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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 6/30/2009 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been a long time reader, but rarely post.  I have had colitis for about 5 years now, ben on all the 5-ASA's.  Currently on Lialda, and 40 of pred for about 2 months now.  I just got approved for remacade treatments, should start next week.  In the beginning of may, I got c-diff, and was on flagyl first, then vanco. My problem is, is that every time I flare, I tend to loose weight.  When I graduated from college (93) I weighed 165, then for several years before I was diagnosed I was at 155.  Since this last flare I have probably lost 15 more pounds, I currently weigh about 122.  Those boost/ensure drinks are ok, but not real thrilled with the taste.  Anyone else have trouble keeping weight on, or even gaining weight?  Any suggestions would be helpful.

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 748
   Posted 6/30/2009 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jeff!  There was recently another post about this very thing.  I wish I were in the same boat, but alas, it is hard for me to lose weight (unless I am flaring, but I am grateful not to be).
Here is the link for the similar thread...
34 years old, stay at home mom of 2 girls, ages almost 4 and 2.5
Diagnosed in 2007
Currently on:
Asacol 6pills/day
Biweekly injections for Humira clinical trial-going well so far!!
Off of canasa because of severe joint pain (side effect)

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 7/1/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Try a diet high in protein and healthy fats. Choose protein shake or meal replacement shake mixes - the kind body builders use - instead of Boost and Ensure, which are high in sugars and unhealthy fats. Eat smaller, more frequent meals. Begin a program of heavy weight training with free weights, compound lifts. Eliminate or reduce cardio, which burns off the weight you're trying to gain.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips. Scope on 6/22 showed no inflammation at all.
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine. Probiotics, vitamin D, fiber supplement and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and l-glutamine for gut healing. Mostly grain-free and dairy-free low carb diet.

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