Statistics of Crohn's & Sex?

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
38 posts in this thread.
Viewing Page :
 1  2 
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Kittikatt
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2004
Total Posts : 422
   Posted 9/22/2008 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone ever seen any statistics involving whether Crohn's affects women moreso than men?   I know there are men and women on this board but I wonder if there has been any studies or statistics put out there on whether or not Crohn's affects women more than men or visa versa.
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 32.
36/F/SC
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Nexium (generic), Ferrous Sulfate, Librax, One-A-Day multivitamin, Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc, Cranberry pills, Chromium Picolinate
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, swelling ankles, extreme fatigue
Previous/occasional Rx's: 20mg Prednisone taper, Flagyl, Levaquin
No surgeries to date


Nanners
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 9/22/2008 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know of any specific studies, but I do believe more women suffer with it than men. JMHO
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.


yogaprof
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1665
   Posted 9/22/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I have read that unlike many autoimmune diseases, it is pretty even between the genders.
49 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.


randynoguts
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2003
Total Posts : 6050
   Posted 9/23/2008 12:49 AM (GMT -7)   
well i can testify that CD in men makes at least one woman not want sex.. :0)
randynoguts 



     http://www.geocities.com/randynogutsweb/


JohnD
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2004
Total Posts : 472
   Posted 9/23/2008 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL Randy,
in my case it slowed things down. she didn't want to make things hurt more then they already did. but, as far as i was concerned things had to be really bad before it effected me in that way.

Post Edited (JohnD) : 9/23/2008 8:12:49 AM (GMT-6)


karendee
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 1642
   Posted 9/23/2008 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   

that would be interesting to know...

I think there are so many reasons CD can have an effect... it seems to cause problems everywhere.

Karen


 ...

Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and Clonazepam 

 


brghtii
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 9/23/2008 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay this is jsut my opinion....

Men, NEED that release unlike women. It is more emotioanl for us. I know my hubby can only go so long without it. I'm fine without it. If I don't feel good don't touch me. I do try to be there for him though.

Hope that made sense. LOL!
Shelley
______________________
Mom to 5 little ones.  First dx of crohn's in 2003 (while pg with #4), then it was changed to IBS.  2/08 I was rediagnosed with crohn's. Most of my crohn's is int he sigmoid colon and decending colon.  I'm responding to crohn's treatment, so they say it isn't my Endo.  It is very hormonally charged though.
 
I'm currently taking Pentasa 4 2X daily 
3mg Entocort
weaning off small dosage of Pred.


gachrons
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 9/23/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Randy I thought you were a man. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


Dagger
Veteran Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1522
   Posted 9/23/2008 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Shelley - I completely disagree with you. I am a woman and I need a release often too. Cuddling doesn't cut it for me!

Randynoguts- I checked out your website, you are hysterical! I especially like your mobile toilet. Does TPN mean you don't eat at all? Can you drink fluids?


I think a better title would have been Statistics of Crohn's and Gender. Mention sex and we seem to go in a different direction

randynoguts
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2003
Total Posts : 6050
   Posted 9/23/2008 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
uh gail, just look at my pictures!

dagger, no i can eat, i just done get much nutrition out of it. i eat from wake up to bed time and still have been losing 3 lbs a week this past summer. they are changing my TPN formula this week adding more calories at first.
randynoguts 



     http://www.geocities.com/randynogutsweb/


gachrons
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 9/24/2008 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Randy loving that man's best friend and I'am doing a little giggling here at the teasing I been giving you. Your looking pretty good and been in your sight before . Thanks for the invite, lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


randynoguts
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2003
Total Posts : 6050
   Posted 9/24/2008 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
i know gail, i was just meaning that me having CD gives the wife an excuse !
randynoguts 



     http://www.geocities.com/randynogutsweb/


gachrons
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 9/24/2008 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I'am not married so my vote's out here but I would think that some people do have issues to deal with and for women it's more of a internal thing I guess that's why the women probably wander about such things. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


Sniper
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 6518
   Posted 9/24/2008 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Did someone say the ,S, word ? I dont know about statistics but I would think, if you ask, women would say that men are more likely to be full of crap ,,and men would say that women think they know all sorts of crap. When it comes to the other , s , word I thinks its 50/50. Trouble is that 50 % are not in the mood when the other 50% are. I also know that Randy must be a hunk a hunk of burning love. That because he has fever most of the time...Blow in his pic line, he'll follow you anywhere...
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.


Margie11
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 9/24/2008 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Take a heap of Crohn's symptoms, add a few major Hurricanes, and you get one huge strange sense of humor. devil

Oh, PS Randys got way more guts than most of the guy's I've encountered in my 50 years turn


Crohn's for life, symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reiters-explains sooo much. Great control on SCD (when I'm good) and I get by with a lotta help from my friends!
 
                                              Margie11

Post Edited (Margie11) : 9/24/2008 9:32:09 PM (GMT-6)


randynoguts
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2003
Total Posts : 6050
   Posted 9/24/2008 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for sticking up for me sniper and margie! haha
randynoguts 



     http://www.geocities.com/randynogutsweb/


Sniper
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 6518
   Posted 9/25/2008 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Rando,,,you da man...Margie, I resemble that remark.
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.


JohnD
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2004
Total Posts : 472
   Posted 9/25/2008 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
OK now I'm lost. Are we for or against sex?
40, Married?????? w/ 4 kids
Had problems (pain, bleeding, nausea) since age 13.

Dx'd with Crohn's in Spring of 1991.
Broke the L1(mid back) in 1999
went on Remicade in early 2004.
Pain Doc believes the LLQ pain are pinched nerves
spinal cord stimulator implanted july 3, 17, Aug 27


eyesoffire30
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 296
   Posted 9/25/2008 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   

In my house it is split 50/50....I am all for it and hubby is all against it. I have been hav ing alot of issues with joint and muscle pain the last 3 months and I finally broke down and let it all out to him and he said he is afraid to touch me because he doesn't want it to hurt me more. I told him to bring it on because i need to know he still wants me!! It is so emotional at times because I feel from my weight gain that he will never look at me the same and it rips me apart emotionaly and I know that is not good for the pain I am in.

Randy you make me smile alot when I read your humor!!


Surgery Aug 3,2007...15 inches small and 3 inches of large intestine removed. On no meds and in my first flare since.
 
"Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside." Mark Twain. I love that one!!!!


gachrons
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 9/25/2008 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey John you cracked me up with that remark.According to Sniper it's 50% s and %) sh.. .lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


Sniper
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 6518
   Posted 9/25/2008 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Gachrons, Just tell them I'm the one without the groove in my belly..When Randy parts his hair it goes all the way down to his,,,,,,well,,,,,way down there....John, welcome to the lost boys,,but are you sure that spinal cord stimulator is in the right place ????
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.


gachrons
Veteran Member


Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 9/25/2008 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
OK lets get serious. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


Margie11
Regular Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 467
   Posted 9/25/2008 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
WHAT We were not serious???

Crohn's for life, symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reiters-explains sooo much. Great control on SCD (when I'm good) and I get by with a lotta help from my friends!
 
                                              Margie11


randynoguts
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2003
Total Posts : 6050
   Posted 9/27/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
well to qoute a politician, " i was for it before i was agianst it" id give anything to be against something now! :0)
randynoguts 



     http://www.geocities.com/randynogutsweb/


LBJ
Veteran Member


Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 511
   Posted 9/28/2008 5:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I know when I hurt and don't feel well, I don't want my husband near me!! He always gets upset and I know he doesn't understand even though he says he does. I hurt and don't feel good ALOT so you can imagine how our sex life is. If you ask my hubby, he would probably say "What is sex?" LOL
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS and Arthrities too
 
Meds I have tried:  Too many to list- LOL
Meds currently on:  Prednisone-  I am off of it!!   YAAHH!!! :-)   
                           Methotrexate injections once a week 25mg
                           Folic Acid 5mg every day
                           Wellbutrin twice a day
No Surgeries
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
38 posts in this thread.
Viewing Page :
 1  2 
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, December 09, 2016 4:19 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,735,540 posts in 301,315 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151416 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, JoanOnan.
309 Guest(s), 11 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
George_, ewafromwarsaw, Gemlin, Loutucky, Girlie, LG13, Dmc695, U B Tough, Tall Allen, rcmark, multifacetedme


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer