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deeindiana

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Chocolate
« on: October 12, 2010, 02:34:12 PM »
Just wondering how all of you feel about chocolate?

I used to CRAVE chocolates. It wasn't unusual for me to eat an entire pound of M&Ms in one sitting. Seriously! I was a complete and utter glutton about chocolate.

But for some reason, since my first "real" Sjogren's flare in March, I have completely lost my taste for chocolate. Just the thought of eating a candy bar sort of turns my stomach.

And even if I did still want it, I don't think I could eat it. My son gave me a box of my favorite gourmet truffles last week and the first piece seemed to stick in my mouth and was too hard to swallow. I gave the rest away.

Cookie and cakes (with or without chocolate) are almost impossible to eat anyway. So the only way I eat chocolate now is occasionally in ice cream: mint chocolate chip, cookies and cream, etc.

I'm just wondering if this has happened to anyone else? Do YOU still like chocolate? Can you swallow it down easily?
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Re: Chocolate
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010, 02:49:58 PM »
I too had major cravings for chocolate, but in my case I really have a huge hunch that it may be the systemic candidasis that I am almost certain I have (not diagnosed yet). I took this online candida questionnaire and got close to 200 when a score of 140 is considered to be an almost certainty that you have symptoms relating to it.

So, I've gone off of all sugar for about a week now.....and I have to tell you it's so tough passing the candy section, pastry section, or even the ice cream section at the super market these days hehe.

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Re: Chocolate
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010, 03:22:46 PM »
Deb,

The only chocolate I eat now is called Xocai with Acai & Blueberry.  You can only buy it on the internet though.  My doctor insisted I start eating it because the ORAC score it so high on it and it is chocked full of antioxidants.  You can do a websearch for XOCAI to find the website. I get the "Power Squares"  Like I say it is 125.00 for 140 pieces and they recommend 3 a day but I don't always do that sometimes i only eat one or two a day so it usually last me for months. 

As far as taste goes though I have lots of days were nothing tastes right or smells right.  I too have trouble swallowing even my medications, which I have to get down someway.  Lots of sips of water!  My throat gets raw and it seems I have a constant cough these days.  I think it is all Sjogren's related.  I will talk to my doc next month when I see him.

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Re: Chocolate
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2010, 03:30:37 PM »
I'm not a Chocoholic, but I usually eat an ounce of dark chocolate every day -- they keep saying it's good for your arteries/heart. Trader Joe's sells it in big bars and I break off a row to enjoy every morning and every evening.   :D

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Re: Chocolate
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2010, 03:41:54 PM »
Still love chocolate, still eat chocolate.

Don't know what I would do without it - Isn't it one of the major food groups? ;D
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Re: Chocolate
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2010, 04:25:52 PM »
Hi  :)

I love chocolate but I try very hard never to buy it for myself. If I get some as a present - well that's a different matter. Give it to me and I'll eat it and enjoy !!

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Re: Chocolate
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2010, 05:06:05 PM »
Chocolate?  Love it.  BUT, brush your teeth after it.

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Re: Chocolate
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2010, 05:21:00 PM »
Glad to know I am not alone on this. I eat so much chocolate it is truly unbelievable.  However, when the mouth flares up and I have pain and no taste, it feels like a wad of rubber.

Can't be very good for us, for anyone to eat a lot of it :D  I don't know if the body craves it or the mouth! lol  If anyone has suggestions on how to break this daily habit, would Love to hear :-[

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Re: Chocolate
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2010, 05:50:05 PM »
I adore chocolate, especially dark chocolate.  I eat some several times a week. 

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Re: Chocolate
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2010, 05:54:03 PM »
Like Designer, I eat chocolate like theres no tomorrow, or a day after ether! :D  And when the flare hits, it tastes like cardboard and the supply in the free world goes up again until I feel better!  Shucks, I need to buy stock in the Nestle/Mars companies! ;D

And I so agree Ohiocat, it's that hidden food group that they forgot to teach us in elementry school!  :)

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Re: Chocolate
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2010, 06:37:48 PM »
So far, it sounds like I'm the only one who lost her love of chocolate when SS hit. Darn...
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Re: Chocolate
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2010, 07:05:40 PM »
I still love it, Dee
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Re: Chocolate
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2010, 11:46:57 PM »
Like Designer, I eat chocolate like theres no tomorrow, or a day after ether! :D  And when the flare hits, it tastes like cardboard and the supply in the free world goes up again until I feel better! 

DITTO also when a flare hits it tastes horrid, not having eaten cardboard, lol.

When I get the urge its no stopping me  ;D ;D

 

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Re: Chocolate
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2010, 03:27:31 AM »
I will have about 5-10 chips per day if I do not have enough fat from other sources. I prefer dark chocolate to milk chocolate.
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Re: Chocolate
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2010, 03:53:27 AM »
Chocolate is on the no-no list for Sjogrens according to the Sjogrens Foundation information. 
It causes flairs.  We have halloween candy waiting for the trick or treaters.
Yep .. chocolate.  I don't dare touch it.