I am being tested for chrons what type of diet should i try?

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I have been back and forwards to the hospital with more worsening symptoms and have to wait to see a surgical team. Is there any diets or things that help chrons that i can try? As no amount of painkillers arr helping.

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    You could try a low fibre diet, have a google, white breads soft fruits no skins, its a bit bland, but may help.

    I find a hot water bottle helpful for pain.

    Dietician may be able to prescribe a liquid diet, personally i found it too difficult.

    Avoid the brufen they wont help you.

    Hope you find some relief soon.

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      Thanks so much I'm currently trying that kind of diet but avoiding bread too and I don't find its helping. I have tried a hot water bottle too but no success as of yet. Do you have problems with your legs having chrons?

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      Aw right its just i get alot of pain in my legs and numbing of my legs but im not sure whats causing it, wasnt sure if it was a symptom of chrons.
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    Hi Em

    i have small bowel Crohn's. I find small regular meals can help and lower fat in the diet. Everyone is different but usually things like salad, fibre, spice - the obvious cu;prints will irritate. When I'm really unwell it's mostly rice pudding, white toast and baby food I eat! I hope you find your answers very soon..all the best x

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    I've had Crohns for 5 years now and I find that meat an bread are my foods too eat, and I try an stay away from pasta if I'm flaring, I'm still finding some things I can't eat  too. Brown bread is bad for me.  But do t take my advice I what will or won't be good for you! Everyone's different so just be careful an test what's good an bad, what I done an it's working kinda for me. Also I'm not on medication for anythig so I know how your feeling kinda 

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      Im currently on a low fibre and carb diet just now which doesnt seem to be helping and im taking cocodamol.
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    I would suggest getting a food sensitivities test. They aren't expensive and can be ordered without a doctor. My doctor suggested one when my labs were still showing crazy high levels of calprotectin (inflammation), even though I'd been eating GF for six months (the labs had shown high anti-gliadin as well which was why I went GF).

    It turned out that I couldn't eat eggs, bananas, or brown rice which I'd been eating every day! I have a really long list of foods that I have to avoid now(probably around 20-25), but the pain is a thousand times better.

    I used the test from Meridian labs, and did the common panel as well as the extended, it covers over 95 different foods! Everyone has different sensitivities/intolerances, so there's no one set diet that everyone can follow.

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