Its so hard to deal with..i think especially when you are a female...and you are supposed to feel a certain way..and you don't because you have something..that you feel ashamed of..like as if you did something wrong to cause yourself to get this fistula..well its not your fault....and if you feel frustrated or crying..i just have to say join the club..because i totally understand..its the anxiety of the situation..but its just got to get better on one way or another...so even though you feel depressed..just remember their are so many people going through your situation..and you have options..and its your decision..what you decide to do...and one thing so important..do not let..your surgeon..put the fear in your heart..of an abscess..because ..that is what makes you feel this anxiety..you are fearing an abscess fearing discharge..fearing..surgery..you have to take a step back and just breathe..its really going to be okay..and thing truly get better in time..they really do..getting your mind of it..is probally the best thing you can do
yes you can have Crohns in the rectum..its peri-anal disease
yes..prednisone does work..its temporary..you don't take it forever...sure it has a few side effects..but its a miracle drug..that gets rid of inflammation..fast!
You are not alone...Flagyl really never helped me either..their are alot of theorys...about
crohns...some feel that antibiotics work, some think suppress the immune system, some are even saying that we need to help our immune system to be stronger..some say that probiotic infusions may be offered in the future...every GI has their opinion...
I promise you this..i learned when my hubby was in Iraq...everything gets better in time.. believe me
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