I have noticed a bit of a weird pattern in my eating recently that's got me really confused and was wondering if anyone else had noticed similar symptoms?
I have been in remission since about
July of this year after a 2 year long flare. (YAY) This is currently being controlled by 125mg of Azathioprine daily and 800mg of Mesalazine - 3 times a day. I have only really been taking the mesalazine once a day due to pure lazyness on my part (bad i know)
The thing is, whilst I was flaring I was on & off the steroids for almost 6months, which meant I gained alot of weight and developed a good healthy appetite. Since I have been off the steroids the weight has pretty much stayed on and the overall water retention/bloating has slowly faded away as expected.
But I have noticed that although I get quite hungry when it comes to actually eating I feel full after a couple of mouthfuls. I am definately not eating enough and sometimes go through the day with very little food. My stomach is rumbling and i FEEL the hunger but when it comes to eating I just can't stomach it! Its almost as though my stomach has shrunk
Quite often I feel nauseous aswell. I can't pinpoint what is causing this change and the worry is making me more depressed so i lose my appetite even more
I really don't want to lose all the weight that I have just managed to put on (i'm quite petite)
Does anyone have any suggestions what could be causing this? Or if you have experienced the same symptoms??
Status: NO FLARE!!! After almost 2 years!!! :)
- 24 yr old female diagnosed January 2004 with UC - Left side
- Asacol 6 daily
- Azathioprine - 125mg
- Back on the Aloe Vera Gel
- Vitamins - Ferrous Sulphate for mild Anaemia
- Calci-chew (2 a day)
Currently trying the "Natural Yoghurt breakfast" (my dad swears by it for IBD's) Seems to be working so far :)