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helitackemt
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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 11/18/2007 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
We're always talking about what foods to avoid and which are found to be safe.  I'm looking for meal ideas to keep this isolated diet interesting.  For example there are only so many ways I can eat eggs for breakfast.  I do have the SCD: Breaking the vicious cycle book so I have a cook book but I was looking more for meal ideas from all of you.  Any recipes you want to share, I would love to hear them!
  • 24 yo male -    Firefighter/EMT   - UC since 2002 
  • 175 mg Imuran
  • 30 mg, 25 mg, 20 mg, 15 mg, 10 mg5 mg, 0 mg prednisone!!!
  • iron, multi Vitamin, fish oil, probiotic
  • L-glutamine, Benefibre, SCD Yogurt
  • Entocort Enemas

 


jujub
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   Posted 11/18/2007 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I tend to eat strange things. When I was bleeding so much, I craved red meat, which I usually don't eat more than about once a week. I also wanted a hot breakfast, but couldn't eat most cereals and didn't want all the cholesterol from the eggs (or to take the time to cook them.) I started eating soup, and that's what I eat most mornings still. I try to keep home-made soup in the freezer, but sometimes I buy it if I run out.

I can't advise you within the SCD, because I'm not familiar with the restrictions of that diet. If your goal is only to get some fuel in your body, how about a protein drink? Or in the Netherlands a normal breakfast is some kind of fish, cheese and bread. I've found that thinking outside the box helps my variety.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade. Completely off steroids for more than a year now! In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 
Now tapering Azathioprine, please pray for me.
 
"If you spend your time second-guessing your past decisions, you'll never have time to enjoy today."


JenniD
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   Posted 11/18/2007 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   

To Judilyn:

 

How are you tapering off of azathioprine and what were you told the side effects or problems might be by going off of it?

I have been taking 100 mg for the past 2 weeks and have decided on my own that I do not want to take it.  I absolutely do not like any of the things I have read about it!!!!  Just this morning I took 75mg.  I am developing mouth sores already and will get my first blood test Monday to check and see if my bone marrow count is holding up.

I too would like some ideas of meals/food that I can fix that I will be able to handle.


potty girl
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   Posted 11/18/2007 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
my family thinks Im crazy because I eat baked fish and scrambled eggs together. I like it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Rona

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,
potassium.


pb4
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   Posted 11/18/2007 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's a good chicken recipe...

boneless and skinless chicken breasts cut into small/bit-sized peices put into a baking dish with extra virgine olive oil well covered with it, add rosemary and lemon zest as well as garlic, bake it uncovered for about 40 min or until chicken is basically done (no longer pink inside) then about 10 min before pulling it out of the oven, add the juice from the zested lemon and if you like, a little white wine, bake for aprox 10 minutes more, if there's not very much EVOO in the bottom of the dish then add more when you add the lemon juice and wine (carefully stir all this around so it distributes evenly)...this will give a nice sauce to put over rice that you make along side of this dish, or potatoes, it also makes an excellent bread dipping sauce.


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jujub
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   Posted 11/18/2007 2:20 PM (GMT -7)   
JenniD, I've been on 150. On my doctor's suggestion, I'm now decreasing the dosage by 1/3 every three months. I'm going very slowly because this remission was hard-won, and I don't want to lose it. I'm on Remicade, and my doctor is offering all of his Remi patients the option of getting off the Azathioprine because of a new warning that the combination of Remi and Aza may increase the chances of certain kinds of cancer.

If I crash as I reduce it, I'll go back on. I'll take the slightly increased risk of cancer over a miserable life that isn't worth living any day. I was so sick for years that no one could believe I was still working. I managed it by going to work and then coming home and doing nothing but rest so I could go back to work the next day. My life consisted of work and rest, and sometimes just rest if I couldn't make it to work. For me, the odds of cancer are an acceptible risk compared to going back to that life.

If you want to stop the med, talk to your doctor about how to do it safely. It's your right not to take it, and I feel sure (s)he'll tell you how to do it safely, albeit recommending you not stop it.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade. Completely off steroids for more than a year now! In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 
Now tapering Azathioprine, please pray for me.
 
"If you spend your time second-guessing your past decisions, you'll never have time to enjoy today."


Mildewval
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Date Joined Dec 2004
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   Posted 11/18/2007 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Judilyn- I just went off Aza. My doc told me to just stop taking it, that there was no reason to taper. He said that the drug works in the bone marrow so it is not metabolized like other drugs. So when you go off of it the drug won't be out of your system for 3 or more months. It is interesting that our docs tell us such different things. It would be so much better if they were consistent.
Pancolitis since October 2004
Currently experiencing symptoms- blood and mild pain. Have started ANOTHER round of enemas.
My drugs of choice: Asacol 2-3 times a day (if I remember), Imuran, Canasa suppositories every other day, probiotics, fish oil, Iron, multi-vitamin
My other therapies of choice: Yoga, walking, my animals, and whining.


jujub
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   Posted 11/18/2007 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Actually, my doc said I could do it either way. I'm erring on the side of caution because I don't want to crash and burn.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
 
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade. Completely off steroids for more than a year now! In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
 
Now tapering Azathioprine, please pray for me.
 
"If you spend your time second-guessing your past decisions, you'll never have time to enjoy today."


Mildewval
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Total Posts : 1229
   Posted 11/18/2007 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
that makes sense. Let us know how it works out. I'll keep you up to date on how it goes for me. We can compare outcomes and maybe see what works better.
Pancolitis since October 2004
Currently experiencing symptoms- blood and mild pain. Have started ANOTHER round of enemas.
My drugs of choice: Asacol 2-3 times a day (if I remember), Imuran, Canasa suppositories every other day, probiotics, fish oil, Iron, multi-vitamin
My other therapies of choice: Yoga, walking, my animals, and whining.


princesa
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 2198
   Posted 11/18/2007 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
You may want to check out Mercola's book The No Grain Diet. There are several good recipes in there. There's also a good SCD recipe Web site, if you haven't found it already:

http://www.scdrecipe.com/


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine, back on a pred taper for first flare in years. Down to 10 mg and feeling much better.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal.
 
 

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