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06-24-2017, 08:34 PM   #1
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Dislike red meat. Is it crohns?

I've developed a general dislike of red meats. I used to love a good steak, but now I'll order chicken any day instead. I'm not sure if this is related to my CD or just a personal preference change. I'm on Remicade and Imuran. Anyone else experience this?

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06-24-2017, 08:39 PM   #2
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I have a hard time digesting steak

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06-25-2017, 07:29 AM   #3
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When diagnosed I was vegetarian and red meat in particular really turned my stomach, but so did anything overly sweet like chocolate and desserts.

I do eat some chicken and fish now to combat the anaemia but I still can't bring myself to eat red meat. I do enjoy sweet stuff now and again whereas before even the thought gave me horrendous nausea.

I don't know if this evolves over time with treatment/the location of disease activity? It's an interesting one. Do you see a dietitian at all? That was very helpful for me.

Best of luck!
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06-25-2017, 08:22 AM   #4
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When diagnosed I was vegetarian and red meat in particular really turned my stomach, but so did anything overly sweet like chocolate and desserts.

I do eat some chicken and fish now to combat the anaemia but I still can't bring myself to eat red meat. I do enjoy sweet stuff now and again whereas before even the thought gave me horrendous nausea.

I don't know if this evolves over time with treatment/the location of disease activity? It's an interesting one. Do you see a dietitian at all? That was very helpful for me.

Best of luck!
I do not. Hm that's weird, I used to be a sugar addict lol. I constantly ate sweets and used tons of sugar. But now I can barely stand sweets. I've gotten a little better with it, but I still can't bring myself to drink sweet tea. It's really weird to like unsweet tea especially since I live in the south.
06-25-2017, 08:27 AM   #5
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I do not. Hm that's weird, I used to be a sugar addict lol. I constantly ate sweets and used tons of sugar. But now I can barely stand sweets. I've gotten a little better with it, but I still can't bring myself to drink sweet tea. It's really weird to like unsweet tea especially since I live in the south.


It's definitely got better for me with treatment, is your Crohn's well controlled?
06-25-2017, 10:04 AM   #6
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Red meat I avoid completely unless its ground, and I have to keep the portions small or it overwhelms my system.
06-25-2017, 11:59 AM   #7
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As far as i recall it contains a high amount of preformed arachidonic acid, which is a precursor to inflammatory compounds in the body. See it could enhance inflammatory response. Also meat in general isn't too great for a microbiome in a dysbiotic state, IBD patients have profound imbalance of good to bad bacteria in our intestine.
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06-27-2017, 10:25 AM   #8
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I wonder if it triggers a meat rejection action by the body. As time goes on I find that I sometimes just cannot get the meat down. I can eat a couple of mouth fulls and I feel full and cannot tolerate another fork full, yet I can eat the vegies without too much effort. Going back years ago I had no trouble at all with eating huge steaks and pizzas.
08-08-2017, 08:58 PM   #9
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Funny i fell on this post. When i first began Remicade (4 years ago, while i was also on Imuran, for at least the first 6 months of the treatment, I was suddenly disgusted by red meat to the point where i would chew it and was unable to swallow it. I've been eating red meat my whole life! I thought it was the strangest thing. It eventually passed and i sometimes enjoy a good steak every now and then. I've been in remission for 2 years and have no problem digesting it. I just don't have it often.
08-08-2017, 09:17 PM   #10
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Funny i fell on this post. When i first began Remicade (4 years ago, while i was also on Imuran, for at least the first 6 months of the treatment, I was suddenly disgusted by red meat to the point where i would chew it and was unable to swallow it. I've been eating red meat my whole life! I thought it was the strangest thing. It eventually passed and i sometimes enjoy a good steak every now and then. I've been in remission for 2 years and have no problem digesting it. I just don't have it often.
Hm this is definitely something weird
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