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   Posted 7/26/2009 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
lately i have been finding that when i eat i become full really easily even if it's just the tiniest amount of food. it's on and off. some days i'm ok then others i just feel so uncomfortable in my stomach and bloated/ nauseous. it's only just recently started. i sometimes experience pain that radiates into the upper back and my ribs and my shoulders and the top part half of my arms ache on and off.
does crohns cause these kinds of symptoms?
i'm also noticing bruises on my shins again that come and go! i'm 22 years old with mild crohns.
also how bad is fried food for someone with crohns even if its mild. the other night i had one arancini rice ball which was fried and i was bloated immediately! i had to undo my top button! sad

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   Posted 7/26/2009 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you had a colonoscopy or Small Bowel follow thru lately? It probably wouldn't hurt to get things checked out. You could have a condition called gastropariesis or even a stricture.
Oh and I can't do fried foods well either.  The grease or something just makes me sick.  Alot of Crohnies seem to have the same issue.


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   Posted 7/26/2009 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe you don't have enough stomach acid. When food just sits there not digesting, it can cause bloating like that. You could try taking Betaine HCl and/or digestive enzymes right before you eat. I find this especially helpful before high fat meals.

EDIT: You should probably have your gallbladder checked too. It can cause some of those symptoms, especially after a fatty meal.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods

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   Posted 7/26/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
you've just wrote my story!! i've upper gi crohns though so those symptoms are the norm for me - where is your crohns? also i've a long stricture too - which gives those symptoms too - time to get a check up i think- if only for reassurance - are u on steroids? they may be irritating your stomach - you could need a proton pump inhibitor tablet.

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   Posted 7/26/2009 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the responses! i'm not on steroids and my crohns is in my small bowel. if it keeps going on like this i'll go get things checked out :-)

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   Posted 7/26/2009 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
The bruises could indicate a vitamin K deficiency. Have you been on antibiotics? Do you have active D? The bloating could be due to several things. Gastroparesis and strictures can do it like Nanners said. It could also be due to a heavy growth of certain gut bacteria. They can slow down peristalsis while they dine on undigested starches. You should get the stricture/gastroparesis idea checked out with your doctor and maybe try restricting starches for a while to reduce the possible bacterial growth. Fried foods are hard to digest. The oils are digested in the small intestine. In the stomach, they coat foods that are usually digested in there (preventing normal digestion) so that those foods pass into the bowel where bacteria consume them. One indicator is flatulance. If you have more gas than normal it would indicate bacterial action.
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