let us know how you are doing.
CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....