Crohns and gastric bypass

I had a gastric bypass in 2001 and have had nothing but complications and endless abdominal pain so debilitating I cannot even work and most days I cannot eat or drink liquid due to the pain...not to mention the one too many hospital stays. I was just diagnosed with both Crohns and Celiac. Apparently, the staples in the intestine made the Crohns come to life where before it was dormant. Has anyone else had weight-loss surgery and also suffers from Crohns??? SInce I have intolerances to so many foods anyway cause of my gastric bypass and now Celiac, I am wondering what foods to absolutely avoid at all costs.

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Gastric Bypass and Crohns
by: Mary

Hi there! I was sorry to hear of all your complications and intolerences-that must be very difficult. I had an open Ru-en-y Gastric Bypass in 1998 (age 25) and have just been diagnosed with Crohn's this week (age 37). I am going to get a Celiac test as well. My surgery was complication free and successful with sustained weight loss of 150 lbs 12 years post-op. How long ago did you have your surgery? I have issues with high fat foods and sugar, simple carbs, etc. I cut ALL sugar out of my diet and that has helped tremendously. I drink NOTHING with calories or bubbles. No fruit juices (though I do eat lots of fresh whole fruits and veggies). Those things have helped me TONS through the last 12 years. I am only just learning about Crohns and don't know how it will affect my life. I have had diarrhea for 7 years, but always chalked it up to having had the bypass. Dr said that's not normal and decided to test me for Crohns-TERRIBLY painful colonoscopy, biopsies and some other tests to confirm Crohns. I wish I could be of more help to you-we can maybe help support each other in the future:)

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