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I was treated for crohns with prednisone, and since stopping

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I was treated for crohns with prednisone, and since stopping the pred I am having crohns flare with little to no appetite for several days. there had been nausau but thats now much better, but still i'm barely eating and not hungry. I just happen to have home ketone test because I"m a diabetic (my sugars are normal right now) and checked and its says 15 ketones in urine, is that concerning? I did just come back from a walk so maybe from the exercise?

mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello,

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

mysticdoc :

This is lo level of ketone --can be caused by the fasting for few hours.

mysticdoc :

As long as your blood glucose is normal less than 140, this is not concerning.

mysticdoc :

You should drink plenty of fluids.

mysticdoc :

That will help.

Customer:

oh, then sounds like i need not worry, the lack of appetitite remains concerning though

mysticdoc :

you need to eat --lack of appetite is causing the ketones

mysticdoc :

try soft diet

mysticdoc :

soup, rice, lentils for example

Customer:

i force a few bites per meal thats about it though

mysticdoc :

yes you need to keep on trying

Customer:

i guess my question is what should I watch out for if I'm not eating

mysticdoc :

watch your blood sugar llevel

mysticdoc :

and also the symptoms like dizziness,fast heart beat, mental alertness

Customer:

ok thanks

mysticdoc :

very welcome

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