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   Posted 2/19/2008 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
ok I went to see a hypnonis guy and he said that having crohn's meant that you didn't have a good relationship with your father and that you are angry!!!!
I don't believe him , but it got me thinking and I would like to know from other people if they had a bad relationship with their father or male figure....
this will be interesting
35 yr old,female,dx with depression 2002,crohn's july 13 07 in a new trial study for orencia( abatacept )

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   Posted 2/19/2008 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you didn't pay him.

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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   Posted 2/19/2008 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I think the guy is a little off....Ok way off. I didn't have the best relationship with my dad, but my Crohn's didn't show up until a year or so after Dad and I sat down with my sister and talked out our problems and resolved them as a family. Dad was a workoholic and he became even more distant after mom died, my sister started college, and he was diagnosed with Guillian Bere syndrome. That changed all of our lives. He couldn't work any more so we had money problems. He was still trying to deal with my mother's death. Our problems stemed from miscommunication. We were able to work them out. I would have to say that stress could be a factor, but we really don't know what causes Crohn's. My grandmother had a better relationship with her father than her mother, she had ulcerative colitis. My grandfather had a great relationship with his father before he died on his 11th birthday. My grandfather had Crohn's disease. These grandparents were both my mother's parents. If the bad father thing was true, My cousin would have Crohn's. He sat down next to his father at a bar and started talking to him. After an hour or so of talking and laughing with the man. The man turned to him, put his hand out and said, "My name is Gene Wurtinger, What is yours?" My cousin looked at him in disbelief and said, "I'm your son, Shane!"

I wouldn't take the guy too serious. That is just my opinion though.

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   Posted 2/19/2008 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I can easliy answer for my hubby......... a huge No.

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   Posted 2/19/2008 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never had problems with my dad, this sounds nonsense.
My da had Criohn too, but my ralationship with him were the best as possible.
Veronica Nunes - 27 years - Brazil

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   Posted 2/19/2008 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
My God, the things people come up with as causes of Crohn's amazes me. I'm with Beleenstein..I hope you didn't pay that kook. My Dad's great by the way....
49 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007
currently taking Pentasa 2750 mg- 9pills/day and on and off Prednisone for flares

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   Posted 2/19/2008 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Big NO for my son and his dad.
Mother to 15 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3 and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September.

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   Posted 2/19/2008 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
SUPER DUPER NO on that one, I was daddy's little girl and even though he's passed away I still consider myself daddy's little was my mom I had issues with (me and everyone eles), but the whole notion of saying anything along those lines being related to getting CD is ridiculous, even if they had said it was your mom instead of your dad I still wouldn't believe that.

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

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   Posted 2/19/2008 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
My Mom was a huge Daddy's girl, and she had Cd. I had a great relationship with my Dad until my Mom died. Now he just bugs the hell out of me. But I love him to death. And I had CD for over 10 years before that point. So I would have to agree that the guy is a Kook!

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 2/19/2008 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you did not pay him. He is a total quack.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
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   Posted 2/19/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
My dad and I are super tight - I love very much. To even suggest CD is caused by a relationship issue amazes me! He probably sells snake oil too!

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   Posted 2/19/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
ok....I must admit...I payed the guy....the thing is is that he wrote tons of book on hypnosis and quitting I figured that he knew is stuff...but when he said that you probably have crohn's cuz you had issues with your father...I said to myself is he a wako...that's why I ask the question here.....well I am covered by my insurance....
35 yr old,female,dx with depression 2002,crohn's july 13 07 in a new trial study for orencia( abatacept )

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   Posted 2/19/2008 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a daddy's girl. No problems here


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   Posted 2/19/2008 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   

I agree with everyone. My dad and I are super close, always have been. We even have the same birthday. I think it is sad they even suggested this. My dad is a sweet wise man.


27 year old female dx with CD in 2001. Pentasa 4 g/day, Prednisone 30 mg/day, Amytripaline 25mg/day, Lexapro 20 mg/day, Maxalt 10 mg as needed. Mother of son, 3, and daughter, 6 months.  

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   Posted 2/20/2008 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm with the rest of em he must have had a large bowl of coo-coo pebbles =) Our family is very close. My daughter has a great relationship with her father and with her father, the Lord! Man, what people come up with, huh?!
Mother to 15 yr old daughter diagnosed w/CD 9/07.  Had col & endo in 9/07, small bowel follow through 11/07, surgery for abcesses 11/07.  Curently taking multi-vit, iron for anemia, bentyl prn, prilosec 20mg-x2, pentasa  500mg-x5, entocort-x3, 6 mp 50mg-x3.....still not doing well.

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   Posted 2/20/2008 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm my daddys little girl :) princess even! i probably confide in him more than any one else.

although - once he moved from our hometown in CT to CA - is when my iffy symptoms increased. trying push through a quarter at college i finally took 2 quarters off worked and lived with him in CA, where i started feeling better, hehe.

i get to see my dad in 2 weeks!

you should print this thread and mail it to that doctor and ask him what he thinks now.. proof that his theory is defunct.
25 yrs - female : diagnosed with Crohn's 11/29/07

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   Posted 2/20/2008 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
WAIT! He may be onto something!! Just kidding, but me and Dad are definately not friends. He was a scary alcoholic for the 1st 25 years of my life and a huge denier of it all to this day. He ruined my childhood and the eating disorders I had fro age 11-17 I definately pin on him.

Bad fissure Feb 2005, still have it January 2006. On Pentasa and Imuran 100mg. Some slight swelling and ulceration of terminal ileum. No other symptoms. Now on Remicade!

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   Posted 2/20/2008 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I think hypnosis have a place, I have tried it for pain management (I was ready to try anything to help), but hypnosis did not happen for me.
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   Posted 2/20/2008 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   

I also grew up with an alcoholic father. Left home at 18 because of him.  We have a decent relationship now that we are older but he can still stir up those childhood feelings within an instant.  But my Crohn's did not show up until sometime in the last 5 years and I'm, well - past the 50 mark.

But - I've had irritable bowel from childhood.  I could blame that on poor Dad.  And my hubby is a moody kind of guy - guess my kids could blame him for their problems...  wait - isn't that what we all have to learn not to do as adults - blame our parents for all our problems?  I get better results dealing with my IB by learning to handle all kinds of stress - not just my imperfect father.



Dx with Crohn's Aug 2007; celiac sprue July 2003; Type II diabetes Nov 2006.  Current meds: Entocort , Asacol, Levoxyl, Fosomax, various vitamin supplements.

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   Posted 2/20/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   

I had a wonderful relationship. Until my Dad died last year we were best friends. he called me once a week and we emailed each other all the time.

I am glad you did not believe the guy. he sounds dumb. Seems like if we have a bad relationship with a parent we might have other issues like maybe the inability to trust men or something :)



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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...

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   Posted 2/20/2008 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I am going to print this out and if I ever see him,I will give him the print out....I feel like going to see him just so I can give him this paper....but I would have to somehow delete this message...ha ha ha

thanks guys for you input

my dad died when I was 7 and my step dad was a bit mean so I wasn't sure if I should believe him or not.....but I am glad that I was iffy about him.....
35 yr old,female,dx with depression 2002,crohn's july 13 07 in a new trial study for orencia( abatacept )

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   Posted 2/20/2008 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
My dad is great.  Sorry, not going to side with the hypnosis guy on this one.

27 yr. old female
Florastor (probiotic)
Fish Oil
Maker's Diet
DX in November 2003
no surgeries to date

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   Posted 2/20/2008 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I also have a wonderful father.
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!!!

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   Posted 2/20/2008 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  My Dad was my best friend!  Sounds like this guy is trying to get you into more sessions now doesn't it?!  Hmmmm, I wonder why!

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   Posted 2/21/2008 2:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I freakin love my dad...he is glorious! Definitely didn't cause my crohn's...that is such a weird and rediculous explanation.
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Remicade every 6 weeks, 6-mp, Nexium (GERD)
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines, GERD
Surgeries: Spleen, Gallbladder, Tonsils, Adenoids, foot of terminal Ileum, Appendix, Ileocecal valve, bit of colon

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