I'm new to the forum. I just wanted to ask if anyone has found any kind of diet or natural medicine that has worked w/relieving any CD symptoms. I have heard of the Maker's Diet and am looking more into that. But what else is out there? Anything natural? I've been on Entocort and Cipro...But the side effects of the Entocort were pretty ridiculous. I am getting off that now and want to try something more natural.
If you know of anything, please do share.
Diagnosed with CD in Jan 07 after going to different doctors for fissures or what I thought were hemmeroids. After getting a colonoscopy they found out I had Crohns. I had no idea what the hell CD was, but once I read up on it, realized I've had mild symptoms since age 12. I'm now 19.
I have mild to moderate CD, and don't have many symptoms other than my 3 fissures, stomach pain after eating, diarreah, bloating, cramping, gastritis on occasion, and then other random health issues that are caused from CD like gingivitis for example.
I'm currently on Cipro and Entocort (3mg/3xday). The Entocort has given me lots of issues. Really puffy cheeks, the inability to lose any weight while working out constantly, lots of acne, weird hair growth, and these random stretch marks on my thighs and breasts. I told my Dr. I thought I had Cushings Syndrome, which is an effect of Entocort, but she doesn't believe me.
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