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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 85
   Posted 10/5/2009 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, all!
I haven't been on here in a while because I started a new job a couple of months ago, and I have been super busy!  When I started, I felt amazing... Crohn's symptoms were at a minimum.  I had energy, and I wasn't making restroom-runs a million times a day, which was awesome since I have been in intense training for the past few weeks.  But for about 2 weeks I have been in a flare- I ate a few things I shoudn't have, and I should've known better. nono   Sure enough, it through me right into a flare, and I have had the hardest time climbing out of this one.  Usually I can start eating better and start feeling better, but I'm really having a hard time.  It's especially hard since I've been so busy, because it's not always convenient to eat "healthy" things, if you know what I mean.  It's so difficult to get up every morning and drag myself to work, when 2 weeks ago it was so easy.  I'm mad at myself, and I'm mad at this stupid disease for messing up my life everytime I think something good is finally happening for me.  I feel like right behind every good thing, is my Crohn's waiting in the shadows, ready to jump out and ruin it all.  Is there any hope for an end?  I just pray that someday there will be a cure, or at least a medication that can really control the symptoms FOREVER and not just temporarily or for a few months (just enough to make you feel like you are a normal person now). Anyway, I just needed to unload because it's been a rough time for me lately. Thanks to all for listening. :-)
Currently taking: Humira 40mg/every other week, Imuran 50 mg/day, Zoloft 50 mg/day, vitamins and supplements, Phenergan and Ultram as needed, prednisone tapering down
Have taken: Cyclosporine, Pentasa/Asacol, Aciphex, Sulfasalizine, Cipro & Flagyl, Prednisone, various pain med's, Xanax
Diet:  have tried Maker's Diet, currently on gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free diet
Surgeries: Appendectomy 2001, Ileocecotomy 2007

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 1177
   Posted 10/5/2009 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Brittany! I'm so sorry you are in flare up. It does suck so very badly when you start flaring after a good period. After a really rough year last year, my husband has been in remission for a while, and this past september the c-diff infection came back, and he may also have started a crohn's flare as well, that we're currently dealing with that. It does suck the wind right out of your sails when you realize that crohn's is rearing its ugly head again. I'm so sorry you are dealing with another flare up. (((Hugs)))

We can all certainly commiserate with the "Oh God NO!" feeling you have when you realize that crohn's is starting to flare up. I think that feeling is part of dealing with a chronic illness that we can't exert any control over really. The best we can do is ride out the tough times, and hope the tough times don't last too long. Hopefully the flare will be short lived, and you can go back to normal soon. Do keep your stress down . . . it really does do your body a world of hurt.

Hope you heal real soon!

Husband with Crohn's
Diagnosed March 2003 Ulcerative Proctitis
Diagnosed March 2008 Crohn's & C-diff, hospitalized 45 days
Canasa, Lialda, Remicade, VSL#3, Florastor
In Remission since June 2008
Stopped vancomycin for c-diff Jan 1 2009
C-diff free, until Sep 2, 2009
Fighting c-diff, I guess for life

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 10/6/2009 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Are you still on your medications? Maybe you will need to tweek them a little to get you back into remission. Don't let this go to long, as it will only get harder to get it back under control.

Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
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