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   Posted 5/20/2008 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Update,, I did see the family doctor today. He said it was anxiety. Gave me a script for Ativan. and go back to see him in a month. I have lost 7 pounds since last Thurs. I am an overweight Crohnie. So I do want to lose, but that seems a bit much in a short period of time. Thank you for being concerned.
Diagnosed  Crohn's, 1998..Gangrene Small Bowel,1998..Ostomy Take Down,1999..TPN for 5 1/2 months..Adhesion Removal,1999..Abdominal Hernia Repair,2000..Kidney Artery Bypass,2001..Diabetes,,Sleep Apnea,,Silent Heart Attack,,Blocked Kidney Artery after the Bypass..MEDS--Lomotil,Purinethol,Folic Acid, Fish Oil,Remicade,Levsin SL,Anamantle Cream,Cortifoam ,Ultram.and many more. 26 meds..

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   Posted 5/21/2008 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Julie Hope the ativan helps you. lol gail

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   Posted 5/21/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear you got some answers Julie. I take Xanax for those stressful times and its a lifesaver, quiets down the anxiety quickly.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 5/21/2008 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Julie! Also glad to hear you got some answers. I deal with anxiety too, it's for sure no fun.

I'm also an overweight Crohnie, I lost 10 pounds in one week when my flare started up. I feel the same way, it's nice to lose the weight, but not really like that! Then my MIL asks how I'm doing, and I told her about losing the weight, and how it just shows how bad of a flare I'm. She starts asking what's my secret and how she wants to lose weight. Oh how nice, this is a diesease, not a fun diet tip! Ugh!
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 35 mg, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).

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   Posted 5/21/2008 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
The Ativan is helping. I only am taking half a pill, two times a day. He said I could take a whole pill. But I am worried I would be in a daze.  And I have to be coherent to see American Idol tonight. Why cant there be 2 winners.? Well, they are  both winners, anyway.Thanks for ya'lls replies. I agree this is not a fun way to lose weight.
Take care,,, Julie
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