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   Posted 9/28/2007 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I am going to try to take a vacation to the beach for a few days and I usually loooovvvee to enjoy fresh seafood while I am there. This will be my first trip since diagnosed with Chrons and I'm kind of nervous about seafood affecting my stomach. I was just wondering if anybody else had tried seafood with their Chrons disease and how it worked for you? I know everyone is different but I'd really like to know how other people have reacted. Thanks! Oh, and any other trips for traveling with CD would be greatly appreciated : )

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   Posted 9/28/2007 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I can tolerate seafood well. I have noticed since my surgeries though that I have to monitor how much shellfish I eat or I'll spend some time in the restroom not too long after.
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   Posted 9/28/2007 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
i love shrimp, and eat it all the time!

also, crab, and lobster, and all kinds of fish.....

my advice is everything in moderation....
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   Posted 9/29/2007 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Seafood is very good for us Crohnnies. It has alot of the Omega 3's that are helpful to our guts. I try to eat it at least one or twice a week. My favorites are Tilapia, Halibut & Salmon. I love my Schrimps too!!! LOL
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 9/29/2007 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Seafood is mostly a safe food for me as long as it is not fried too greasy, covered in a cream sauce, or cooked spicy. If it is normal seafood w/ tarter sauce or butter I am good.
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   Posted 9/30/2007 2:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I enjoy seafood also. Stay away from fried seafood. Any fried foods not good for us.
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   Posted 10/2/2007 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   

You are right..that it is different for everyone.  It is also different for many on different days...some days I can eat fried food..some days none at all.  If I eat fried foods it has to be fresh oil, done at a high heat so the food is crisp and not oily.

As for seafood...i eat it all....broiled, baked, grilled, fried and raw.  I love sushimi and many sushi dishes.  I also enjoy raw clams and oysters.  Fish, shrimp, crab, mussels and clams....all very good and I eat some kind of seafood at least 3 times a week

I will admit that recently the safest thing for me is to eat a moderate amount of sushi..or to eat a nice white flaky fish that has been baked, broiled or grilled with just a light amount of butter, salt, pepper, and lime juice.  It seems to settle very well with no major stomach issues.   of course the fried okra, nassau grits and key lime pie put me over the edge.

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   Posted 10/2/2007 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I like to eat and enjoy seafood all the time. Never had a problem with it at all!


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   Posted 10/2/2007 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Most Seafood is an exccellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids and well tolerated by most people with crohn's. If you have problems with fat mal-absorption there can be issues surrounding the fat so often consumed with fish -- buttery lobster, deep fried clams etc. But the fish itself shouldn't be a huge issue if you didn't have issues before. I have develped a severe reaction to mussels -- even one makes me vomit violently, but that has nothing to do with my crohn's. There is a shellfish sensitivity in my family that I passed along to my daughter -- who has the full-blown allergic syndrome. I am lucky -- I can eat clams, lobster, shrimp, scallops, just not mussels.

By all means gorge on lovely fresh fish, but watch what you eat with it and how you cook it. And of course, if it causes you problems, then reassess.

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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   Posted 10/2/2007 11:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Seafood works very well for me. Just remember to stay away from raw seafood (like sushi) if you're on immunosuppressant meds.
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