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Celey
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   Posted 4/20/2008 1:02 AM (GMT -7)   
And now, it'll seem kind of rude of me... Stopping in only 'cause I'm having trouble. I'm sorry!
 
 
Anyway... I'm in college. Everything has been going very well... *College is the best; I'm having the best experiences of my life* I've been feeling really bad lately, though... *I've had problems throughout this semester... but its starting to get really bad, now...*
 
Having bathroom troubles.... Hemorrhoids, I think... because of the burning, itching... and bleeding...
 

And my tummy has been hurting all the time... I've been taking pain pills pretty much 2-3 times daily because I can't seem to get any relief from the pain... And I think I'm starting to develop a tolerance to the pain medicine (or the pain is getting worse... or some combination of both) because the pain medicine isn't working as well as it did...
 
And just today, I woke up this morning... and I was hurting really bad... and... just to feel, I guess... I pressed my tummy a little bit... and it was as hard as a rock (and I'm a non-athletic female)... And really hot, too... The hardness in my tummy has let up some, now... But my tummy is still hot...
 
And a while ago, I was having these really sharp, shooting pains. And the pain pill I had taken before that didn't seem like it was helping, and I had to wait before I could take another one. So, I've since taken another one, and it seems like its helping, now.
 
 
I'm trying not to freak out too much or anything (because I know that'll just make things worse)... but I'm worried about college. I'm doing very well in my classes and everything (last semester I got a 4.0), but I've been feeling so bad lately... and I only seem to be getting worse. It's so close to the end of the semester... what if I have to be hospitalized when its time for Finals?
 
Oh man... :(... I won't freak out... That might not happen... I don't want that to happen. I have signed up with the Disability Support Services... so... I'll just talk with DSS and ask them about it. So... if something did happen, maybe something could be worked out.
 
But I don't want to be hospitalized. I just want to get through this semester without any problems. Do you guys have any idea if there's something I could do that I'm not already doing to help with my symptoms?
 
I called my doctor last week... and he didn't even ask to see me... all he did was tell me to increase my prednisone dose and then see how I feel... (I have increased my dose of prednisone, but so far no noticeable change in symptoms... The only thing I have noticed is that my appetite is starting to increase...)
 
 
I always avoid the foods I know will hurt me or make me sick... I have been pretty stressed lately (a financial problem... and I also have been having a friendship problem)... but I've been doing things to keep my stress level low...
 
I dunno... Maybe I need to get more sleep.... maybe eat slower...
 

I read something recently about probiotics. I know you guys probably try different stuff to help your symptoms... what do you think about probiotics? Do you think that could help?
 
 
Man, I'd do anything if it means I don't have to go to the hospital...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


Sniper
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   Posted 4/20/2008 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad you dropped in but sorry you are feeling bad. Wish I had an answer. Only thing I can say is, STRESS, its a big factor in how we feel. If you can , sort of kick back and do some stress relief work. Take it easy for a few days, eat some food that you know agrees with you and see what happens. Hope you feel better soon..
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


Celey
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   Posted 4/20/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been trying to relieve my stress... but it's very hard... since I've had some friendship problems (with a friend who apparently has no concern for my health and sometimes, even accuses me of faking my disease), a financial problem (by the way, don't ever try to buy anything from Dell), and it's so close to the end of the semester...

Finals are coming up... I don't normally stress out about school, but... I'm kinda stressed because I'm worried about this disease landing me in the hospital before I can take my Finals...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


FitzyK23
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   Posted 4/20/2008 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you registered with disability services? Talk to your professors NOW before you wind up in the hospital. Let them know that you are concerned it may happen. If it does do not stress, you will just take the finals when you are released. I ended up in the ER once during my reading period with 2 days bed rest after. I told my proffs and each gave me a few extra study days and a rescheduled final. It made a huge difference.
26 Year old married female law student.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid.  For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn.  I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13.  I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium.  Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I alos take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.
 
 


Celey
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   Posted 4/20/2008 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah... I'm registered with the Disability Support Services here at college... I guess the best thing is to share my concerns with DSS and my professors... Might help me not feel too stressed about it... and maybe that'll make a difference and I won't end up in the hospital...
 
I really need to stop stressing.... I wish I didn't have this disease... 
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.


FitzyK23
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   Posted 4/20/2008 9:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Thats what they are there for. Think of all those people in that office getting paid, with your tuition money, to help people like you!! No need to sit there worrying while they get paid to do nothing! Go make them earn that paycheck!! None of us want this disease but you are learning how to cope with it and WILL live a normal life despite it, even if it requires some accomodations. Let them ease your concerns.
26 Year old married female law student.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid.  For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn.  I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13.  I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium.  Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I alos take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.
 
 

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