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How can you lose weight?

I was dx May 2017 with Crohn’s Colitis and was already overweight. I have not been on steroids but have much inflammation and reactive arthritis in my toes, knees, and hands. The joint pain is terrible. My PA told me Crohn’s patients can eat anything they want and I need to load up on fiber. I just had an upper and lower scope which showed lg. intestine has healed and I have esophagitis, hiatal hernia and duodenitis (all treatable). I welcome any insight/advice.

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  • Marisa Lauren Troy moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi there! I am so sorry you’re going through so much. I completely understand how difficult it is to lose weight when you are in a lot of pain. Wish more doctors understood the challenges:( I want to caution you in that not all Crohn’s patients can eat whatever they like. Hopefully you are able to, though. I wish I had a magic answer for you but please know we are always hear to talk about anything 🙂 ~Marisa

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