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ISF13+
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/25/2009 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
cry   Last night was a bad night for me.  The new developments in symptoms of my CD made me anxious, a bit scared and just down right depressed me.  So I cried.  It didn't help anything but at least I got some of the emotions out with the tears.  My husband thinks I need to go and see a psychiatrist.  I told him I was just having a bad day and crying was the way I felt like dealing with it on that bad day.  I know that many of you are far more worse off than I am in respect to ours CD but sometimes, I need a feel sorry for myself day.  Am I the only one out there who resorts to tears?
Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum.
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, Levsin, Welchol 625mg, Prednisone 10mg(started weaning off, now going back up in dosing).Canesa suppositories, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Misc:  I recently joined a local crohns disease support group that meets monthly.  It has been great talking to and meeting other people who share the same disease.  I hope to continue gaining insight through this forum as well.


LMills
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   Posted 6/25/2009 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Crying is a regular form of catharsis for me. It helps get things out and allows me to collect myself later and move on to work things out. It's just the body's natural reaction to stress and grief.
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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crohnielass
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   Posted 6/25/2009 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi i tend to bottle things up about my crohns sometimes (because i don't want to worry my family) i recently felt like everything was getting on top of me and how long its taking to get sorted out and had agood cry and felt sorry for myself i feel better afterwards though you have to relieve the stress some how hope you are feeling better now Bev x

Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stNo maintance drugs as such on B12 shots,iron syrup,loperimide, 
was on 20mg EScitaliopram.changed to Sertraline 50mg


aoccc
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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 455
   Posted 6/25/2009 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to every now and then...Go buy yourself something fun, or better yet go buy someone else something, that always makes me feel better.
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional random junk food breaks :)
No meds ever.


ivy6
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   Posted 6/25/2009 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Geez. There's nothing wrong with crying. It's healthy, and often much better than bottling things up.

Mind you, if you start crying a few times every day for weeks on end, then your husband would be justified in being concerned, but the occasional sob is no problem :-).

I hope things start improving for you soon.

Ivy.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

New meds thread


Irishmom4
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Total Posts : 457
   Posted 6/25/2009 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Ivy. If you are feeling hopeless and find yourself crying more and more than you might benefit from seeing a professional. But there is nothing wrong with a good old occasional cry.
Dx'd with Crohns 1984 and polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, folic acid, and Enalapril, Have been flaring on and off since August.
 
I love my life and everyday I pray that my body cooporates and allows me to do what I have planned.


Joie1
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 6/26/2009 12:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Sweetie...we all have them. Feels like the that well of mental and emotional strength is filled up and we flood over. I'm not a big cryer. I HATE it when I do it. I never cried as a kid. I cried when I had depression. I cried when I spent three months in a hospital and for weeks before that...when I thought every doctor I saw was going to let me die when they didn't have anything to tell me. I cried when I got well and went through PTSD. Then I cried when I kinda knew...haha in my gut that whatever "IT" was...it was back and I was going to be sick AGAIN. Then they told me it was Crohns. Now...I still hate crying. I still try to put it off and focus on other things...books, happy thoughts, anything and everything else. But then...sometimes I have to face that my life is so much changed...that nothing will ever be the same again...and then I cry. I hide it when I do. No use trying to explain that I ache in my soul from what this disease has taken from me (the most painful being my ability to have children without a fertility specialist...which I can never afford with all the medical expenses I have now and am currently paying for). I'm unsure if I'll ever own my own home with my husband because of the monetary issues this disease has caused us. I'm sure at some point in my life...I'll have a brand new USED car...always dreamed of owning a brand new one.

Still...I get past it all...and focus on healing myself inside and out, toenails to soul...and crying can help with the healing. So I hope you realize some great things still will happen. Some happen to me every now and then...and then I don't even think of the illness or the sadness or anything else...except those wonderful things. I hope something great happens soon for you too.
27/f/CD. 4 CD related surgeries: 2 resections, 2 JP drains, 3 NG tubes, many absesses (including the one my most recent surgery scraped off my ovary) and fistulas.
Currently trying to figure out hip and knee joint pain.
Have lost in these surgeries: appendix, 8 in. intestine, R fallopian tube, gallbladder, 10 in. intestine
Crohns Dx'd: February 2008.
Pentasa (and much mental screaming)

Trying to hang in there until January so I'll have some insurance and can visit a rheumy, neuro, GI, primary, pain control, and possibly a shrink so I could stop crying and living in my own lil pity party. :-P


conker21
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 72
   Posted 6/26/2009 1:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I think i really need to cry but i cant remember the last time i cryed.
I think it would help me too. x
Currently age 21, on 8 pentasa day and start Nestle Modulen very soon!
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2006
Live in the UK
 


ISF13+
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 202
   Posted 6/26/2009 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you ALL for your kind words and encouragement. I think that I'm constantly in the doing everything for my husband and kids mode and then I get to the point of exhaustion and then have a bad crohns day and that's it - my body says "enough - have a good cry - get some sleep - and take care of yourself for a few hours." I think I just have to accept the fact that for one, I'm getting older and my body keeps reminding me of that (my brain thinks I'm still 29 - really though, I'm 47 - ha ha) and my crohns isn't ever going to go away (which I've always known) so I just need to ride out this newest storm. I felt better just getting it out there and getting some feedback from you all. Thank you again.

Joie1 - I drive a 13-yr old mini-van. That's the last vehicle I ever had that was new. I work 2 jobs just to stay above water. My husband has been out of work for over 3-yrs now. I've accepted it and whenever I think about owning a new vehicle, I just think about how awful the monthly payments are and how much my insurance will go up. It does cost alot having to deal with this disease. The prescriptions alone can break anybody. I'm thankful to have a job with insurance. You're not alone and feel free to vent it out at anytime.......

conker21 - go ahead and cry. It does feel better the next day.... :)
Crohn's Disease. 
Diagnosed 13+ years ago. 
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread.  No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum.
Current Medications for the Crohns:  Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, Levsin, Welchol 625mg, Prednisone 10mg(started weaning off, now going back up in dosing).Canesa suppositories, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Misc:  I recently joined a local crohns disease support group that meets monthly.  It has been great talking to and meeting other people who share the same disease.  I hope to continue gaining insight through this forum as well.


britt1449
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 6/26/2009 6:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a friend with a number of medical problems, and she tells me that she gives herself 5 minutes each morning to feel sorry for herself and cry if she needs to. Then she shakes it off, refreshed and ready to take on the day!! It's very therapeutic sometimes.
Brittany
 
Currently taking: Humira 40mg/every other week, Zoloft 50 mg/day, vitamins and supplements
Have taken: Cyclosporine, Pentasa/Asacol, Aciphex, Imuran, Sulfasalizine, Cipro & Flagyl, Prednisone, various pain med's, Xanax
 
Surgeries: Appendectomy 2001, Ileocecotomy 2007

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