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    Back again with another potential abscess

    I'm not sure how many doctors actually believe it can help. No one ever suggested antibiotics for my first fistula, and I ended up getting a fistulatomy for that one. I was actually surprised when my next Doctor suggested it for my second one. When the antibiotics worked, I was quite frustrated...
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    Back again with another potential abscess

    I think each bottle was a week or so worth of antibiotics. It took two bottles.
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    Back again with another potential abscess

    Yes, I previously had a fistula heal with a couple rounds of antibiotics. I don't remember the specific antibiotics I took, but it took two rounds to heal and have had no problems since a year and a half later.
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    Diagnosed after 40?? Anyone???

    Everything is good now, Thanks. My last fistula was luckily able to be closed up with a heavy round of antibiotics. I have since eliminated my other symptoms as well and my blood/stool tests show I am currently in remission.
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    Diagnosed after 40?? Anyone???

    Oh, also my blood work showed really high Sed Rate and CRP at that time. I only mention it because you said your bloodwork was fine. Mine revealed clear signals of inflammation, but I know there are people with Crohns who do not show elevated levels in their blood.
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    Diagnosed after 40?? Anyone???

    My first thing that happened was the development of a fistula. It became infected and I eventually had a fistulotomy to fix it. The healing process didn't go smoothly. The surgeon kept telling me "these things just happen" and there wasn't anything I did to cause it. That fistula was an on/off...
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    Diagnosed after 40?? Anyone???

    I started experiencing symptoms around 37 and diagnosed at 41.
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    Why Don't GI Doctors Take The Role Of Diet Seriously?

    Yikes! Did your friend have Crohn's or was this just an unrelated incident? Is it just peanuts or all nuts? It seems they all have the same general consistency (and I am careful to masticate as much as possible when eating them),
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    Why Don't GI Doctors Take The Role Of Diet Seriously?

    I love grains, but I've had a fistula before and certainly don't want to reaggravate it. Do you know what makes grains more susceptible to getting stuck as opposed to anything else in the fecal stream?
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    Why Don't GI Doctors Take The Role Of Diet Seriously?

    Thank you for sharing that. I'm very happy to hear that you've been doing well and it's very interesting that we're both doing such similar diets. I also see filtered water as extremely important. I'm currently a teacher and only drink filtered water brought from home (I have not had any outside...
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    Why Don't GI Doctors Take The Role Of Diet Seriously?

    Cool. What's your current diet? Are you in remission or using diet for management?
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    Why Don't GI Doctors Take The Role Of Diet Seriously?

    Thanks, CMack! I'm in month two now and food reintroduction is going well (so far). But I'm taking it really slow (one new item per week). So far I've been able to re-add these foods on top of my previously listed diet plan foods without any issues: peas, leafy greens, potatoes, pure nut...
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    Does diet really help?

    Do you induce remission via diet? If so, what is your diet plan? Do you have certain foods you know are triggers for relapse? Just curious.
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    Need Advice

    Most doctors will say that diet has nothing to do with it, but I have had excellent results from dietary changes. Since foods can trigger symptoms, it makes sense that if the symptoms were suppressed by meds - and potential triggers were not eliminated from the diet - that the symptoms would...
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    Why Don't GI Doctors Take The Role Of Diet Seriously?

    Thank you, Jo-mom. I have thought about adding nut butters as well. I was hesitant about doing it yet because of the added oils. But perhaps there are pure nut butters out there. Just looking to keep oil intake to a minimum for awhile. Yes, I have been supplementing Zinc with the Copper. Even...
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    Why Don't GI Doctors Take The Role Of Diet Seriously?

    UPDATE: Based on the discussion here, I decided to get the Calprotectin test (as well as some further blood tests) as an extra measure before getting too excited about my results. Well, I am happy to report that my CP result was a <15.6 (I've attached an image for proof). So, all my previous...
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    What do you suggest?

    Oh, also... some great anti-inflammatory spices with research behind them include turmeric, cloves, and ginger. I include them in some form everyday (ground cloves taste better paired with cinnamon in the smoothies, imo). I also put Amla powder in my smoothies, but blueberries have the same...
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    What do you suggest?

    I haven't seen research that suggests blending will make you hungrier faster. In fact, there is research out there suggesting it could make one feel fuller longer: https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/142/7/1253/4630811 Some people tolerate certain oils better than others with Crohn's. I think...
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    What do you suggest?

    What does your normal diet look like? I personally question how much taking "tablets" of things will help heal Crohn ulcers. I mean, most probably won't hurt, but if some thing(s) in your diet has led you down this road, this sounds like an attempt at a "quick fix". Without making necessary...
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    What do you suggest?

    There is some research out there connecting yeast with Crohn's, though the relationship isn't exactly clear yet (or at least I've only see correlations, not exact causation up to this point). There's a lot to read on the subject...
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