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Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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There are non-dairy alts that are just as good as the "normal" cheeses.. This comes from a french cheese lover gone vegan. :D

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I had to go gluten, dairy, soy and egg free for a year. my ultimate favorites are a cashew/psyllium cheese (melts like mozzarella) and Viviani white nougat chrisp. CU is not a walk in the park but doable!

By  AnyaS

I'm going through a similar situation having recently been diagnosed with Crohn's. My favorite things are cheese, milk and chocolate and I have to live on almond and rice milk for now as my substitutes. The pain and restricted diet are very hard.

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Welcome, both of you (including OP), to the club. When I was diagnosed I was told that people can live for years, comfortably, before you would need any surgery. Six months later I was on the table, having chunks taken out and being patched up. I'm averaging about three years between surgeries, now. Stay safe. Manage well. Humara is expensive.

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My GF has crohns as well. Thankfully the medication Humira is paid by the Australian Government. $1000 an injection every fortnight becomes just $30 and sometimes free.

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Sorry, as someone diagnosed with Chron's, you can poo a lot more than once a day. And it can be painful.

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With Colitis, it's definitely more than once a day. Try 2-3 times on a good day, and easily 8-10 on a bad one

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I know you guys are trying to be funny, but you do realize that an ulcer is like a pothole in the intestinal lining right? It's literally like something has eaten away at the tissue and there are huge open wounds that bleed left. Not to mention it's very dangerous when an ulcer bleeds (depending on its size and amount of blood) and people have died from an ulcer bleeding. So...not really a choice. Op, I'm so sorry for your diagnosis! I have Gastroparesis (stomach problems) and have chronic pain,

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#14, I think #9 is simply talking about the part of not being able to have cheese. Not the rest of it. I'm also lactose intolerant and can understand how sad it is not being able to eat the food you love, anymore

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@21 While it's correct that most people become lactose intolerant after they stop breastfeeding it's not random, it depends on your ancestry. In Canada where most people are descended from Europeans it's definitely a minority of people who are lactose intolerant.

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