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cyn555
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   Posted 10/15/2008 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
can eating lots of sugar make your symptons worse? what about anxiety and stressing about UC?
 
- 23 year old female, Gatineau, Quebec
 -diagnosed with UC june 2007 panacolitis
- Asacol (6 daily)800mg
- Salofalk (1 at bedtime) 1000mg


UCfree_at17
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   Posted 10/15/2008 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Deffinately stress and anxiety..they kind of trigger my flares I think =(
And ive noticed that if i eat lots of junk food like starburst and dumb little things with lots of sugar it KILLS my stomach =(
Katrina,17,SENIOR in high school =)
 
Current Meds:Methotrexate shot,Iron,Folic Acid,20mg Prednisone,Probiotic,Multivitamin,Calcium
 
Ileostomy step 1of2 on Nov.19
 
 
 


potty girl
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   Posted 10/15/2008 10:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Sugar is a killer for me, It causes alot of gas and bloating for me, and alot of rumbling.
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Probiotic
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   Posted 10/15/2008 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Sugars are a killer for me. You don't necessarily have to become a convert to diets such as the SCD or other low-carb approaches (Life without bread, Atkins, etc) to find out via trial and error that sugary foods are killers- they are super-fuels for pathogenic bacteria, and our IBD guts are imbalanced to begin with so it's wise to avoid them, and to take regular probiotics. No cure but helps stabilize things.
Pancolitis 20 years ago, full med-free remission 10 years,
Flaring/simmering on and off ever since
10 20 17.5 15 12.5 10 mg 8 7.5 20 mg pred, 100 mg Imuran
Probiotics (Primal Defense and others), TSO, hookworm
Turmeric/circuminboswellia, fish oil, many vits/minerals
Lower-carb version of Specific Carb Diet (SCD), Remicade next
 
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 10/15/2008 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Well we do of course need sugars to regulate our glucose levels, but the right kind that our bodies know what to do with, those that come from fruits and veggies, not junk food (refined sugar/table sugar) that kind of sugar can most definitely exacerbate symptoms of IBD and IBS as well I believe.

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quincy
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   Posted 10/15/2008 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I think one can have a balanced diet rich in the nutrients that our bodies need to heal and stay healthy and add a few of the treats in there as well.

Definitely the best is to not eat in excess anything that can cause the gut/body to feel crappy afterward.
But, at times it's difficult to not partake and willing to go through discomfort afterward.

What is worse is exchanging sugars for artificial sweeteners....especially in the amounts one would eat normally, because they can actually encourage one to consume more and more...

Sugar and junk food is one thing we can make choices on...and if they're difficult to resist....do NOT keep them in the house and encourage your spouse to not purchase them even though they can make you feel emotionally better!

quincy
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


Kiss520
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   Posted 10/15/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Eating cookies doesn't seem to bother me too much, but I ate some dark chocolate M&M's earlier today and boy am I paying for it.  I'm bleeding again now for the first time in two months.  Ergh!

Katie, 30.   Chicago 'burbs.
DX:  Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament:  Asacol 1200 MG 3X daily, Cortenama 100 ML nightly, Iron 325 MG 2X daily, Zoloft 50 MG daily, Bentyl 20 MG as needed, Multivitamin.
Diet/Exercise:  Spinach/sunflower and low-residue.  Yoga and walking.
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa.
Status:  Flare
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 10/15/2008 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
kiss :)

Maybe you have underlying lactose intolerance issues, that's what happend to me, my IBD symptoms were masking my lactose issues so my GI tested me and sure enough, severe lactose intolerance.

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


Kiss520
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   Posted 10/15/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I do think I'm lactose intolerant. I drink Lactaid instead of milk, but I can tolerate cheeses. I didn't think dark chocolate would be so bad, but maybe the coating has lactose. :-(
Katie, 30.   Chicago 'burbs.
DX:  Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament:  Asacol 1200 MG 3X daily, Cortenama 100 ML nightly, Iron 325 MG 2X daily, Zoloft 50 MG daily, Bentyl 20 MG as needed, Multivitamin.
Diet/Exercise:  Spinach/sunflower and low-residue.  Yoga and walking.
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa.
Status:  Flare
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 10/15/2008 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Generally hard, orange cheeses can be better tolerated by some lactose intolerant individuals, there are varying degrees of lactose intolerance from mild to severe.

There is definitely lactose in M&M's read the label, there's even lactose in ichiban beef flavored soup, you'd be amazed at how many products contain it, even lots of potato chips, nacho chips ect...always better to be tested then you know for sure...I'm glad I was because apparently it can be quite common for IBDers to become lactose intolerant.

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


Sunshineonmyface~
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   Posted 10/15/2008 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
is there a difference between lactose and lactase? Ugh I am sorry about the m&m's!! I use to eat candy every day. Its been hard to give that up.

pb4
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   Posted 10/15/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Lactose intolerance is the inability to metabolize lactose, a sugar found in milk and other dairy products, because the required enzyme lactase is absent in the intestinal system or its availability is lowered.

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


ediekristen
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   Posted 10/15/2008 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a bit of a junk food junkie and I love my sour gummy candy... But I won't lie, every time I eat candy my stomach gets very vocal. Lots of gas/rumbling, which can turn into stomach cramps and pain. But I can't cut it out of my diet completely, I love sweets too much.

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg, Sulfasalizine 3000mg/day, Azasan 100mg

 
 


pb4
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   Posted 10/15/2008 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I was a junk-food junky as well but I have to say that giving it up was one of the best things I've ever done, not only has it improved my symptoms but I have such energy as well...my sweets are fruit and on occasion dark chocolate that is at least 80% cocoa content.

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


Kiss520
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   Posted 10/15/2008 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't think I'd have a reaction to such a small amount. I can take real milk in my tea, so I know I can tolerate a little. I wonder if it was the chocolate more than the lactose. I know chocolate can cause problems for lots of people with IBD and IBS. Of course, it has to be the one thing I love more than anything else.
Katie, 30.   Chicago 'burbs.
DX:  Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament:  Asacol 1200 MG 3X daily, Cortenama 100 ML nightly, Iron 325 MG 2X daily, Zoloft 50 MG daily, Bentyl 20 MG as needed, Multivitamin.
Diet/Exercise:  Spinach/sunflower and low-residue.  Yoga and walking.
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa.
Status:  Flare
 
 


ediekristen
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   Posted 10/15/2008 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Ya know, I was always a huge fan of chocolate but after having UC for so long I've found that I don't even crave it anymore. I think my mind has formed this mental aversion to it, because I KNOW it's going to hurt really bad if I eat it, and now I just don't want it. I never said "I'm going to stop eating chocolate" I just started not wanting it anymore.

Although I do have the occasional Reese's peanut butter cup but only because sometimes it's worth paying for.

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg, Sulfasalizine 3000mg/day, Azasan 100mg

 
 


pb4
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   Posted 10/15/2008 6:03 PM (GMT -6)   
There's caffeine in chocolate so maybe it was that, except you've already said you drink coffee (unless you drink decaff?)

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Kiss520
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   Posted 10/15/2008 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Actually I just drink decaf tea (not coffee - I wish!). Caffeine doesn't do too much harm to me but enough that I don't bother with it. I don't know what it is about chocolate, but any large amount of it is a big no-no for me.
Katie, 30.   Chicago 'burbs.
DX:  Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament:  Asacol 1200 MG 3X daily, Cortenama 100 ML nightly, Iron 325 MG 2X daily, Zoloft 50 MG daily, Bentyl 20 MG as needed, Multivitamin.
Diet/Exercise:  Spinach/sunflower and low-residue.  Yoga and walking.
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa.
Status:  Flare
 
 


FitzyK23
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   Posted 10/15/2008 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Chocolate kills me too but I can do small quantities of dark. I love hersheys special dark 10 packs. They are 1 or 2 dollars for the pack in each one is 4 little squares. Just enough. I keep mine in the freezer so they are really hard and take a long time to eat. The dark has less lactose than milk chocolate.
27 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.


cyn555
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   Posted 10/16/2008 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
i really have a hard time giving up sugars. im a pastry chef so i have to try stuff all the time. maybe that is what is causing my symptoms. its gonna be so hard trying not to eat some but if its what is gonna make me feel better than will do it.
 
- 23 year old female, Gatineau, Quebec
 -diagnosed with UC june 2007 panacolitis
- Asacol (6 daily)800mg
- Salofalk (1 at bedtime) 1000mg


Kiss520
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   Posted 10/16/2008 8:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I like Hershey's Special Dark, too. I don't seem to have a problem with that. Maybe the coating on the M&Ms is just too sugary (and has lactose).
Katie, 30.   Chicago 'burbs.
DX:  Pancolitis as of 9/08 (Proctitis as of 1/08)
Current Treament:  Asacol 1200 MG 3X daily, Cortenama 100 ML nightly, Iron 325 MG 2X daily, Zoloft 50 MG daily, Bentyl 20 MG as needed, Multivitamin.
Diet/Exercise:  Spinach/sunflower and low-residue.  Yoga and walking.
Previous Treatment:  Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Rowasa.
Status:  Flare
 
 


princesa
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   Posted 10/16/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Even the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America talks about a diet high in sugar as a risk factor for IBD. Sweet treats feed the bad gut bugs, making any imbalance worse and causing gas and discomfort for a lot of people. Not to mention they offer little or no nutritional value. When avoiding sugar, watch out for sugar alcohols as they can really irritate the gut. Safer sweet options are the natural sugars in fruits that don't affect the blood sugar as drastically because you're consuming fiber along with them, stevia or small amounts of honey.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


cyn555
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   Posted 10/16/2008 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
i should really change jobs lol!!
 
- 23 year old female, Gatineau, Quebec
 -diagnosed with UC june 2007 panacolitis
- Asacol (6 daily)800mg
- Salofalk (1 at bedtime) 1000mg


princesa
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   Posted 10/16/2008 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
That would be tough. It's alot easier to be strong when you're not surrounded by temptation. When we have donuts or cake at work or church, I prefer to keep my distance and not have to see or smell them.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 10/16/2008 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
What a dream job you have though...if you didn't have UC of course but since you do it's more like a nightmare having a job as a pastry chef...man I was a huge pastry addict along with all sugary stuff of course but cakes and such were my passion anything chocolate.

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

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