I'm afraid that coffee is my one quality of life item. I drink 2 cups in the morning, otherwise no one wants to be around me!! I drink the first cup as soon as I get up. After about 1/2 hour, my morning clean out happens (sorry if this is TMI!). Then I drink the 2nd cup either just before heading to work, or at work just before my break. That way I can go to the bathroom as I get to work, 15 minutes from home, or during my break. Mostly it is the first cup that has an impact, but it is not too bad.
I cannot drink coffee when I am flaring, but then I don't feel like it anyway. I went caffeine free during my 2 pregnancies and while nursing, but I don't drink, smoke or do drugs so I need one small vice. Of course there is chocolate too......
45 years old. Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's in April 2005. Hiatus hernia diagnosed in 2008. Had Crohn's under control until March last year when I had a major flare up and ended up in hospital. Diagnosis is now CD and IBS. Getting it under control again.
Currently taking: Salofalk 2000 mg, Nexium, Calcium and Vitamin D, Matamucil, Yogurt for probiotics, Salofalk suppositories as needed.