oatmeal and cereal??

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RITAS
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   Posted 6/16/2010 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
 
This may sound silly but it's true.  I have noticed numerous times that when my intestines get irritated I wake up with very puffy eyelids the next morning and it'll last a few days.  Just a few days ago I have been trying to eat more healthy and started eating oatmeal with blueberries or frosted wheat cereal for breakfast.  Could it be that they are irritating my intestines??  How do you guys do with oatmeal or wheat??
Rita
Crohn's Free Since April '06
Total colectomy/ileostomy April '06
Reversal July '06
Bowl resection/ileostomy July '07
Bowl resection/Stoma repair June '08
6ft. intestine left
Currently trying to learn about the "new me"


NewShinyCD
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   Posted 6/16/2010 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm shying away from oatmeal right now, although if I was able to find some Cream of Wheat apple flavor or cinnamon flavor I'd be all over it.
If you are talking about cold cereal I'm able to eat it.

Are you using milk when you make oatmeal? Maybe you have a milk allergy?
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Unable to take 6MP.
Step one of Jpouch surgery scheduled - 6/2/2010


ReneeB777
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   Posted 6/16/2010 11:18 PM (GMT -6)   
have you had trouble with wheat in the past? if your not allergic to other whole grains,I wouldn't think the oatmeal would make you sick,would it? this is a shot in the dark,but are you allergic to blueberries? idk. I would just switch to something different for breakfast for a few days and see if your symptoms clear up. hope you feel better.:)
~Renee


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 6/17/2010 4:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I eat unprocessed foods...I like healthy:)...but I won't eat cereal or oatmeal on it's own!

I think, for me, it's the way my body breaks it down, and I just feel blah and I get a HUGE amount of gas. I'd try the blueberries on their own. Greek Yogurt and fruit is awesome and eggs are healthy, too. I love a slice of Ezekiel Bread in the morning with fruit:) It stays with you a long time but you have to work into the fiber so your body doesn't go crazy!

It could be your short bowel and the way your body processes it...keep a diary so you can try different foods and settle with the healthier ones that your body likes!
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Proctocolectomy in 2008


snugglesaurus
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   Posted 6/17/2010 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like an allergic reaction to me.

Have you been tested for celiac?
Diagnoses: Appendicitis, Terminal Ileitis, Crohn's, Celiac Disease, IBS-C, Chronic Constipation, Colonic Inertia, Rectocele, Anismus
Tests: 2 Colonoscopies, 2 CT scans, Sitzmark Test, Anorectal Manometry, Food Allergies, Thyroidism, Pudental Nerve Study, Defacogram, SMART Pill, Electromyogram, Celiac Panel, Small Bowel Study, Gastric Emptying Study - Solids
Tried: Pentasa, exercise, diet changes, pro-biotics, mineral oil, vitamins, laxatives, stool softeners, Miralax, Amitiza, anti-depressants, fiber supplements, water enemas, Fleet enemas, suppositories, mineral oil, phenergan, Zofran
 
Atlanta, GA


RITAS
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   Posted 6/17/2010 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanx for the responses.  I don't think I allergic to anything.  It feels more irritated maybe because oatmeal is a little rough.  I don't know.  My intestines hurt so i'm staying on soft food for a couple of days.  What is celiac??
Rita
Crohn's Free Since April '06
Total colectomy/ileostomy April '06
Reversal July '06
Bowl resection/ileostomy July '07
Bowl resection/Stoma repair June '08
6ft. intestine left
Currently trying to learn about the "new me"


snugglesaurus
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   Posted 6/17/2010 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Celiac is an autoimmune disorder. Ingesting anything that contains gluten which is a protein found in wheat, barley, etc. (not oatmeal - but cross contamination can happen). Some people have a "wheat sensitivity" which is more like an allergic reaction.

You can get blood tests to see if your body is creating antibodies and if there is tissue damage. If you get a biopsy during a colonoscopy they can also tell that way.

As for symptoms - some have diarrhea others have constipation.

My insides have a hard time digesting various foods that are supposed to be "good" such as fruits and vegetables. The worst is veggies with fondue.
Diagnoses: Appendicitis, Terminal Ileitis, Crohn's, Celiac Disease, IBS-C, Chronic Constipation, Colonic Inertia, Rectocele, Anismus
Tests: 2 Colonoscopies, 2 CT scans, Sitzmark Test, Anorectal Manometry, Food Allergies, Thyroidism, Pudental Nerve Study, Defacogram, SMART Pill, Electromyogram, Celiac Panel, Small Bowel Study, Gastric Emptying Study - Solids
Tried: Pentasa, exercise, diet changes, pro-biotics, mineral oil, vitamins, laxatives, stool softeners, Miralax, Amitiza, anti-depressants, fiber supplements, water enemas, Fleet enemas, suppositories, mineral oil, phenergan, Zofran
 
Atlanta, GA


RITAS
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Total Posts : 140
   Posted 6/17/2010 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
thank u so much.  I will bring that up tomy surgeon
Rita
Crohn's Free Since April '06
Total colectomy/ileostomy April '06
Reversal July '06
Bowl resection/ileostomy July '07
Bowl resection/Stoma repair June '08
6ft. intestine left
Currently trying to learn about the "new me"

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