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   Posted 4/17/2010 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I am really craving  broccoli. I haven't had it in a while and really cant tell what makes me run to the bathroom or not because regardless I will go anyway from the inflamation of 3 years that hasn't went down. Can someone tell me, if I make sure it's real soft, if I would be ok eating it and if it would hurt to take an imodium before I eat or should I take it after I eat? Thank you in advance

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   Posted 4/17/2010 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I can eat broccoli if I steam it til its limp. Doesn't seem to bother me at all. If it usually makes you gassy, you can try taking some Beano or something similar before hand.

For me personally, Immodium takes 3-4 hours to kick in. I don't know if thats normal or not, just my observation. Use your best judgement on when to take it.
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 14. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. 2 fistula's, perianal and perivaginal. 
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Currently just take a probiotic, a multivitamin, calcium, magnesium, and fish oil. I also take Tramadol 50 mg and Klonopin (for anxiety) as needed.
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   Posted 4/17/2010 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
If you can tolerate it have it, but make sure it is really soft.I know this is usually one of my safe veg to have,but everyone is different. And if you think it would upset you, take immodium before you eat it, thats what I do! Good luck and hope you enjot it without suffering too much! ;)
Michelle 40 years old
Diagnosed with CD 2004 (undiagnosed correctly +- 3 years, wrongly diagnosed with IBS)
Bowel resection 2005
medication: pentasa 500mg , Co-codomol 500mg/32mg codeine
loperamide 2mg (prn - take as many as 10-20 a day)
calcium tablets, multivitamin tablets, Omega 3
Ferrous sulphate(anaemia)
levothyroxine (thyroid)
questran light (3 sachets/day), 3 monthly B12 Injections

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   Posted 4/18/2010 3:18 AM (GMT -7)   
based on your other post, and how bad things are right now, NO!! Like the other poster's said, we are all different, but for your current stay of inflammation, I wouldn't risk a blockage.
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

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   Posted 4/18/2010 3:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I have found a great way of cooking veggies and not killing me. I have started grilling them on my outdoor grill and they are amazing. Just put a little extra virgin olive oil and salt on them before placing them either directly on the grill or in a grilling basket. Then when they are done, put some balsamic vinegar and parmesan cheese on them. I am hooked on the carrots, potatos, broccoli, and califlower. When it is in season I also grill squash or zucchine and prepare it the same way. For some reason I am able to tolerate the veggies this way and still get the nutrients without overcooking them.
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