Hi, I too have stuggled with my weight when i fell ill last september went down to 7 half stone which was really underweight for my height i'm 5ft 9, was put on TPN i reached 71/2 so they could operate. Once home i wouldn't go out because i was so thin and hated the way i looked it has taken me till now to get to 91/2 stone and keeps on coming now which i'm glad about
, still need to be another stone heavier. i eat little and often which is better than eating 3 big meals i eat alot of pasta, white bread, greek yougurt, pate as well as fruit.
i'm also in a better place right now than i was 6 months ago (due to other issues as well) which helps, and myself esteem is on its way back up. if i am stressed i seem to lose weight because i don't eat much thats unfortunatly the way i deal with it were as some people tend to eat more when stressed.
i have heard some people also say about
they gain weight from being on remicade so if thats the case that will help your husband once he sees some weight going on it will put him in a better frame of mind and give him the confidence to keep going. One thing i have learnt is it takes a darn sight longer to gain weight than to lose it with this disease!!! wishing your husband all the very best and tell him to hang on in there! there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma. reversal 1st week of Jan. Meds:Pentasa 500mg 3x day,
B12 shots, every 3 months, iron syrup,loperimide,folic acid, citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)