I just wonder how many of you suffer from chronic onychophagia/nail biting? I have that nasty habit since childhood. As nail biting is a form of mild self mutilation (reaction to stress, anxiety, etc), perhaps CD as an auto immune disease (our own body fighting agaist itself) is somehow linked to our unconsience negative image of ourselves. Sorry if my post sounds stupid, but I wish to if there are crohnies with the same problem as mine. Thanks
38 years old female, Dx'd July '06, Crohn's collitis and terminal ileitis,
Used Meds: Cipro, Flagyl, Sulfasalazine, 5ASA, 5ASA Enemas, Probiotics,B12 and Iron shots, blood transfusion, Urbason 60mg, Prednisone 20mg - Irigography, X-Ray Intesinal Passage, Colonoscopy in April 06, July 06, Hospitalized - Symptoms long before diagnozed (diarrhea, weight lost, fatigue, exhaustion, pain, subfebrile temperature, joint pain, especially knees)
Current meds: probiotics, prednisone tapering 30mg, sulfasalazine 3x1g, B12 shots, folic acid, omeprazole, xanax 2x0,25mg, alternative: royal jelly, tea mixture,
No surgery so far- History of Graves-Basedow disease in 1995
I know many people that bite their nails and do not have Crohn's Disease.
I have not heard of a correlation between the two but I am sure there is something out there in cyberspace linking the two.
Interesting question. ThanksKitt