My 1st official rant on here

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 9/15/2008 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
First, what I am grateful for (I feel like I cannot rant until I acknowledge the good in my life)... I am marrying the love of my life at the end of October. I have a wonderful family and many dear friends AND I have a very good job that allows me to work from a home office. Above ALL else, my Crohn's could be A LOT worse. Overall, I have been blessed with a very good life.

Now for the rant...

I am sick of being sick. I just finished taking a 10 day course of Cipro for a suspected UTI (I guess I had elevated white blood cells in my urine). I am so freaking tired and my pee smells as foul as ever. I think I have a yeast infection from the antibiotics. I am totally nauseated and have a headache that tylenol won't touch. I get overheated doing the simplest tasks, but I do not have a temp above 99.5. I am breaking out like a teenager and am at my heaviest weight ever. I just got over my period and have taken a few pregnancy tests, so I KNOW I am not pregnant. Oh yeah, and I have internal and external hemorrhoids that are acting up. To top it all off, I seem to be pooping my pants at least twice a week these days.

Okay, I think I am done. Thank you for listening.
35 year old female - Diagnosed w/Crohn's 2002 - Surgery 2004

Currently taking: Pentasa, Entocort, Imuran, Immodium, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Seroquel

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   Posted 9/15/2008 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Good for you for counting your blessings!
diagnosed w/Crohn's 11/06. 34f with 2 boys, a lovable dog, and a wonderful husband. 150 mg Imuran, bentyl, vicodin as needed, metoprolol for orthostatic hypotension and heart palpitations. Bowel resection 9/07. Active disease back, darn it 8/08. 11 year old son with IBS-C, on Bentyl.

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   Posted 9/15/2008 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry :(
I hope you get better soon...
Are you seeing a doctor for any of this or are you just expected to wait it out and see?
Either way, I admire you for remembering the positive side.
20 years old, Diagnosed with severe Crohn's and colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone, pentasa, alinia, bentyl, prilosec, tandem plus, and the occasional ultracet
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy(very possibly due to Crohn's inflammation) in July of 2008.
Due to start Imuran September 17 depending on blood results.

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   Posted 9/16/2008 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   
It can be so tiresome sometimes, feeling beaten at every angle. Hang in there and keep on with the positive outlook. Venting is good when you need it!
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
--rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--methylpred - finally off 6/15/08, tried Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08
--single mom to 10-yr-old girl

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   Posted 9/16/2008 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I wish you the very best. And I have to admit I'm pleased to find another person with CD suffering from weight gain. I just don't understand as nothing seems to stay with me for very long.

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 125
   Posted 9/16/2008 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you everyone for letting me vent. I am going to call my doc and see if I can get my blood work done sooner than next week, as I am convinced I still have some sort of infection happening in the old war zone!

ManxMamma - Please know that you are NOT alone in the weight gain thing. I have had a 100 lb swing in my weight since being diagnosed in 2002. First, I lost like 40-50 lbs and then I got better and gained all of that weight back and then some :-( I hate the fact that I am an overweight crohnie...I thought that when I got diagnosed that being thin would be the such luck!
35 year old female - Diagnosed w/Crohn's 2002 - Surgery 2004

Currently taking: Pentasa, Entocort, Imuran, Immodium, Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Seroquel

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