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Old 01-05-2009, 06:38 AM   #1
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Default 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?
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:28 AM   #2
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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.
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Will do.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:57 AM   #4
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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?
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:07 AM   #5
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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.

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I've read something in relation to IF being of benefit for people with Crohn's. Maybe something to look into.
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:40 AM   #7
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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.
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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.
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Old 01-05-2009, 12:44 PM   #9
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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.

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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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