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Ohana
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   Posted 1/30/2008 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
BRA!!! Am I the only one who has extreme discomfort when wearing a bra? What with the upper abdominal bloating and then having to sit at a computer to do my work, it's awful. It sure is nice on the days when I'm home during the day and can just be... ummmm, free!
Dx'd CD in August 2007 - 42-yr-old wife and mom
Bad reactions to Entocort, Prednisone and Asacol / Not sure what's next
Currently on Aciphex, probiotic, calcium and multi-vit; and Flovent (for asthma)


pb4
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   Posted 1/30/2008 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
OH I HEAR YA!!!! I hate bras, hate, hate, hate them!


:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


bentwistle
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   Posted 1/30/2008 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine's gone the minute I get home from work! It's one of the first things I do - and put on my nice comfy sweatpants -let my bloated belly hang out!

dunny2
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   Posted 1/30/2008 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I've always hated them. I change into my lounger that I make myself, because you can't seem to buy them any more. That way
I don"t have to have anything around my tummy either. Heaven. Right now I make them out of fleecy material, nice & cozy. I
make the plain ones, but my sister goes for the outrageous patterns, but as a family I think all us females have the same habit.....
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.


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heavly
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   Posted 1/30/2008 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
although i am blessedly small chested - bras are still incredibly uncomfortable! i love wearing pjs :D

BUT something id like to also suggest - when i was at my sickest and lost a lot of weight my bras no longer fit me so i would always wear tank tops with the built in bras. granted it doesnt provide a ton of support - it is way more comfortable than wearing a bra that pulls right around where i typically feel nauseous/bloated/pain. i always wear button up, long sleeve, sweaters, vests etc - over them, so i still feel that i look supported and i feel much more comfortable. even since ive gained some weight back, i still love to ditch the bra and wear the tank! just be sure to get a tank in a size that is forgiving to the bloating of your tummy :) i wear them almost every day and i have them in many colors!
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Roni
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   Posted 1/30/2008 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
a... pad!!!!!
I hate these more than bras. And I wear them every day because my butt leaks. I know, gross, eh?
LOL ;-)

Sugarmarie
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   Posted 1/30/2008 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
When I am home I let the girls hang FREE.
Confucius say : He who goes to bed with itchy butt wakes up with stinky finger.

Words of wisdom: Never trust a fart

:) Sugarmarie A.K.A. Poopy Pants :)


pb4
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   Posted 1/30/2008 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
AAAHHHH...it ALL SUCKS, being a chick just sucks in so many ways...bras, pads, periods, pointed shoes/heels...the list goes on but it's kinda funny, without many of these things (if not all, minus the periods) I think in many ways all these uncomfortable and annoying things make us feel sexy for the most part....they must or why the heck eles would we torture ourselves????

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Sharann
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   Posted 1/30/2008 11:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I have to brag that I hold the record for driving on the freeway(in Los Angeles!) after work and can peel that bra off one arm at a time with one hand only at a time, eyes never leaving the road... and no peep shows for those ever present big rig drivers:)
I am a Certified Doxie Lover(Weinerdogs)


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 1/31/2008 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
sports bras have helped BUT....like every bra you ever buy you have to try a gazillion before you find the right one. I am not that big, but it is still achy to go "free falling". I bought a really cheap limited support sports bra and it is almost as comfortable as nothing at all. I like the tank with bra in it, I am always more comfortable inthe summer with bathing suit with shelf bra
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


LynnRN
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   Posted 1/31/2008 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Let the girls out!! I hate when the bra's grasp looses it's grasp,and it just flies open!! yeah

sukay
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   Posted 1/31/2008 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Ahhh...it's comforting to know that I am not alone in this!

In fact the only time I put real clothes on is when I am leaving the house. But as soon as I come home,... off comes the bra and my jeans and into some nice loose fitting comfy clothes! The bloating is terrible!!! eyes


MikeB
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   Posted 1/31/2008 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I probably will not add a post to this thread . . .

chelsea_doll
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   Posted 1/31/2008 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a triple problem it is hard for me to find a bra that fits me and that is not crazy expensive let alone comfortable. I usually have to to go to the the USA ( I am in ONtario Canada) to get ones that fit

karendee
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   Posted 1/31/2008 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   

Oh this post has cracked me up so much!!! If I could go to work without a bra I probably would. But I breast fed 2 kids so that is out of the question. redface   (sorry guys) I had working boobs and they are tired!

Karen


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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma

Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...


rootsmith
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   Posted 1/31/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Are you wearing the right bra? I recommend getting properly fitted. Someone recommended this to me when I was having my first baby and complaining that no bra has ever fit me properly. Well, I was wearing the wrong size. She advised me to go to an old fashioned dept store to the lingerie dept where they have ladies specially trained in this. It was kind of embarassing but she fitted me and gave me pointers for future choices and since then I have had few bras that were uncomfortable. (usually when I deviated from the recommended style)

I am not small (even though I am skinny), wear an underwire bra and have actually slept in them. I never know they are on. I hate when the company discontinues my favorite style and I have to go on another search.
10 years, many tests, 3 gi doctors, Pentasa 1000mg 3x day
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rootsmith
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   Posted 1/31/2008 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
How about panty hose? They are either too long or too short or the feet are too small If I buy them to fit my legs (skinny) and my height the feet are too small and my toes are squished.
10 years, many tests, 3 gi doctors, Pentasa 1000mg 3x day
diovan, simvastatin, sertraline, lyrica  


FitzyK23
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   Posted 1/31/2008 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Bras don't bother me. In fact my boobs get really sore without them. But I can NOT wear panty hose. KILLS my stomach. If I have to I try to wear thigh highs or I will wear the panty hose and cut the sides of them for more room. If I could find some low rise panty hose I might be ok.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


stkitt
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   Posted 1/31/2008 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   

OK, I have to say I am sorry for the crude joke as no one laughed I removed it.  I was just trying to liven up a  topic we could have some fun with.......and yes I do have bra problems so I thought it was ok to have a bit of fun.

Sorry ladies.


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 1/31/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   

stkitt...I actually thought about the old Do your girls hang low, do they wobble to and fro but wasn't sure it would get a laugh either.


Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


bektold
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   Posted 1/31/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   

I'd never wear a bra if I could get away with it.  Every year I go to the beach for a week with my college friends, and the minute all the crap is in the house the girls go free.  I'll strap 'em in again if we go to the nice-ish restaurant down the road, but other than that I'm a bra-free zone.  This amuses several of my friends, who've decided that the vacation hasn't really started until Becky's bra comes off!

I hate pantyhose so much that I won't wear a skirt or dress unless absolutely necessary.  This has nothing to do with my Crohn's- I just hate hose!

And I have to be careful with pads.  Since my hospital stay and diagnosis last summer, I get a diaper rash if I wear them for too long.  I need more air flow, I guess.  I do occasionally have leakage issue, but pantyliners keep me tidy without causing problems.


Glad Bag
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   Posted 1/31/2008 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
no way! that's so funny...i know you are ladies, but i'm a guy and I hate bras too, the first thing I do is tear that thing off any ladies that come over to visit! hehe...

sadly though, i can relate to the frustration of the pantyliners...i have to ear those every day, not three days a month! arghh! yeah yeah
"The things that make us feel so abnormal, are actually the things that make us all the same" - from PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives - by Frank Warren


stkitt
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   Posted 1/31/2008 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   

There is a man in the dorm.............run, hide your bras and panty hose.  LOL I wil not have my bra run up the flag pole.

Hey HabsHockeyFan, I am laughing ROFLMBO yeah   yeah   yeah
Kitt


pb4
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   Posted 1/31/2008 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
3 days a month???? I wish, it used to be 7 and now it's 5....I used to wear tampons but since getting CD I found it too much of a nusiance so I've been wearing stupid pads although I have to admit, when I'm wearing my pads I certainly feel proctected for both ends, just incase of an accident, which thanfully I havn't had in ages but you can never be too safe.

I don't even have bloating anymore but I still like to rip my bra and everything off when I get home and slip into cozy over-sized clothes.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


nawlinscate
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   Posted 1/31/2008 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
No kidding! Almost every evening, when I'm sitting around and feeling horrible, I suddenly realize that I can take off my bra--and immediately feel infinitely better. As for pantyhose, I put on a pair last month for the first time in years. I couldn't believe how uncomfortable they were. They felt tight and irritating where my thighs met my hips--so I tried to stretch the pantyhose out a little to make them more comfortable, and wound up making a huge rip in them. But at least they felt better! I wish we could all run around in soft little onesies with feet, like babies!
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