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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 9/18/2008 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never really had a sweet tooth until the last 4 or 5 months. I will get an unbelieveable urge to eat anything sweet that i can get my hands on. I've done pretty good at controling myself but it's not easy. Do any of these medications give you cravings? Has anyone else had this problem?
31 year old female diagnosed with UC (entire colon) Feb 2008
(4) 400mg Asacol 3x a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 8 weeks 6 weeks
Rowasa enemas nightly
Omega 3 supp, calcium supp, probiotics
metamucil wafers
Prednisone again!!  30mg

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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 9/18/2008 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
with sweet toothe cravings rather than reaching for candy/junk try and eat/drink fruits you can tolerate, this will not only be a healthy alternative but if you stick to avoiding junk then you'll no longer crave junky stuff.

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

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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 1614
   Posted 9/18/2008 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I also get that sweet tooth. In fact, I am always hungry and I am not even on pred. I always have the urge to eat
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 9/18/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Vinny, thats a tell tale sign that you may have an imbalance in your intestinal bacteria. An over growth of bad bacteria will actually make you crave sweets and carbs because thats what they feed off of. Smart little bugggers! Try some good probiotics and see if it helps, it did for me. I had to take around 40 billion CFU's daily to start feeling and seeing a difference though GNC carries a 10 billion CFU pill that has been working great for me so far.
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
30mg 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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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 574
   Posted 9/19/2008 4:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I have always had a sweet tooth love it all depending on the time of the month i could eat a whole sweet shop and more lol don't know why im not the size of a house lucky for me im quite slim.
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
  Meds Predfoam 20mg 2x day stopped started Salofalk supps 1gm 26/6/08
  Mesalazine 400mg 2 tabsx2 day

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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 388
   Posted 9/19/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   

I crave sweets sometimes too. In my personal experience, the cravings were the result of dehydration and after drinking a glass or two of water, the craving would disappear. Please try drinking some water next time you get a hankering for some sweets.

Of course, I also allow myself some chocolate every day and that helps as well.
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
asacol 12/daily and rowasa as needed 
Trying out Digestive Fitness Probiotic
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa

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