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   Posted 5/22/2009 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I am getting married today, which is a wonderful thing. However, I am taking 20mg of Prednisone, Nexium, Salofalk, and Cipro for a bladder infection, and so I am feeling a little fed up.

It appears that along with the Crohn's I have IBS too. My Crohn's flare up started in March and my GI was a little upset that I was still going ahead with the wedding, but rescheduling the wedding of 120 seemed just as stressful. Aside from a few Bridezilla moments ('roid rage induced I'm sure!) I have tried to be very zen about the whole thing.

Any ideas how I can control the IBS for the night so that I can eat the wonderful food and perhaps have a glass of wine without rushing out in the middle of the meal? I am taking Metamucil, which helps.

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   Posted 5/23/2009 12:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations!!! and i hope your wedding is a wonderful day its understandable to have mixed emotions on a very special day just relax im sure you will forget about your illness and enjoy the festivities.
Dont let CD control this important occasion less you can think about it the better
To control it would be difficult but you never know you might find you could go few hours toilet free... i would eat moderate and would have maybe 1 glass of wine
Good luck sorry i cant be more help to you..

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   Posted 5/23/2009 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   

Just wanted to say congrats on your marriage. The wedding is over now, I hope you had a wonderful day. Big hugs!!
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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   Posted 5/23/2009 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
how did it go? beautifully, I am sure
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.

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   Posted 5/23/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Congradulations on the wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Hope you have a long happy life together!

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   Posted 5/23/2009 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! Hope it was a great day for you and just the beginning of many more!

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   Posted 5/24/2009 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to say Congrats, I hope all went well and as planned.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

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Hunter & Hailey.
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   Posted 5/24/2009 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! I hope you had a wonderful time and that your honeymoon is going smoothly.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
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.
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   Posted 5/25/2009 6:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone. It went beautifully. I stuck to a few sips of wine and tastes of all the food. I avoided the chocolate cake!! I am now wondering how to photoshop the pictures of me with the prednisone moon face etc!! Oh, well, at least I am now married to a wonderful man who loves me anyway!

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   Posted 5/25/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
That is wonderful writermum! As to photo shop, do you have long hair? Or was your veil in front of your shoulders? I usually use a darker blush or you can combine the colors on photoshop to do this (on the sucked in part of the face when you make a fish face) and my long hair to cover up the cubby cheeks. I have some curl so it helps.
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