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at wit's end
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   Posted 8/18/2007 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone else with UC experience a feeling of fullness after eating a big meal, well bigger than what I am used to. I have been used to eating smaller meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner and ate a bigger than normal lunch today consisting of a fish sandwich and some chips and some soda. And that was around 12:30 and I still fill full. I guess that is good in a way, as I've stayed hungry all the time due to eating way less. And the great thing about it, I was able to eat and not hurt afterwards. My gut is tight with air but I even had ketchup on the sandwich which I have been avoiding anything acidic like that and drank some pepsi and have had no heartburn. I have always been scared of the feeling full symptom as they have always listed it as a symptom of this kind of cancer or that kind of cancer. But when one is used to eating less for every meal and then has a bigger meal they are going to feel full. But the great thing I have avoided today is the catch in my side, so far. It might show up tonight later. Thought it was earlier but it didn't.

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   Posted 8/18/2007 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
You are right At Wit's End, I find that eating too much at once leaves me feeling horrible, so I've really learned to eat small portions so that I don't get the "feel" feeling. I eat about 6-10 meals a day, depending on exercise. After eating, you might want to go for a short walk just to help you digest your food. Hope this helps.

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at wit's end
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   Posted 8/18/2007 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Carol. If I would not constantly sit and worry over everything it would not be as bad. I worry over every little symptom and need to quit as I realize it makes things worse.

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   Posted 8/19/2007 1:57 AM (GMT -6)   

Yes, I can relate.  I agree with Carol, that being vertical after eating like that helps.

Small meals are easier to digest...as well, keeps the digestive tract working more constant and less hard than with only eating large meals less times a day.

The soda is gas....which will <<<expand>>> and cause some symptoms to be exacerbated.

As well, fatty foods take longer to digest.
You might want to consider to purchase some digestive enzymes to take when you eat.

I think most of your symptoms will be from the soda. If you do like to have soda on occasion...pour it in a glass with ice and stir out all the bubbles with a straw.

It should be out by tomorrow.....


*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  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 !!!

Post Edited (quincy) : 8/19/2007 1:06:22 AM (GMT-6)

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