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carmen
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   Posted 5/28/2008 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I was asked to eat oatmeal in the morning's by a naturopath. Can you tolerate oatmeal?
 
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   Posted 5/28/2008 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I can, unless I'm bleeding - then it's too much!
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madabs
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   Posted 5/28/2008 7:12 AM (GMT -6)   

Carmen,

I just started eating oatmeal about ten days ago because I wanted to see if extra fiber would bulk up my stool and I would go less often.  That has not been the case so far.  I go the same amount of times, but just pass more "stuff". 

 However I have kept eating it everyday because of two very unexpected benefits.  I have seen a dramatic decrease in nausea and I have less bloating.  Go figure. 

 I usually fix the steel cut Irish oatmeal which is very chewy and I find it very satifying.


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tamtam10
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   Posted 5/28/2008 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I love oatmeal. When i am not flaring i eat it most morning. However I am currently in a flare and trying ot eliminate dairy and Gluten to see if it helps.
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Eva Lou
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   Posted 5/28/2008 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   
love it- eat it pretty much every day during the colder months. Which in New England is about 10 months out of the year! I figure it's a great way to get fiber into my diet, insoluble fiber, which actually slows things down in the gut. Just watch out for the sugar content- some of the instant packets are pretty high.

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   Posted 5/28/2008 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
My three favorite cereals are oatmeal, bran flakes and shredded wheat. I haven't been able to eat any of them since a few years before I was diagnosed with UC. I get massive loose stools, bloating, gas and pain. Probably symptoms of a mild IBS.
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KaseyF
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   Posted 5/28/2008 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Huh, this thread is an eye opener for me. I eat oatmeal most mornings, and then immediately run to the bathroom. I'm going to experiment tomorrow and eat something else (eggs?) and see if things change.
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Red_34
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   Posted 5/28/2008 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I am not a big fan of oatmeal but I do like the Quaker instant - raisin, walnut and date. It sometimes doesn't always agree with me and other times it does. But I have tried all other types of oatmeal in the past and the one where it has to be cooked for 5 minutes sort of agrees with me but I just don't like it.
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ediekristen
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   Posted 5/28/2008 8:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I love oatmeal but I can't eat it. Usually when I try eating it, I have to stop and go to the bathroom halfway through the bowl and then several times after. :(
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in hip & lumbar region of the spine from long term prednisone use.

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expecting226
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   Posted 5/28/2008 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I eat it virtually every morning for breakfast... whether flaring or in remission. I eat plain oatmeal and usually add banana or raisins. YUM!
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NMcP
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   Posted 5/28/2008 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I eat oatmeal 4 or 5 times a week. It doesn't seem to bother me. I'm hoping that the benefits outweigh any negatives. Plus I really like it...it's one of my comfort foods. I just water it down so it's really soupy.
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Beth75
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   Posted 5/28/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
prior to my sugars being elevated from pred, I would eat oatmeal 5days a week during winter, mmm mmm mmm. There is a quaker instant 'natural' not sure how 'natural' but it is a vanilla almond, delish!
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Sara14
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   Posted 5/28/2008 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I can eat oatmeal. I used to eat it almost every day before getting UC. Now I just eat it once in a while. I haven't noticed it causing me any increased symptoms. I love plain Quaker oatmeal with fresh bananas sliced into it or a scoop or two of peanut butter melted in. Kashi golden brown sugar oatmeal is also really good and has lots of vitamins in it.
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pb4
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   Posted 5/28/2008 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I can eat it and I love it!!

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malka
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   Posted 5/28/2008 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I have oatmeal most mornings -with raisins and almonds. It has never been a problem for me. If you have to go to the bathroom while eating it, it isn't the oatmeal. It is your gastro-colic reflex kicking in. When I am flaring, whatever I eat first thing in the morning, even a drink of water, will cause me to go to the bathroom. After all, what you are eating hasn't reached your colon yet.

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ediekristen
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   Posted 5/28/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
malka said...
I have oatmeal most mornings -with raisins and almonds. It has never been a problem for me. If you have to go to the bathroom while eating it, it isn't the oatmeal. It is your gastro-colic reflex kicking in. When I am flaring, whatever I eat first thing in the morning, even a drink of water, will cause me to go to the bathroom. After all, what you are eating hasn't reached your colon yet.

M

It's so weird you posted this because I was just coming back on here to say that come to think of it, no matter what I eat in the morning, I usually have to stop mid-way through to go to the bathroom, so most days I don't eat breakfast because it increase my bathroom trips by quite a bit. Maybe I should try eating oatmeal at night and see how I do.
 
What is the gastric-colic reflex? Is it related to having UC? I had colic when I was a baby, I always wonder if any of this is related, but they always say it's not.
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Tethya
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   Posted 5/28/2008 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to eat oatmeal every day, but for the last 6 months or so, I switched to oat bran. 1 mashed ripe banana + 1/2 cup oat bran + cinnamon (lots!) = breakfast yumminess that I never get tired of. Lately, I've been throwing a couple tsp of gelatinized maca in there too.
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Bigphule
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   Posted 5/28/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
It is very interesting to see the differences between people. Some can eat it sometimes, some can it it all the time some can never eat it. No wonder the Docs can't pin much down when it comes to UC. hehe Shame we can't all take a concencus and make the desease do what we want :(

Anyhow back to the subject I can eat it when ever I want. I've not noticed any changes for the good or the bad when I eat it.
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pb4
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   Posted 5/28/2008 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Red_34 said...
I am not a big fan of oatmeal but I do like the Quaker instant - raisin, walnut and date. It sometimes doesn't always agree with me and other times it does. But I have tried all other types of oatmeal in the past and the one where it has to be cooked for 5 minutes sort of agrees with me but I just don't like it.

You made your own point sherry, LOL... the "quick" is considered processed, the cook for 5 minutes isn't the same as the "quick", the one I buy has nothing added, no sugar, salt, preservatives of any kind, I add a little honey to it and only need to cook it for 3 minutes.
 
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malka
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   Posted 5/28/2008 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
The gastro-colic reflex is a reflex that triggers a bowel movement when food hits the stomach. It is more active in those of us with "increased motility" as my GI used to say. In other words, those of us who have conditions that make us have more bowel movements will have to go to the bathroom as soon as we eat. When in a flare, it can happen whenever you eat. For me, even in remission, breakfast starts me off. If you have ever fed an infant, you might have noticed that after a few swallows, they can start to poop.

For what it is worth, I didn't have colic as a baby. My older son did, however, and has IBS problems, but not colitis. I don't think it is related, but who knows?

M
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Azulfidine Entabs 500 mg. 4 twice a day
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Folic acid, vitamins C and D, multivitamin, metamucil, fish oil, turmeric 
 
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pb4
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   Posted 5/28/2008 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
My daughter did not have colic as a baby (nor did I) but she tenatively is DX with IBS at the moment (I keep fingers crossed it won't end up being IBD) but my son was colicy and so far (knocking on wood) shows no signs of bowel troubles and touching wood it stays that way his whole life.

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   Posted 5/28/2008 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I love oats but can only eat them a couple times a week if I eat them every day I get gassy and blow up like a balloon.
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winni
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   Posted 5/28/2008 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I love oatmeal!! Don't think i can eat it when im flaring though. The last time i ate it it exploded out of me, and i have been too nervous to try it since. That was about 6 months ago. I have been waiting to be in remission for a week before i try it again... so far that hasn't happened though
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ucenigma
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   Posted 5/28/2008 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   

I tried to eat oatmeal, but to no avail......

Of course, in the mornings, I try to eat protein (ie, leftover hamburgers, fish, pork chops, etc.)...makes me feel better than cereal, toast, etc.   And, boiled eggs are good to.

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pb4
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   Posted 5/28/2008 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Eww, hamburger and pork, let alone in the am, I don't eat that regardless of the time of day, protein from chicken and fish, now that's good eats.

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