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LMills
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   Posted 8/12/2009 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
This morning I woke up feeling absolutely horrible, had to use the restroom several times or every time I moved it felt like, and couldn't get anything down except for the first ensure I've been desperate enough to drink in a long time.
Even better is that I had work at a new job an hour after I woke up. You don't sit down, you don't get to run to the bathroom whenever you need to, and there is ALWAYS something to be done.

BUT!!

I don't know what happened afterward. I worked almost ten hours today, no BM's, and I didn't pass out from lack of energy.
I don't know where it came from, but I'm really glad I made it through...It was a complete 180 from how I felt this morning. I'm still afraid that things might be trying to flare up so I'm going to need to be more careful..but at least I know the ability to do it is there.

Anyway, just wanted to share. Am hoping maybe other people have good stories to give as well?
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, omeprazole in the morning, and a women's multivitamin. I'm also trying a B vitamin complex, but it doesn't seem to be working so I'm considering the shots.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
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ISF13+
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   Posted 8/13/2009 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I would have to call that "mind over matter".  Sometimes that happens with me too.  I'm glad that you were able to have a nice, successful day and I wish you many, many more.  smilewinkgrin
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, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Flagyl 250mg, 3xday, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone & Entocort


FitzyK23
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   Posted 8/13/2009 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree w/ ISF - you could have been sick from pre-job nerves. Congrats on finding work though. Without "outing" yourself can you say what line of work you are in? If you think part of it is the "what ifs" and jitters, I suggest taking a couple immodium before work for a couple days.
27 Year old married female.  Graduated law school this year and waiting for results of the bar exam.  Start a new job sometime in September.  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 8/13/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
That's the odd thing though...I wasn't nervous, just tired. I'm not disagreeing though. I do think a lot of it was mind over matter, but I'm wondering if it was over something else since I go to that store all the time anyway.
I work at a craft store called Joann by the way. It's a good way to get lost in projects that don't require too much physical exertion.
I would take immodium, but stools are actually back to being kind of solid so I'm afraid!!

And thank you guys so much :)
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking: Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, omeprazole in the morning, and a women's multivitamin. I'm also trying a B vitamin complex, but it doesn't seem to be working so I'm considering the shots.
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."


ISF13+
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Total Posts : 202
   Posted 8/13/2009 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   

First off, that's kind of funny, my 2nd job (part-time) is at Roberts Crafts.  Joann's is a competitor of ours.  Not sure why that struck me as funny, but it did.

Have you ever tried Levsin or Hyomax?  When I'm out shopping, I put a Levsin under my tongue and it usually keeps my bowels calmed down enough to get through the store.

 


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, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Flagyl 250mg, 3xday, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on:  Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone & Entocort

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