Re: Cramping, gripes 8 hrs. after eating a meal
As you may know Crohn's disease is an inherited disease so keep getting it checked out-- it runs in your family.
When a person's intestinal bacteria gets out of balance for any reason, then it can result in problems like you are having until the intestinal bacteria strains get re-balanced. Probiotics along w/ yogurt and kefir will be required.
It will be a sort of shot gun approach because you are unique but buy a yogurt that has many live active cultures ( read the labels) -- not just any yogurt and find an organic type that contains no pesticides, growth harmones or antibiotics.
Your intestines have over 400+ different types of bacteria--- and all people are different. But, your intestines are very delicate and sensitive and as you get older as you have found out they are more sensitive to too much preservatives, salty foods, sugary food, spicy foods and meds.
Some people have problems with the water they drink-- I drink steam distilled water only-- no other drink except milk on occasion.
Also, cramping is an indication that your system lacks some minerals like magnesium and calcium & for absorption vitaminD
I wish you well --- but it's not going to get better until you become more proactive about what you eat as well as drink-
Just 1 alcoholic drink will increase the magnesium in your urine the next time you urinate 500%. How are you replacing the magnesium? This is well documented.
Like most us we can't get away with the way we ate and drank when wewere younger.