Hello and welcome to HealingWell. Congratulations on your new baby and Happy Mother's Day..........whoooooo hooooooooo your first one.
I am so sorry your Crohn's has been active for 7 years straight. Wow, I am here for you. My hubby has Crohn's but he has had long periods of very little activity. He has had 3 major surgeries but other then small problems he does very well. I hope you will get to a point of remission in your sx.
You have a right to feel depressed and what a wonderful Mother you have, cherish her. She obvously loves you very much.
The many stories I read here make me feel lucky to be alive and dealing with mostly mental health issues. You are a brave person and please know my prayers are with you.
Moedon1. thanks for your post. Right now I am stuck on those drugs because I am trying my darndest to keep breastfeeding. Although I know it's hard on my body to keep up to both me and my daughter. I'm trying to reduce my milk supply by introducing formula, I can't just quit cold turkey it hurts to much when I get engorged from not feeding her. At least she will still get part of the benefits from my milk. I just don't eat enough to make all the milk she needs in one day. I have to eat a gluten free diet because it makes my tummy burn so badly and I get really explosive, gassy D. I just went to a BBQ last night and had a couple of burgers, just the burgers and i forgot to ask if they were made with crackers and man did I pay for that last night and this morning. It cleaned me right out. It really sucks because I am addicted to carbs. If you get your gallbladder out won't you have issues eating fatty foods? My aunt had to have hers removed and she gets really bad D if she eats anything high in fat. I get to see my internist in June to discuss possible drugs. I hope I'm done breastfeeding by then so I can try something different. I'm tired of this drug. It doesn't do anything for me, but make me sicker all around. When I went off of it when I first found out I was pregnant I felt a million times better. At that point I didn't know I was gluten intolerant. While being off the drug I had a better feeling for what really bothered me and I pin pointed majority of the foods I can't eat. That was the positive part of stopping the drug. In November, 3 months before I was due I had to go back on it because I was at risk of complications, cause of weight issuse and stuff. When I said I felt a million times better it felt like a surge of energy had hit my body and i felt invigorated. I think I took advantage of that and ate what ever I wanted. I learned my lesson though, because I feel like crap now. I had this thought in my head that because I was pregnant that there was a possibility that I would go into remission. Yikes what was I thinking LOL. :) Well now that I know a little more, it makes it even more difficult cause I have to say no to myself a lot more when food is offered to me. I find I'll eat before I go to a get together so I know that I'm full and won't eat the "BAD" stuff. When I go to see my Dr. I want to ask him about that new drug LDN. I talk to a lady on Daily strength. Another site I talk on and she is on it and went from 15 to 20 BM's a day down to 1 to 3 and no pain. She's feeling great and no side effects of the drug. Really cheap as well, like 30 dollars a month. It will take a lot of persuading I think and maybe a few docs before I can get my hands on it, but I'm staying hopeful.
gacrohns, Heres a list of the foods I can eat.
potatoes turnips yams sweetpotatoes yogurt eggs old cheddar rice chicken fish oysters pork? zuchinni peaches jello? rice krispies soy milk egg noodles kidney beans? rice crackers gluten free products ricecakes mango frozen yougurt? Peanut butter? tea
The question marks are the ones I'm not sure of, but I eat anyways. I can't not eat sugar. When do you know when to go for a hospital stay and how do you go about it? Do you ask your doctor?