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   Posted 11/29/2007 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Tomorrow is my Birthday and I have a friend who wants to take me out for dinner. They are hint lobster crab etc. My question is I love crab but I have not had it since I was diagnosed. What is everyones general concensus? Also Ive never had lobster what is it simialr to and do most people tolerate it?
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's.
Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow
through, diagnosed with Crohn's (22 years old 160lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone


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   Posted 11/29/2007 2:30 PM (GMT -7) them both, sometimes it's the rich butter you dip it in that people have issues with, especially if they are lactose intolerant and don't realize it (it happend to me as lactose intolerance is easily masked by CD). I tolerate all seafood (and otherwise) just fine, I'm lucky I don't have any no no foods, but then again I do eat healthy, nothing processed, no fast-foods, ect as these are known to exacerbate IBD symptoms.

You could also take some digestive enzymes after each meal daily, many IBDers do this as it helps break food down for you...I eat natural digestive enzymes (papaya, kiwi, pineapple) after meals myself, but some go for the tabs.


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   Posted 11/29/2007 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I too do well with seafood. Its definetly one of my safer foods. I agree with PB4 watch the buttery stuff and the deep fried stuff and you will probably do pretty well. Hope you have a delicious and wonderful birthday dinner. Happy Birthday!
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 11/29/2007 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I love them as well,I am like PB4 and Nanners watchy the butter,I have found as long as I leave the butter alone I am fine.

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   Posted 11/29/2007 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Have a very Happy Birthday!!!! I do not tolerate lobster well but that's me and I don't eat crab sorry not much help here. lol gail

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   Posted 11/29/2007 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
oh i am so jealous! i tolerate both lobster and crab fine. and actually, i don't use butter on my lobster, snow crab or alaskan king crab. lobster is a lot like alaskan king crab. man o man i am drooling :D

have a happy birthday!
.: stephanie :.
32 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
10mgs prednisone (getting there!), 50mgs 6mp, 4000mg pentasa, vicodin for pain & a boat load of other drugs for sleep and anxiety!

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   Posted 11/29/2007 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy Birthday! I also love love love seafood, esp. crab legs! My gut doesn't seem to mind it at all! The butter doesn't seem to bother me...yum...Enjoy!
Pentasa 500mg/8x daily; Entocort 3mg/3x daily; Percocet/Ultram for pain; Protonix 40mg
Neurontin, 900mg/daily
Bentyl for cramping-3x/10mg
Ferrous Sulfate 325mg/daily for anemia
Azathioprine 150mg
Caltrate 2x/day
Currently on a Low-residue diet as of 11/26

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   Posted 11/29/2007 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
If you do it, I would try to not eat ALOT cause you know it's going to taste good, ease off the butter AND take the dietary enzymes.

I love me some seafood too and went and had 3 shrimp balls during dim sum (first time since I got dx) and paid heavily for it. But you know what? I don't regret it--They were delicious! Gotta live on the wild side once in a while.

Have a great birthday and I hope you get spoiled rotten! =0)
Newbie - 35 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Asacol 3x day
Imuran 50MG 3 x day
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   Posted 11/29/2007 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I love it and am usually fine with it. My husband made me a 2 pound lobster once though and I ate the whole thing and got super sick. I just think I ate WAY too much. A normal sized amount w/o a ton of creamy sauces should be fine.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!

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   Posted 11/30/2007 6:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Happy Birthday!! I'm somewhat jealous of all of you-lol. Last time I had shellfish, I had a date with a nice dungeness crab and couldn't even finish what I had on my plate before I had to run to the bathroom. Of course, that was 8 monthes ago early in my treatment when there were a lot of things I had to avoid. Now that you all have my mouth watering, I may have to try again. I had read that all shellfish were something to avoid, but I am very very glad to read that may not be true. I may have to make a date with a lobster soon :-)
47 years old
Dx 3/07 Moderate Crohn's in terminal ileum-Probably had it for years earlier
Rx Prednisone initially for 8 weeks-40mg/day then tapered down to 0
    Currently on Pentasa-2000mg/day

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   Posted 11/30/2007 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I've always been fine with seafood, but I'd go easy on the butter, sauces, etc. Lean protein seems to be a pretty safe bet.

Happy Birthday, and enjoy!
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