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gstewart88

Member Since 13 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 21 2012 04:14 PM
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In Topic: Stressing Over Pillcam Results

13 October 2012 - 08:56 PM

Crohns disease can absolutely affect your small intestine. It is most commonly seen in the large intestine (30-50%) of cases but you can have crohns anywhere from your mouth to your anus.
I have crohns in my colon and just had some biopsies for coeliac as well. I am also scheduled for a pill cam in a month or so.
Many people with crohns disease find a change in diet helps their symptoms - even though Drs will swear black and blue that it won't help.

Don't be too freaked out with Crohns, there are lots of medications that can help! If you think you react to gluten then stop eating it and see if it helps :)

Hope that helps.

In Topic: Crohn's Disease And Gluten-Free Diets

13 October 2012 - 08:40 PM

I was diagnosed with Crohns disease last year after colonoscopy with biopsies. I only have a mild case and the medication does help, but I still have alot of other symptoms and I am convinced that changing my diet is the answer.
I can't handle whole grains, corn, popcorn, too much milk, caffeine and a variety of other foods. I still get daily nausea and stomach pain. I know alot of other people who suffer from Crohns disease have very restricted diets but it is mostly trial and error to avoid things that set them off, not just a simple Dr recommended diet.

Incidently, I have just had an endoscopy to test for concurrent coeliacs but I haven't got the biopsy results back yet.
I also plan to visit a dietitian who specialises in IBD/coeliac type diseases so hopefully I will get some results.