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I’m excited to start my first Whole30 next week, but I’m really nervous too. I’ve had Crohn’s Disease for 29 years, and had a total colectomy with a j- pouch for over 20 years. While my digestive symptoms have been in remission for several years thanks to Remicaid, I’ve recently been experiencing inflammation in my joints and my thyroid and my eczema has been flaring. On top of that, I feel like my eating is out of control...too much sugar, too many carbs and too often reaching for the wrong thing for a snack. Whole30 sounds like what I need to take back control and hopefully calm down the inflammation. My concern is digestive issues while on the program. I’d love to hear from other CD patients if you have any tips to share.
I’m hoping someone can share their experience with me. I have endless layers of health isssues and have given up on Drs. It started with food intolerances to finding out I had a form of IBD then layered that with sibo and then sibo I couldn’t conquer due to a layer of toxic mold illness. I’ve lived about 90% dairy and gluten free for many years now and just this past year went grain free as best as I could. (I would say a 100% but I’m not perfect). However I’ve also relied on elemental drinks to help kill off sibo and heal my gut. The main ingredient is dextrose. It’s not absorbed by the small intestine so it helps keep you alive while your body kills the sibo. So with that said my body loves dextrose. I feel incredible when I live solely on physician’s elemental diet. So I know I have a sugar addiction even though outside of the ed diet I really only consumed honey or fruit. I did go a little wild this holiday! I will admit. Anyways I struggle with eating and finding what I can eat without getting hives, having my stomach turn into a giant beach ball, or having massive right side pain. So that’s my background. I decided I would just take on whole30 to help my body learn how to handle food but I’m beyond sick. The only other time I felt like this was 14 years ago when I was pregnant and I ended up in the ER on fluids. I had chronic morning sickness. I’M NOT PREGNANT, NOT POSSIBLE! ☺️ A few days ago I couldn’t even get out of bed. I feel like throwing up. I have about 6-8 bowel movements a day. I thought maybe I had the flu but I don’t. A cold has come and gone through our house. I do have some sinus congestion still. Nothing sounds good except oven roasted potatoes or some soup. Is this normal? Or is something wrong with me? I’m worried. But I told myself after thousands of dollars worth of medical bills this last year and Drs who could never help me but keep finding things wrong I was going to try this in my own. Is anyone else this sick on day 10? Is it’s because of all my health issues? I don’t want to give up at all. Looking to see if this is common???
Anyone got any experience doing Whole30 with Crohns/colitis or any other digestive disorder? I've had some success already going grain and legume free and giving up alcohol. But I'm still on quite a few medications, although I am no longer on steroids and am tapering off 2 of my meds. I have a colon stricture and I take miralax every day at the moment, otherwise I get blocked up and it's very painful. It's got much worse over xmas when I haven't eaten as well and had some foods that don't agree with me, so I'm hoping that the Whole30 will get me going on clean eating again. I'm interested to see what stopping dairy and sugar will do as well. Any other Crohnies out there with Whole30 success to report?
Hello! I've suffered from Chrohn's disease since I was a teenager. Currently my symptoms are under control thanks to Remicade and I only have some minor inflammation in my colon. I am planning on starting Whole 30 on Monday and am not sure if I should follow the auto immune protocol or not. My Chrohn's symptoms aren't very active and I am lucky that I don't have issues with many foods as long as I don't go too crazy with raw fruits, veggies and beans. Since night shades are my go to and favorite veggies I typically eat it seems a bit daunting to cut them out. I'm having trouble coming up with breakfast ideas that don't include eggs or night shades. I also have a very long commute (2 + hrs) so cooking breakfast in the morning is out of the question. In the past I've relied on smoothies with whey protein since they are quick easy and portable. Any suggestions on breakfast ideas that can be prepared in advance or enjoyed on the go?? Thanks for the support!