HoneysBunny - Welcome to HealingWell!
In many cases, UC patients loose weight because of the chronic D. Food just does not stay IN long enough for nutrients to be absorbed. OR they loose weight because they become anorexic - don't eat because it makes them feel bad, makes them run to the restroom too frequently, causes cramping and abdominal pain, etc.
However, you MUST eat while in a flare to provide your body the nutrients that it needs to heal.
Maddi - I agree with those that recommend a visit to the dietician. A review of your diet is in order to make sure you're getting those things you need to heal and to make sure you're at a good weight for you. I find myself eating poorly because those junk food items seem to be easier to break down than the fruits and vegies I should be eating.
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Asacol 12 per day, Azathioprine 75mg, Rowasa and Canasa as needed
Aciphex, Effexor XR, BCP, Rhinocort nasal spray
Forvia and a Probiotic
Osteopenia (hip and spine) from prednisone use. Started Azathioprine because I was steroid dependent.
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