Any tips for controlling appetite?

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   Posted 9/17/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
My highly active lifestyle and my high metabolism and my skinny frame have made me want to eat all the time. Even without prednisone I can eat a meal and an hour later eat another one. Prednisone makes it even worse.
Like yesterday evening I ate 4 tacos, 1 burrito, beans and rice like at 7:30 then I went grocery shopping and saw all the food and ate again like at 10. I know this is bad for my UC, but I can't help it. I know it affects digestive enzymes and and how they work if your stomach is not empty before your next meal. does anyone have this problem? Any suggestions? I have began fasting on wednesday's after lunch with my church and that has helped me realize my passion for consuming was out of control.

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   Posted 9/17/2008 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish I could help you on that one, but no idea. I am the opposite, since I started asacol my appetite most days is zero. I eat because I know I have to, but only small amounts.

Only thing I could think of is have fat free foods - would be better for your UC I would think. When we quit smoking I stocked up on raw veggies and fruits - of course I can't have those now!

Darn, sure wish I could help you!

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   Posted 9/17/2008 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
uuugh, while on high dose of pred, I would be eating something and then while eating I would be thinking about what I could eat next, it was horrible. I have been down to 5mg for a month now and finally do not feel like a feedbag is a necessity.

I did gain 15 pounds I have since lost 5-7 of those. One thing is try to eat small meals throughout the day, have small calorie snacks. Drink a lot of water.
Beth, 32 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 5mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!

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   Posted 9/17/2008 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I am the same way. I could eat a big meal, and a half hour later eat another. I am constantly hungry. I am not on pred, so that is not the cause. I am wondering if it is the asacol?
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
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   Posted 9/17/2008 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
If your eating cause your active and have a good metabolism then so be it. If your just stuffing your craw for something to do then you need to make some changes.

I dont get it this post.
26y old male medically disharged USAF veteran.Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004.
Current daily treatment:                               Probiotics & supplements:
1000mg sup asacol                                      50 Billion CFU's acidopholis daily
2400mg oral asacol                                      Digestive enzymes before each meal
35mg prednisone tapering                             5grams of glutamine
75mg azathioprine                                       folic acid & calcuim with V-D
20mg Nexum                                               Whey protien  
Diet:Little/no sugars, fats, carbs, caffine. Stay natural as possible.  
Results:1 Bowel movement in the morning no blood!

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   Posted 9/17/2008 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
One way to curb appetite is by drinking lots of fluids (preferably water), water/liquids are filling.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 9/17/2008 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I find caffeine free tea (like peppermint) filling.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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