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xraygrrl
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   Posted 6/2/2009 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Two years ago, after a year of trying to put on weight & get over 100 lbs, I gave up & cried as I gave away all of my "normal" sized clothes & started shopping in the children's department. Fast forward 2 years of Humira/Remicade/Prednisone/Entecort/etc etc etc. Today I got my first pair of size 10 pants in the mail & packed up everything under that for Goodwill again. Sigh. I need a bigger closet.

LMills
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   Posted 6/2/2009 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
My closet is packed with all of my different sized clothes...I don't have space for anything because of it!
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 prescribed by my GI.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 6/2/2009 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree size 10-26 here.
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aoccc
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   Posted 6/2/2009 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I say no to clothes! Just say no.
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional random junk food breaks :)
No meds ever.


onthecan
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   Posted 6/2/2009 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah  ood Evening Xraygirl I hear what your saying I to have a huge assortment of clothes ranging from size-2 to 12 top that I think all Crohn's patients secretly want to be thin at first I would get so frustrated and give all my old barely worn clothes to my niece who's mom couldn't afford than I would get sick again and the clothes would have fit,so now  I have my little girl clothes fro the super skinny and my IV steroids clothes fro when I'm busting and my fat clothes when nothing fits except baggy clothes but its nice to have a variety.I just recently went to sears and racked up my car almost $500 cause I figured this size I have been since a while there 4 I wanted something in style and something that fit me verses looking like the bag lady with dread locks!!!!lol So I say treat yourself to some new ones that make u feel good if money is tight they have a lot of nice used clothes at the second hand stores and that way its not a huge waste of money if u out grow them but keep all your classic pieces they never go out of style like dress jackets,dresses,skirts,shoes(Cause every women loves her shoes) u can just pick up a few blouses and some cool Tee's maybe a skort and a couple of skirts.Have fun shopping I'm going on Thursday they have great deals on at Sears every Thursday so have fun I'll be thinking of ya!Jenn AKA (SHOP-AHOLIC)

Had Crohns 17 years had numerous bowel resections,fistulas,fissures,hemmies,kidney problems,fibro,arthritis,dignosed at 13 had GI feeding tube,nasal feeding tube,cental lines,ports,4 ruptured bowel emergency surgeries,TMJ,depression,current meds are Hydromorphone,30 ,Hydromophome,8 ,Ketoprofen,100 ,Trazadone,50 ,Lorazepam,10 ,Zopliclone,5 ,atriplyine,75 ,Losac,50 Tylenol Athritis ,B-12 injections ,Iron injections ,Gravol,75 Predisone,5mg ,Humira,40mg once a week.Still looking for the doctor with all the answers if you find him forward him to me please.P.S my bathroom is the nicest room in my house cause i spend so much time there,i am thinking about installing the computer and maybe a hot-dog stand.


aoccc
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   Posted 6/2/2009 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
After reading your post, this is much easier for guys. Most just don't care if its in style or not or even if it fits right hehe
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional random junk food breaks :)
No meds ever.


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 6/2/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Funny thing is my shoe size has changed as well. 8 1/2 to a ten
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ivy6
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   Posted 6/2/2009 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, Navy, that's both weird and amazing.
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andorable
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   Posted 6/2/2009 9:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I can relate I have always been a small build and gained some weight while being on large doses of pred i gained 2 sizes but not only have i had to buy bigger clothes than normal I now have to completely change the type of clothes I used to wear due to now having a bag attached to me. Its so frustrating and an expensive exercise! Will it ever end?

78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 6/2/2009 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Since my surgery, I've been hovering right around 118-122. I'm trying to get to between 125-130, but it just doesn't look like I'll make it. One thing I'd like to do is try to build some muscle. I just seem so un-toned and 'flabby', even though I'm very light/thin.
I had a difficult time with clothes. After my entire life since High School being one size, I now keep about 3 sizes: very thin (under 115), my usual (120-130) and larger "prednisone-clothes". One thing that I found I *loved*, was scrub pants. I have med, lrg and x-lrg sizes. They are much more versatile size-wise than proper pants, slacks and jeans. I also found they kept me cooler when I had 'prednisone sweats' from overheating and they also dried quicker when I did sweat.
One of the things I remember most about my time on pred was I never needed to wear a jacket in the winter unless it was very windy and/or I spent extended periods of time outside.
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
 
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  No improvement with Remicade.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returned after resuming 6MP.  Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and had great results with IM injections.  Nausea and symptoms returning with oral MTX.  Switched back to IM injections and am slowly improving.


Chronicallyill
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   Posted 6/2/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel for ya. I range between 135 and 150. In january all my clothes were falling off of me and now they are getting tight again. I had just gotten rid of all my skinny clothes when i got sick again. What bad timing. Lol.

Age:22/6"1'/146lb - Diagnosed: 2001 @ age 15 now 22
First time mom as of March 8th 2008
Past drugs: Pentasa, Flagyl, Budesonide, Prednisone, tons of Antibiotics, Didrocal, 6mp
Past herbal remedies and vitamins:Probiotics, Omega 3&6, Prenatal vitamins, B12, Calcium, iron, vit C, vit D, vit E, Selenium, mineral drops
Current drugs: Valtrex, Methotrexate as of October 2008
Problems:Fissure and Tags on rectum, blood clots, Chronic UTI's, Osteopenia, Ulcers in my decending Colon
No surgeries....yet. Gone through 5 G.I.'s found a 6th G.I. crossing my fingers
Procedures: 4 colonoscopies, 1 upper endoscopy, 2 barium swallows, 1 biopsy of the fissure and tag (chron's affected)


tiaeight
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   Posted 6/2/2009 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I know how you feel.  Size 0 to 6 in my closet.  Very frustrating.  Hoping you do well..

Julie1014
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   Posted 6/3/2009 2:23 AM (GMT -7)   
We could all save a lot of money and join a nudist colony, LOL!!! :-) :-)
Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2006, Fibromyalgia Nov. 2008, Anxiety Disorder since childhood
Asacol 3 times a day, Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks, Prednisone 10 mg, Miralax,  Prevacid 30mg, Vit B12, Vitamin D, Slow-FE (Iron), Hydrocortisone enemas
Imuran stopped 9/8/08 (possible Pancreatitis)
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg three times a day, 1mg at bedtime (for anxiety attacks)
 
 
 
 
 


eva124
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   Posted 6/3/2009 3:38 AM (GMT -7)   
lol hate my clothes atm just wen i get back into a NZ size 8 i keep putting on weight and nw ima 12 :( want to be back in my 8's damit cnt tell if this weight is from the roids or me finally putting on some weight
dx 17 aug 2007
21 yrs old
13 dec 2007 resection/temp illeostomy 14 feb 2008 temp illeostomy reversed 
150mg azamun
3000mg pentasa


HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 6/3/2009 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   

I'm right there with you all.  before I got married, my three bedroom house was perfect.  One closet of big clothes, one rooms closet was smaller (I have never been small) clothes and the third bedrrom closet was dress clothes in all sorts of sizes.  Now I have to share my closets with my husband who does not believe in folding clothes--he hangs everything.  Now looking for a four bedroom house.  The fourth room will just be one big closet!

I'm still trying to get the jeans people to stop putting lycra in the pants.  It's bad enough I own several sizes, but when one pair changes sizes as I wear it urgghhhhh.  I'm sorry they do not go back to shape after I bloat!


Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....


karendee
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   Posted 6/3/2009 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I hate clothes too!!!
 
I just keep gaining and gaining. I am huge and sick of this.
 
I am thinking of taking all my smaller clothes to good will.
Karen

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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

 

 


inflamed
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   Posted 6/3/2009 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Me too, me too. I HATE clothes right now. It seems like I change sizes with the seasons and when I get back to an old size the clothes are all out of date. I've started trying to buy mostly inexpensive things (Target, Old Navy, HM) with a few special splurges to make me feel better. I figure the cheap stuff will wear out right around the time I change sizes. I do hate only having 3 outfits at a time though.
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.


gumby44
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   Posted 6/3/2009 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Sizes 6-12 for me. It is truly frustrating!
50 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS, and had Salmonella Dec. '07
currently taking Pentasa- 4 500mg pills per day, Metamucil and colace for constipation


FitzyK23
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   Posted 6/3/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Ditto - even w/o flares and steroids I alternate with three sizes depending on my level of bloat. So frustrating. I have 3-10 in my closet and don't plan on getting rid of any. It is a constant debate with hubby. "I have nothing to wear." "what about this?" "It doesn't fit." "So get rid of it." "I can't." "Why." "It will fit tomorrow." And so it goes.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 


LMills
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   Posted 6/3/2009 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Indeed...1-5 here. And that is just the first year. I don't know what to expect in the next.
I can't afford any new clothes so I have to wait for people I know to get rid of theirs or shop at used clothing places...which is not so bad since people get rid of some really beautiful things sometimes.
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 prescribed by my GI.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
bonniegriffith.blogspot.com/
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


EricaVZ
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   Posted 6/3/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm all about the sweat pants!! Elastic waist, pletny of give and take!

Seriously though, we shoudl organize some kind of online clothes swapping system so everyone could share all the various clothes that don't fit anymore and swap with some someone who needs that size and wants something new!

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 6/3/2009 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I have also discoved maternity clothes when just my belly is swelling.
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onthecan
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   Posted 6/3/2009 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   
cry  I guess we all have a few skeletons in our closets,I went to Walmart today got these cube box sets u Velcro them on the clothes bar and they have 6 big sized cube shelves I got about 6 pairs of jeans on each shelf so I got it all in sizes now its a lot easier now instead of getting in that closet and searching 4 something to fit,it gave me a lot of free space in my closet also got a sweater cube shelf with 10 pockets so now there organized by color size and season and I got 2 shoe racks which go over the rod also it frees up much needed floor space each bag holds 10 pairs of shoes there great and there made by a company called Neat Freak and the big 1 with 6 shelves was only $9 dollars and the shoe rack was $7 so for $25 bucks u can free up closet space plus have a spot 4 everything 4 your skinny clothes and your fat clothes,just thought I would share that with u I know every woman is looking 4 more storage and this is a great solution I was able to throw away 53 hangers,I keep all my clothes now cause I know my weight fluctuates so much and its to expensive to run out and buy new clothes 4 steroids and 4 extreme weight lose.I hope that was a good tip 4 the people with little space and mountains of clothes.Jenn yeah smilewinkgrin tongue
Had Crohns 17 years had numerous bowel resections,fistulas,fissures,hemmies,kidney problems,fibro,arthritis,dignosed at 13 had GI feeding tube,nasal feeding tube,cental lines,ports,4 ruptured bowel emergency surgeries,TMJ,depression,current meds are Hydromorphone,30 ,Hydromophome,8 ,Ketoprofen,100 ,Trazadone,50 ,Lorazepam,10 ,Zopliclone,5 ,atriplyine,75 ,Losac,50 Tylenol Athritis ,B-12 injections ,Iron injections ,Gravol,75 Predisone,5mg ,Humira,40mg once a week.Still looking for the doctor with all the answers if you find him forward him to me please.P.S my bathroom is the nicest room in my house cause i spend so much time there,i am thinking about installing the computer and maybe a hot-dog stand.


xraygrrl
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   Posted 6/4/2009 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I'll have to give that a try, MMMNavy. I have a lot of clothes that fit in the leg/butt area but I can't button them over my gut!

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 6/4/2009 7:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I ran into that alot, and my waist measurement could vary so much by what I ate.
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All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.

The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life?  Has your life brought joy to others?

Make sure your suffering has meaning…

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