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Robz700
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   Posted 6/4/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
One of the things that I've noticed most since coming down with Colitis is the weightloss. So far as I can tell I've lost around 30lbs perhaps a little more. Also, putting the weight back on seems to be a bit of a challenge. The problem (perhaps not enough calories and carbs) may be in my diet. Those who have experienced this have any suggestions?

Hellokitty
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   Posted 6/4/2009 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I have lost 7lb it is due to decrease in carbs. Ive never found it easy to put on weight.
Female 32 years old
 
Diganosed ulcerative colitis November 2007
Present medication- 1X 500mg pentasa in the morrning= 250g pentasa and 1 X250g Asacol every other evening
Diet- Tried raw food diet with 80% raw foods, found some pro's and cons. Started to add more products to keep up weight as mine did not balance. Still eating raw spinage and still am combination eating. No dairy No gluten.  
 
Other medical problems- Born with asthma- no medication taken for this.
dyslexia- found out that many people with learning difficulties also have food sensitivity


fruitgirl
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 6/4/2009 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I lost a lot of weight really quickly. For me, it was because I had severe diarrhea and because my appetite was really down.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa every other night, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


RH_Texas_Gal
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   Posted 6/4/2009 3:05 PM (GMT -6)   
During my last flare in December, I lost 20 pounds in less than two weeks but unfortunately, it crept right back up despite efforts not to ... it seems I am having the opposite problem.

have you had blood work to check for anemia and other mineral and vitamin deficiencies? I had severe anemia and low Vitamin D levels which sort of kept the weight off. Now that they are in check with supplements my doc prescribed, I gained back the weight. It is something to look into if you have not already.

Robz700
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/4/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hellokitty said...
I have lost 7lb it is due to decrease in carbs. Ive never found it easy to put on weight.


Well, I'm going to up my carb and caloric intake and see what that does. At least I'm not alone in with this weight difficulty. Tired of looking like a hat rack. Thanks Kitty.

Robz700

Robz700
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   Posted 6/4/2009 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
RH_Texas_Gal said...
During my last flare in December, I lost 20 pounds in less than two weeks but unfortunately, it crept right back up despite efforts not to ... it seems I am having the opposite problem.

have you had blood work to check for anemia and other mineral and vitamin deficiencies? I had severe anemia and low Vitamin D levels which sort of kept the weight off. Now that they are in check with supplements my doc prescribed, I gained back the weight. It is something to look into if you have not already.


Now that you mention it I haven't had that checked into yet. I did notice in these posts that nutrient deficiencies(especially B12) can be a problem with this condition. I guess I just didn't fully realize how much it would influence weight.

Thanks Texas Gal,
Robz700
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