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birdiem
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   Posted 9/13/2007 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
so although my i have always been skinny, i notice that my eight has been fluxuating by about ten pounds. it has gone up since i started staking the forvia--(which i am fine with)--but i would like to know WHY it is happening. has anyone else had this situation?
~katie
katie
22
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery

VSL #3
Amitriptyline to slow gastric emptying
Forvia


Red_34
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   Posted 9/14/2007 2:42 AM (GMT -7)   
It could be that your body is finally absorbing the calories it needs. When I flare, I lose weight rapidly and I have to force myself to eat to keep the weight on even though it hurts terribly. But when I'm in remission and not going to the bathroom several times a day, then I am more able to retain what I eat and keep the nutrients and calories. Plus too, when you are flaring, your body is in hypermode. It depends on the individual but some people digest food at a super high rate, not allowing the body to absorb the nutrients as easily. Most normal peoples transit time is 24-48 hours, for me it's 8-12 hours (I did a food experiment once - ate some corn to see how fast it goes thru my system) but of course transit time also depends on the foods we eat. Like meats take longer to digest and the transit time is longer then lets say a really cooked vegetable or liquids. Are you actively flaring right now or are you doing better?

Oh and I forgot to mention that if you have rapid weight loss or gain in a day, it could be water retention.
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birdiem
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   Posted 9/14/2007 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
the strange thing is that i am flaring (yuck), but i am also taking forvia and i am wondering if that is helping me retain nutrients...
katie
22
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery

VSL #3
Amitriptyline to slow gastric emptying
Forvia


Red_34
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   Posted 9/14/2007 5:34 AM (GMT -7)   
How long have you been on Forvia? Do you take 2 or 1? I don't think that the Forvia can cause weight gain because it's just a vitamin. But if it's making you feel better then hey keep at it! :)
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Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
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kazygirl
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   Posted 9/15/2007 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
i've lost heaps of weight since this last flare up. went from 145lbs to 108lbs. i now, 8 months later, fluctuate between 108 and 110 lbs. i can now eat a lot more but it doesnt stick. even prednisone wont give me weight gain.
i was on sustagen for awhile to give me my nutrients as i was flushing them all down the toilet =)

please let me know how forvia works for you. i am interested in trying it.
have you seen results? do you feel better?

Red_34
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   Posted 9/15/2007 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Kazygirl, I have been on Forvia for about a year or so and I can honestly say that this vitamin has done wonders for my overall wellbeing. I was on multivitamins in the past but I always felt icky like I didn't have no energy and that run down feeling. After being on Forvia for about 3 months I realized that icky feeling was gone. When I started it I was flaring and on 2 a day but now that I'm feeling better I don't need the 2 anymore just 1. I absolutely love Forvia! It didn't cause any weight gain for me but that's ok, just the fact that it made me feel better is worth it.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal, Canasa, 6mp, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
PLEASE HELP HEALINGWELL CONTINUE TO HELP OTHERS BY CLICKING HERE: DONATE
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birdiem
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   Posted 9/15/2007 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
i haven't noticed much difference but i have only been on it for about a month. so fingers crossed....
katie
22
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery

VSL #3
Amitriptyline to slow gastric emptying
Forvia

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