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Matt Lawson 01-05-2009 06:38 AM

Increasing Appetite
 
Once upon a time I had a pretty killer appetite. I could eat what I put on my plate with no trouble. Recently though, I had to have a colonoscopy and a lower GI follow. These had similar pre-procedure torture routines that my doc called “prep”.

Since those oh so fun procedures I have had NO APPETITE! I eat, on average, one meal a day, perhaps a second if have lifted. Are there any tricks to getting back in the ole Big Texan chair or do I just need to shut up and keep the fork in hand?

Mike ODonnell 01-05-2009 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Matt Lawson (Post 47010)
Once upon a time I had a pretty killer appetite. I could eat what I put on my plate with no trouble. Recently though, I had to have a colonoscopy and a lower GI follow. These had similar pre-procedure torture routines that my doc called “prep”.

Since those oh so fun procedures I have had NO APPETITE! I eat, on average, one meal a day, perhaps a second if have lifted. Are there any tricks to getting back in the ole Big Texan chair or do I just need to shut up and keep the fork in hand?

Maybe it's the body's way of saying it doesn't want a ton of food right now....dunno.....try a high carb/calorie meal one night....see if that doesn't help reset the hunger mechanisms on the next day.

Matt Lawson 01-05-2009 09:37 AM

Will do.
Once again, thanks MOD.

Garrett Smith 01-05-2009 09:57 AM

If you haven't done them already, a solid dose of probiotics would be a very good idea.

I've heard of quite a few issues after both upper and lower GI scopes. Yours would be on the "mild" side.

Was the scope for an active GI problem? Or simply a check-up?

Matt Lawson 01-05-2009 11:07 AM

I'm a Crohn's Patient, but the tests were just a checkup. I've been popping Acidophilus and the fungus drink from the health food store (which i am now tragically addicted to) for 2 days. Would you suggest a different approach?

By the way, not to get into a medical history, but I was diagnosed in 2001. I have had 2 operable flare ups, and have been on prednisone about 7 times, basically, a flare up every 10 months. Since implementing a paleo/zone lifestyle at, ill say, 90% dedication, i have had no flare ups what so ever.

-Matt

Allen Yeh 01-05-2009 11:25 AM

I've read something in relation to IF being of benefit for people with Crohn's. Maybe something to look into.

Matt Lawson 01-05-2009 11:40 AM

MOD made me into a convert long ago. I IF 1 to 5 days a week. Well, its more fasting from dinner till about 1pm.

Garrett Smith 01-05-2009 12:24 PM

If you're only doing an acidophilus-based probiotic, I'd get something else, with as many strains as possible.

Nice job on the diet. If you aren't having flare-ups since changing your diet, you may want to speak to your gastro doc about how often you really need to do these scopes, since they obviously affect you negatively.

Matt Lawson 01-05-2009 12:44 PM

The scopes are a once every 3 year thing starting now (at 26).

I did speak to my doc about dropping the imune blockers though. Azathioprine is nasty. He wants me to start Remicade, or some variant there of, I'd rather have a voluntary resegment as a preventative rather than be on that evil effin drug for the rest of my life.

-Matt

Garrett Smith 01-05-2009 01:44 PM

You may want to look for a practitioner who believes in strengthening your system rather than suppressing it. If you want help finding a good ND in your area, I'd be happy to help as much as I can.


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