First few days back on fiber

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 9/5/2007 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Not sure if I'm rushing things or not but I started eating raw apples and had a salad yesterday. I just went to the bathroom and it was the first satisfying experience I've had in so long. It was so nice to have some bulk to output, know what I mean? That I didn't get D is good news I'm sure. I think the Specific Carbohydrate Diet is really helping me.

I love that I can post this stuff here and only slightly gross you out.
36 year old mother of a fabulous toddler.
Diagnosed with Crohn's July 2007. I believe it's in the right side of my colon.
Tapered down off Entocort mid August. Now on Asacol 2400, Protonix 40mg/day.

On Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) since late July and seeing improvement in "output" quality and hopefully therefore absorption. Taking SCD legal supplements: B vitamins, Folonic Acid 800mg, EnZym Complete DPP IV Aid by Kirkman, and Saccaromyces Boulardii (a probiotic yeast).

Current biggest complaints: LRQ fullness and slight burning, gastritis symptoms, horrible right hip and low back pain.

gemini kiwi
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 9/5/2007 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so jealous you can eat a salad and get away with it. Can you relive the crunch for me?, and I'll just sit here and drool into the keyboard.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 9/5/2007 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
OMG!!! i would give anything for a bowl of salad. Its been 3 or 4 years since iv eaten a salad, "tear,tear" :( at least sum of us can still eat salads, thats good im jelouse to haha

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 9/5/2007 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
here is a whopper of a story for you. i went without a salad for over 10 years cos the fiber did a number on my system. in fact, i hardly ate any vegetables in that time since i didnt tolerate them very well. i did the makers diet a year ago and it calls for a lot of fruits and vegetables and hardly any grain based foods. that is the exact opposite of how i was eating at the time. but seeing how i was in a corner - try this diet which worked for the author or get a colectomy, i figured i didnt have much choice. it was scary cos the bulk of the foods on the diet were my danger foods. here is the kicker - i tolerated them all no problem! i eat salads 2-3 times a day now as my meal. i still cant do broccoli though and i do peel my apples - i try to reduce my insoluble fiber in take in that respect. but i now tolerate vegetables. imho, it is nothing short of a miracle. i eat fruit 3-5 times a day too. this diet some how worked for me. maybe it can work for you? i also use a fiber supplement when i make smoothies. i tolerate that too. oh, and i never had the surgery. i am feeling the best ever.
Crazy Harry

Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
been on basically every med available, currently on colozal & 6-mp
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon

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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 9/5/2007 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I never have had problems with eating salads, but I'll tell you one thing for sure, when I started taking fibre supplements as my GI ordered me to daily for the rest of my life, I found after my system got used to the supplements, I don't have any gas or bloat from eating any fibreous foods now, I never got D from eating fibreous foods but used to sometimes get bloated/gassy from them... I just finished eating popcorn as a matter of fact.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 9/6/2007 2:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I am glad you can eat salads, I would be carefull with eating apples the skins on apple are
hard to digest. I also can eat salads, I stay away from eating apples.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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