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   Posted 11/12/2009 4:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone!!!
Sorry I haven't posted on the forum in awhile. I am trying to lose some weight (an ongoing battle) while handling my ulcerative colitis and ibs. As of right now, I feel pretty good since I had my last Remicade treatment last week. Now, I am having trouble with breakfast choices. Since I am a teacher, I eat very early in the morning (usually after 6am). Lately, I've been eating bagels or oatmeal. If I have oatmeal everyday, it kills my UC. I have it 2-3 times a week. My nutritionist recommended that I have egg whites with spinach or another vegetable with a little olive oil. I cannot have it that early. I get so nauseous since I take my medication with my meals. Any suggestions as to what else I could have???? Thanks in advance. :)
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   Posted 11/12/2009 5:02 AM (GMT -7)   
 - whole wheat toast w/ peanut butter (or any nut butter)
 - yogurt w/ chopped nuts/dried or fresh fruit/granola
 - low sugar cereal
 - fruit and yogurt smoothie
good luck w/ your weightloss, heather!!
- spinach/Sunflower seed diet - started 12/1/08
- daily multivitamin, fish oil pill, probiotic; ocassionally - turmeric, aloe vera juice.
- currently in remission!

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   Posted 11/12/2009 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   

I don't know what you can tolerate as far as your stomach goes, but I like these things for breakfast:

*Whole grain english muffin with peanut butter
*A piece of fresh fruit with almonds or walnuts (for the Omega-3s)

Good luck!
*Amy, 32, dx with idiopathic colitis July 2009, confirmed UC Sept 2009

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   Posted 11/12/2009 5:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I get nauseas too if I eat to early in the morning but I found that peanut butter toast is the only thing I can eat that agrees with both my Uc and my acid reflux (which is why I get nauseas).
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   Posted 11/12/2009 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I have found many gluten free items for breakfast.All different types of muffins[i like choc.chip],bagels,and cereals.I'm in a flare and i'm trying everything to help the meds work.I live in New York and Trader Joes and Stop n Shop have a great selection of items for every meal,snacks also-GOOD LUCK.

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   Posted 11/12/2009 6:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Larabars are great whole food quick items.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
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   Posted 11/12/2009 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
     I cannot tolerate fiber while flaring so I eat rice krispies with Silk (no milk while in a flare), I put 1T of Red Mill ground flaxseed MEAL on top with half a banana and some honey to sweeten.  I also can eat soft boiled eggs with one piece of white toast.  Happy Eating!
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Slowly coming out of flare.  Meds: Colazal (6 per day), prednisone 10 mgm and tapering weekly, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning, Benicar 20 mg for BP, flaxseed oil 3 x a day, fishoil 2 x a day, probiotic 3 x a day, calcium with D 1x a day and multivitamin.
Doctor had me on 100 mgm of 6MP which drastically lowered my white count.  Now off the 6MP pending results of repeat white count. UGH.

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   Posted 11/12/2009 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
A cup of high quality plain yogurt with 1/4cup diced canned peaches. Plain rice cakes.

dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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   Posted 11/12/2009 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I found when I was flaring I could tolerate scrambled eggs. I also could tolerate fried potatoes fried really well in olive oil. Of course I normally only eat breakfast on the weekends. I also love grapenuts cereal.
39 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
*** remission:  attained through diet ( spinach/sunflower seed ) and Lialda. 

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   Posted 11/12/2009 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh... also another idea... make a batch of pancakes ( or in my case corn meal cakes. ) make a big batch when ya have time and freeze them. Make small ones to help your nausea. You can freeze them and nuke them or pop them in the toaster. Top the cakes with regular old syrup or Jelly. I actually like peanut butter on my corn cakes.
39 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
*** remission:  attained through diet ( spinach/sunflower seed ) and Lialda. 

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   Posted 11/12/2009 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a lot of nausea when flaring and i had twice a week to wake up at 5 for work. I understand that you aint feeling for a nice breakfest. My trick is to listen to your body and if you arent hungry either dont eat or take a small amount and finish the rest of your breakfest later. You can take a soy milk-honey-banana smoothie and maybe take your toasts later? Or take only one toast and a soy millk beverage around 10 or at your break. Or what you can do to be more hungry is to eat earlier the evening before. LIsten to your body signals and good luck!

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   Posted 11/12/2009 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
You didn't say whether or not you have lactose issues. I do well with lactose-free milk & Cheerios with blueberries in AM. I can also tolerate 5-minute oatmeal (no additives), oat bran hot cereal, & plain spoonsize shredded wheat. During flares: Pillsbury farina, puffed wheat or rice cold cereal. My 1st gastro advised me yrs back to avoid bananas at breakfast because the serotonin they contain can cause nausea, which I was indeed getting back then; that solved my problem. I can also deal with low-fiber toast with pure jam. Essentially I have to avoid high salt & sugar + oil at breakfast to keep the gut happy, but can tolerate some fiber. Also limit o.j. to 4 oz. It takes trial/error to arrive at what works, keeping basic nutritional needs in mind. / Old Hat (30 yrs with left-sided UC ... [etc.])

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   Posted 11/12/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Actually I have been waking up with nausea - or just queasy - for years - before UC.  The only thing that stops it is white bread and peanut butter.  I eat the natural - right now Skippy!  I feel tons better after.


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Allergic to all mesalamines including rectal meds, etc. 
Prednisone for about 4 months - tried 6 MP with no help.
Rectal meds only made bleeding, etc. worse. 
No prescriptions as of yesterday!  Hoping for best and possibly adding other supplements. Now treating only with Imodium and Pepto Bismal and below....
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   Posted 11/12/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm with kops2da-sometimes I just can't eat that early, and this has been happening since at least high school.

I usually eat in my car on the way to work (yay hour and a half drive). I usually go for a clif bar or luna bar, or a banana with a breakfast cookie or muffin (homemade). Occasionally I'll treat myself and get a bagel or egg sandwich. I miss my cereal like whoa during the week, though.
22, female, diagnosed 3/6/2009, symptoms for 2 years beforehand
Mild ulcerative colitis from rectum to mid transverse colon
Currently in remission
Currently on asacol 3x3 daily and eating lots of yogurt. Calcium and D pills and probiotic pills when I remember.
Things that help: probiotics, omega 3's, oral 5-ASAs, low fiber when flaring, soluble fiber, low saturated fat diet
Things that hurt: insoluble fiber, fried or spicy food, caffeine, alcohol, rectal meds when not flaring

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   Posted 11/12/2009 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Ew spinach and egg whites for breakfast? Nasty lol. I've always found Rice Krispies to be a good choice. Even now I have a bowl of rice krispies, a cup of vanilla Activia, and a glass of juice (preferably Simply Apple or orange).

Oh, sometimes I have Odwalla bars for breakfast with a glass of juice, that keeps me full for a long time, but if you can't tolerate fiber, I dunno. It might also be a good snack or lunch choice to help you lose weight =)

19yr old female diagnosed with UC (mod-sev pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15
125mg Azathioprine 1xday
2000mg Fish Oil 1xday (out) / 500mg Turmeric 3xday /
450mg Boswellia 2xday / 400IU Vitamin E 1xday /
2 Fiber Choice tabs 1xday / Depo for birth control
Arthritis in both knees
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome

Post Edited (ElephantPipe) : 11/12/2009 6:37:16 PM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 11/12/2009 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't eat breakfast myself, but mid day I will eat oatmeal (the kind you have to cook, not the overly processed kind of course) or fresh fruit smoothies made with yogurt and pure juice (orange or pineapple) not any kind that has added sugar or added anything.

bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
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   Posted Yesterday 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all of your ideas! I am going to try the cereal route again. I know my nutrionist told me that I have to have some form of protein in the morning. The problem is egg whites with a vegetable and olive oil helps my UC, doesn;t give me gas, but does give me nausea for at least an hour. I guess I have to shop around! :(
Colazal 750 mg 3x3 daily
6-MP 50 mg (2) daily
Miralax-when needed
Rowasa-when needed
Been diagnosed with UC for 5 years

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   Posted Yesterday 9:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I like the idea of almond butter with whole wheat toast. Sounds like a good idea for some days. I will try it out this weekend.
Colazal 750 mg 3x3 daily
6-MP 50 mg (2) daily
Miralax-when needed
Rowasa-when needed
Been diagnosed with UC for 5 years

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   Posted Yesterday 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Honey on wheat toast would be an excellent alternative (so long as you don't have any bee allergies of course) honey has many many health benefits, if you're interested you should google honey.


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   Posted Yesterday 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Scrambled eggs, almond flour bread, gluten-free waffles topped with different natural flavored applesauces, organic deli turkey and ham, rice chips, cinnamon pecans, gluten-free breakfast bars, canned peaches or pears.
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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   Posted Yesterday 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
boiled egg to your liking (I like a 4 minute extra large or jumbo egg), toast and beverage.
Lasts me for up to 7 hours if necessary.

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