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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 10/9/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Let's talk food.  I use to pride myself in being the "thin one".  Then I quit smoking and have put on 18 lbs.  Now with the UC I am obsessed by food.  It's a psychological thing for me.  I feel like a child - that food is a no, no so guess what I want to eat it.  Am I normal? Does anyone else feel like this?  Just curious!
Diagnosised 8/25/08 GRRR
Started flare mid-May/feeling better but still flaring
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   Posted 10/9/2008 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
What you're feeling about food is normal for anyone that quits smoking regardless of having an IBD.

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 10/9/2008 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Since I quit gluten, soy, dairy, tomato, garlic, chili -- the foods I tested sensitive to -- I haven't craved them but I crave CHOCOLATE like never before. Maybe it's my age.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 2400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Tested gluten intolerant and started gluten-free, soy, dairy-free diet. Replete probiotic. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? 
Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & now recovering from irritation scope caused. Will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 10/9/2008 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Nope i dont feel like that. I have some cravings few and far between who doesnt, but i can eat the same thing for dinner all week long and not blink. Its either fish and rice or chicken and rice, i cheat some on the weekends for doing good during the week.
26y old male medically disharged USAF veteran.Diagnosed with UC (lower proctitis) in 2004.
Current daily treatment:                               Probiotics & supplements:
                                         50 Billion CFU's acidopholis&Bifidobacterium daily
2400mg oral asacol                                      Digestive enzymes
10mg prednisone tapering                             5grams of glutamine
75mg azathioprine                                       folic acid & calcuim with V-D
20mg Nexum                                               Whey protien  
Diet:Little/no sugars, fats, carbs, caffine,sugars,yeast. Stay natural as possible.  
Results:1 Bowel movement in the morning no blood! Remission since 08Sept08

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 45
   Posted 10/9/2008 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I craved sugar like never before this summer. The only thing I could do was stop eating it.
I would instead have fruit, cottage cheese with some sugar free vanilla syrup, Sugar free hot cocoa, laughing cow light cheese with some Equal on top. peanut butter (I love any kind, natural or not). My sugar craving is gone--actually my use of artifical sweteners is down also.
Gale--New York Diagnosed with UC 6/9/08
On Asacol 4 pills 3x/day
Iron supplement, fish oil, magnesium, caltrate D, cerefolin NAC,
probiotics, alpha lipoic acid.

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 10/10/2008 4:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I have always craved sweet things and sometimes you just give in big tme and pay rof it later.
  Diagnosed 22.5.08 with Lft sided U/C
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 202
   Posted 10/10/2008 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I am still trying to figure out what I can eat. I have been living on rice cakes, ck soup, salmon, fish, rice, and some almond or cashew butter.
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