intolerance to red meat

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   Posted 8/18/2007 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm actually a UCer but I was just wondering whether anyone with CD has a food intolerance to red meat and if so how does it affect them?

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   Posted 8/18/2007 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I can have red meat but very little per week or my belly will act up.  At my old GIs office one of the other GIs there had a list of foods that are common in causing IBD symptoms and red meat was in the top 5 listed

Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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   Posted 8/18/2007 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
what is it about red meat that causes the problem. Is it the fat content? what about meats that are low fat?

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   Posted 8/18/2007 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Red meat is very hard to digest.  It has to almost literally rot to break down in your system and pass.  Since I had some partial obstructions in Feb 2007 I have stopped eating red meat completely.  I sure do miss it though.

Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 8/18/2007 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been meat free for a couple of years.It does not matter if it's red or white meat.I can eat fish but about twice aweek but that's it.

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