Anyone with Crohns or Colitis?

  • HPgeek934

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    Jan 11, 2012 11:46 PM GMT
    I have crohns and have difficulty gaining weight and muscle. I also havn't found any supplements that work for me.

    Any advice on what you guys do?
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    Jan 12, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    Bumping your thread....

    That gotta be rough....that disease is brutal from what I hear.
  • HPgeek934

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    Jan 12, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
    I'm dealing with it, but is a bitch to find supplements that work for my body, was hoping someone could give input lol
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    Jan 12, 2012 2:01 AM GMT
    can u tolerate peanut butter? protein and caloric. My grandpa had chron's - sucks
  • HPgeek934

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    Jan 12, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    i have peanut butter every day and i loveee chicken lol

    heavy dairy is a big no no thou lol
  • FlypinHigh

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    Feb 13, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    Just stuff your face. Supps are a waste of money. Just get your protein and stuff your face. Avoid irritants and stuff your face.
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    Feb 13, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    Steroids? Just kidding. My boss has severe colitis and I have terrible IBS. Anyway my point is I ask her what her diet consists of and she basically says find something you love that doesn't hurt you and go with it. I find red meat, rice, and anything that is less processed. Some of Rudi's breads have minimal processed ingredients and those are easy on the digestive system. I've heard people recommend the paleo diet for people with digestive issues because it's pretty much all fresh ingredients. But processed foods seems to upset my stomach a lot. Anyway just a few things I've personally found helpful
  • HPgeek934

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    Feb 13, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    thanks for the reply flyp and def!!!
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    Feb 13, 2012 3:14 AM GMT
    you could always switch bodies.icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 13, 2012 3:15 AM GMT
    Sucks that you have Crohns, buddy. If it's any consolation, I think you look great now, so just keep on doing whatever you're doing.
  • HPgeek934

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    Feb 13, 2012 3:16 AM GMT
    thanks, I look good from the front, but its a whole new ball game from the side lol. My arms are tiny and my stomach sticks out. I friggin hate it!
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    Feb 13, 2012 3:18 AM GMT
    Dude, be grateful. Sure, there are little things here and there - but anyone here would agree that you are a beautiful human being. Someone will love those little imperfections. It makes you who you are.
  • HPgeek934

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    Feb 13, 2012 3:19 AM GMT
    thanks dude, i appreciate that
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    Give the paleo diet a try. The food our bodies were designed to digest. You'll thank me soon ;)
  • HPgeek934

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    Feb 13, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    ill look it up! is it terribly expensive/difficult to follow?

  • Feb 13, 2012 3:38 AM GMT
    The most difficult part will be getting over the urge for processed foods that basically poison you. You'll feel amazing once you do. Give it two weeks. Write me to let me know how it works out.
  • HPgeek934

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    Feb 13, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    absolutely. Ill do my research and let u know
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    Mar 20, 2012 7:49 AM GMT
    ...the girl with colitis goes by....
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    Mar 20, 2012 8:37 AM GMT
    How many calories do you eat a day?

    Are you pretty well managed or do you have flareups often? Obviously the obstacle there is being too nauseated to eat regularly.

    I'd avoid supplements because the chemical compounds can be particularly harsh on your GI tract and you may have more sensitivities than most people.
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    Mar 20, 2012 9:33 AM GMT
    I'd find a naturopath or dietician. they'll sort you out.
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    Mar 20, 2012 10:52 AM GMT
    I've got UC. There's some helpful info on this thread.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1921560

    Because Crohn's/Ulcerative Colitis (IBD) is completely different from colitis (IBS), the answers about diet will be completely different as well.

    Good luck!
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    Mar 20, 2012 11:32 AM GMT
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    adam228 saidHow many calories do you eat a day?

    Are you pretty well managed or do you have flareups often? Obviously the obstacle there is being too nauseated to eat regularly.



    Not quite. The obstacle for me is being put on IV and banned from eating or drinking for days or even weeks, depending on the severity of the flare up. That's when I lose the weight. But I gain it all back after recovery.

    Nausea for me is the first sign of a flare-up so I have to be rushed to ER as soon as I feel it.

    But once I recover the nausea is gone.

    Lucky for me I only get flare-ups about once a year, and each flare up has been getting milder than the precedent.

    But you are right about the supplements, my doc told me the same thing about them. I'm only allowed to have vitamins (calcium, iron and multi vitamins).

    I'm also on a low fiber diet, which is not healthy but weight gaining.

    I can have as much dairy products as I want, but oranges and anything citrusy will kill me. We all experience different symptoms and sensitivities to different foods.


    Well, you know your body better than I do but you shouldn't really be losing muscle/fat from that short of not eating. You're shedding water weight (hence why it comes back so easily).

    You are lucky that you don't have nausea during other periods.. my friend has it nearly constantly even when she is not in a flare-up.

    If you can have dairy, and you really want to gain weight.. then whole milk is a great option for fat and muscle gain.

    How many calories a day are you eating? I'm really bad about eating, so I have to use a calorie tracker web app /iphone app (myfitnesspal) and it's helped alot. You should aim for about 2800/calories a day with moderate activity to gain weight

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    Mar 20, 2012 11:34 AM GMT
    huhwhat saidSucks that you have Crohns, buddy. If it's any consolation, I think you look great now, so just keep on doing whatever you're doing.


    +1 good luck and hope some helpful advice is forthcoming
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    Mar 20, 2012 12:12 PM GMT
    Defenseon saidSteroids? Just kidding.


    This. Only not kidding.

    My best straight friend has Crohns... and he's buffer and stronger than I am. He also very seriously watches his diet (sort of Paleo, but not very strict), lifts heavy with me, and cycles various steroid blends.

    I'd recommend a stack of Deca and Test.