I'm putting together a Weight Watchers guide for my dad so he can try and lose weight. In order to put together and eating list for him, I'm going back to my food diary from 2002 when I first started on Weight Watchers myself. I was 5'9", 147lbs and my target weight was 130lbs.
I'm noticing I was eating a lot of potato chips that had OLESTRA in them. I could eat a good number of those on this plan because they didn't account for many "points" on the Weight Watchers system.
I started developing (as I NOW know, but didn't back then) Crohn's symptoms during this 1st year (actually within the first 6 months) of the Weight Watchers "diet".
I'm not saying I think the Olestra CAUSED my Crohn's by any means...but it has me wondering if any other Crohnies have eaten Olestra in the past or present and if so, if any of you think it causes you any "extra" intestinal problems?
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 32 (misdiagnosed with IBS in 2002)
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Omeprazole (PRN), Librax, One-A-Day multivitamin, Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: swelling ankles, extreme fatigue, mouth ulcers, joint pain
Previous/occasional Rx's: Prednisone, Flagyl, Levaquin, Xifaxan, Carafate
4/7/09: Gall bladder removal laproscopic surgery (gall stones)