A painful and debilitating illness that prevents many normal, every day functions e.g. eating, walking, adequate time to be awake, etc. due to excessive cramping, bowel movements, blood loss, inability to eat, among other symptoms as well as side effects from being required to take several different kinds of medication in order to reach even that level of functioning.
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20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."