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   Posted 9/16/2008 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
does anyone have any reactions to chinese food? i know that everybody is different with the food thing but i was just wondering if i should stay away from it, i don't know if its fatty or something, what is even in pork fried rice???
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   Posted 9/16/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I had some Chinese food last week.  It didn't seem to bother me and I am still in a flare.  I ate shrimp fried rice and orange chicken.

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   Posted 9/16/2008 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I like it, it likes me. Except now I know I shouldn't have soy, that's just me.
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Asacol/5ASA maintenance for 20+ years, usually 3 pills 2x day. 
Currently tapering OFF prednisone from lingering flare;
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Tested gluten intolerant and started gluten-free, soy-free, etc. diet which resolved flare. Also Replete probiotic, DGL (licorice root, slippery elm), Permeability Factors. Slow-release iron and B-12 shots for severe anemia.
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   Posted 9/16/2008 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I love won ton soup and that usually never gives me any trouble. Other than that it's sort of hit or miss... If they have sesame seeds on the stuff, it usually kills me. As for the fried rice, sometimes it doesn't bother me but some days it does, maybe it's just because it's fried, I don't know.
Also, are you mostly talking about chinese take out or buffet?? Because usually I do alright with the take out but I've had times when I've gone to a buffet and I'm in the bathroom halfway through the meal. I don't know if it has anything to do with the preparation or how it's all just sitting out there but there seems to be a difference.

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   Posted 9/16/2008 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
No problems for me with chinese which is a good thing because I LOVE chinese food! :0) My favorite is sweet and sour pork or chicken.
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   Posted 9/16/2008 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
When I'm flaring, I have to stay away from eggrolls and springrolls as well as anything else with bok choy in it. Cabbage tears me up when in a flare.

Otherwise, it's full speed ahead. I love sesame chicken, kung pao chicken, mongolian beef. Okay, now I'm drooling.
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 9/16/2008 6:32 PM (GMT -6)   


Chinese food is ok for me if I avoid really greasy stuff (such as fried eggrolls), really spicy stuff, and really tough/hard veggies.  So if I choose correctly on the menu I'm happy.  I like flavorful chicken or tofu or shrimp dishes (with garlic and/or ginger for example) but that isn't fiery hot.   I don't eat beef or pork at all anymore.


I've read that buffets can be trouble for people with IBD.  So I mostly avoid buffets.  When food is sitting out bacteria starts growing on it.   Bacteria are on pretty much everything all the time and it usually isn't a problem.  One book I was reading the author (who is a nutritionist who has IBD herself) talks about trips to emergency room after eating at some buffets where her husband and friends ate at the same buffet with everyone else was fine.  It seems that us IBD folks are just more sensitive - it does NOT imply that the restaurant has done anything wrong.


- female 41, diagnosed ulcerative colitis Feb 2005
- just got off prednisone after a 5month taper from 80mg down to 0mg!!
- currently 6-MP/mercaptopurine/purinethol 75 mg, asacol/mesalamine 4800mg (4 pills x 3 times day), Canasa 1000mg nightly
- VSL#3, Benefiber, multivitamin, chewable calcium, fish oil, biotin, sometimes iron pills

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   Posted 9/16/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I love chinese. Just ate it today. No problems here with it, then again, I am in remission. I don't think I would dare eat it in a flare though
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