what about acidic drink/food and crohn's

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   Posted 9/11/2007 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I just finnish talking to my sister and she said that I shouln't drink(like orange juice) or eat any acidic food because it can make it worst
does that make sense? do u guys avoid acidic drink/food?
35 yrs female, dx with crohn's on july 13th 07 increasing my  entocort 9mg . starting imuran 250 mg  pariet ,dx with depression in 2002 ,effexor tappering off, welbutrin,resperidal and lemotrogine.

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   Posted 9/11/2007 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I can't give you a list or anything but I just found out the hard way that V8 is a huge NO-NO for me. 36 hours of pain and cramping. Bye-bye $3.00, down the drain. BTW, I had just bought some orange juice to take with my vitamins/supplements but am now afraid to even try, I just don't want to go through that again! If you do go ahead and give it a whirl, let me know how you make out with it.
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Asacol 2 pills 3 times daily
 Imuran 75 mg once daily
Prednisone 40 mgs daily; I am on a short dose this time, thank goodness.
40 mgs for week 1, 30 mgs for week 2, 20 mgs for week 3, then 10 mgs for week 4 (done on 8/22).
 Lomotil as needed for cramps and D
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   Posted 9/11/2007 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh my, about 15 yrs ago I also drank V8 juice and almost landed in the hospital, any normal person would have. I haven't had it since, and I hesitate even on tomato juice. I'm wondering just what does everyone drink, because everything either is carbonated, caffeinated, de-caffeinated, high fructose, sucrose, artificially sweetened, dairy-based or juices that cause D and heartburn. Is there anything good for us? Beside filtered water?
Diagnosed at age 19 with CD.
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 

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   Posted 9/11/2007 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I drink orange juice and apple juice, and lots of other acidic things, without any bad effects, other than heartburn on occasion. That's easily combated with some Tums though.
Crohn's Disease for a year and counting
Imuran: 150mg
Remicade: Had a delayed reaction, waiting for Humira approval
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   Posted 9/11/2007 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
well I had chicken and beans today 1pm....and I had my orange juice around 3 pm (b4 talking to my sister) and at around 6pm I had unberrable pain and 1  D and it is 8:45pm and still in pain so I am not sure wether it's the orange or the baked beans but I sure regret it now.
35 yrs female, dx with crohn's on july 13th 07 increasing my  entocort 9mg . starting imuran 250 mg  pariet ,dx with depression in 2002 ,effexor tappering off, welbutrin,resperidal and lemotrogine.

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   Posted 9/11/2007 11:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't have anything remotely acidic. .....both lead to extreme nausea, then pain and D. I can tolerate a wee bit of coke in a big glass filled to the top with ice cubes, which doesn't lead much room for the coke. More than one cup of coffe, with milk and sugar is all I can tolerate on a full stomach
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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   Posted 9/12/2007 1:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I drink my orange juice on an empty stomach and I'm fine. If I try to combine it with anything else it's trouble. I also tend to dilute my juices 50/50 with water. I find that Welch's Grape Juice is tolerated really well. I drink coffee every morning still, but I make it very weak. I find that the strength of things makes a huge difference in how if affects me.
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.

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   Posted 9/12/2007 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Orange juice is a big no for me I can tolerate small glass of apple juice with breakfast. Amounts make a difference .Thanks for putting this up there was wondering how things were for other's on juice. lol gail

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   Posted 9/12/2007 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm fine with tomatoes and V8, and I drink watered, unsweetened apple juice in the morning (better to choak down the Pred), but I've been afraid to try orange juice since my diagnosis.  That probably doesn't make much sense, since I eat canned mandarin orange slices a couple times a week.  But even before I got sick I would occasionally have problems with orange juice.

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   Posted 9/12/2007 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Haven't tried straight orange juice but the Sunny d blends are pretty good. Also started making my own smoothies. I don't care for sour at all. Here my recipe Frozen peaches and banannas ,apricot juice, plain yogert. milk, ice then blend away. I use to drink nothing but sodas all day, I mean nothing. So this part of my diet has been hard for me. I dropped chocolate like a wiz. Vanilla cookies if i get a craving. Leaving veggies alone are another problem for me, but I still try to figure out what I can safely have. Tried peas yesterday, evidentily its a no go. But I know somewhere out there is a veggie that won't kick my butt. Lots of luck to you. It all trial and errror.

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   Posted 9/12/2007 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   

I have never been able to drink orange juice without having digestive problems (even diluted this is trouble!). I drink 100% Welch's grape juice diluted 50% with water, and don't have symptoms. I would stay away from orange juice all together. Recently, pineapple juice also diluted 50% with water started giving me major heartburn. But, try the Dole pineapple juice diluted 50% and see if your system can handle it. Drinking mostly water and just a splash of grape juice tricks me into thinking I am not just drinking water. Stay away from any sweetened or sugar drinks.

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   Posted 9/12/2007 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Diet is very individual for all. I personally have to avoid anything acidic as it upsets my stomach.
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 9/12/2007 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I realizie that diet is very person-specific. I am just trying to find some things that won't give me heartburn, D, or inflame the crohn's. In other words, I am trying to eat and drink healthier. I have cut way down on sugar, and have been using honey. Almost everything I pick up has some form of sugar in it.
Diagnosed at age 19 with CD.
3 small bowel resections, 1 for perforation, 2 for strictures 

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   Posted 9/12/2007 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
The best drink of all is good 'ole water. smurf

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   Posted 9/12/2007 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I drink water, herbal tea, MonaVie (a juice made from 19 berries) and an occasional glass of red wine. about once a month, I'll have a small amount of coffee. That's pretty much it. I sure miss my daily cup of strong coffee with milk. Oh yeah, I eat cereal with milk.
CD dx'd Aug 05. Initially on Pentasa, now on Imuran 125 mg and iron.

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   Posted 9/12/2007 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I drink the low acid oj in the morning small glass and I'm OK. The rest of the day is water or water mixed 50/50 with cranberry juice. Soy milk in cereal.
Diagnosed with Crohn's spring '06
taking-Asacol 4 tabs 3 times a day
Imuran 50mg 1 a day to start
Humira 40ml injection 1 every 2 weeks
Hydrocort @ night -fun stuff
 Prednisone 5mg per day

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   Posted 9/14/2007 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
i hafnt tried ne other kind of drinks yet ive only been hafin water,with oj i suggest watering it dwn,the stuffs chronic for me ,if water gets 2 boring try adding a wee bit of flav wit cranberry cordial or sumthing like that,also i find lemonade/diet drinks are bad for my crohns

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   Posted 9/16/2007 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
could have been the beans. They make me ill.
25 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 2 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.
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   Posted 9/16/2007 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Juices like Orange juice can give me D if I drink too much of it. It also almost always messes with my "upper" stomach. So I try to stay away from it, and only drink it on occasion.

I admit I drink a lot of soda. I know not the best thing for me, but sometimes I want a little flavor. Get sick of just drinking water all the time. Soda for some reason doesn't bother me.
Diagnosed with mild Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Asacol and Questran.

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   Posted 9/17/2007 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
the only juice that i can drink is LOW acid oj. But still in moderation
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