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   Posted 4/3/2010 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Have any of you taken diet pills since having Crohn's? Have your doctors okayed this or did u just take them without talking to your dr? Can they cause a flair? I'm thinking about taking Adepix but wanted some feed back first. I'm in remission and have been for over a year now, don't have any problems with D or foods or anything, Thank God! I am taking Remicade. Any advice would be appreciated. Anyone tried Slim shots?
Tannie 27 yrs Crossett,AR *Currently in Remission*
dx May 08 ,Just finished a 8 month round of pred in January 09. Remicade every 8 wks. 
Taken off 6-MP due to liver toxicity 09/08
Taken off of Asacol also 09/08

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   Posted 4/3/2010 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm no expert but I would say....probably not a good idea.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.

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   Posted 4/3/2010 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd shy away from something like that. Anything that alters metabolism could have unforseen consequences. This is something a doctor needs to answer. Good luck.
Age 58, Crohn's since age 21
3 bowel resections, 1980,88,95
1 fistula repair, 2005
digestive enzymes

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   Posted 4/3/2010 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Diet pills aren't good for anyone. If they worked every overweight person would be on them...and as a result no one would be over weight.  Most of these pills actually cause D and stomach issues.  Healthy diet and exercise.  Join weight watchers or a program that is reasonable...if you use pills to lose weight then you need to use those pills for the rest of your life to keep it off.  Sorry if I seem rude, but this hits a sore spot with me.
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 23 years old now.
Surgeries:3 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed, 3 Abscess Cleanings, Fistula Repair
Current Meds: Methorexate, Vitamin B12 (injections), Nexium.
Next Surgery: None.

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   Posted 4/3/2010 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I will say I am unhealthy overweight (at one point in time I was 302 lbs and going over 30 times in a day) and I have used phentermine successfully with the approval of all my doctors, because I need to lose weight and have orthro reconstructions that limit what I can do.
I would say that weight watchers is not a viable option for most crohnies.  However some shakes like HMR are.  I am not a fan of slim shots for they worsen my D. 
If you can exercise do it. 
I would think alot of your issues sound like they are from pred, unfortunately pred can really mess you up.  I doubled my body weight.  It can also trash your thyriod.  Kick you into hunger overdrive due to malnutrion.  For me it was get fat or die.  Now ekked out a few more years and am in less danger, is the time for me to lose this weight, so I can have surgery for crohns with less danger.

So please think about checking your thyriod and see if you are having vitimen def?

To the others who have answered this thread with never having obesity issues, I want to caution you on whether your judgement is helpful?  I have run 34 marathons, served in the military, and played college ball.  I would love to be able to lose this weight, but for my crohns at this point in time I have limitations and while I am working to overcome them, it is some what hurtful to have this kind of judgement especially from people who have never really been in my shoes. 


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