Getting dizzy after diarrhea isn't a surprise. Include energy on the list of things it's draining from you! Not only are you dehydrating yourself and expelling nutrients before your body can absorb them, but you're also working really hard and stressing your systems; you're straining, you're cramping, your blood pressure and heartrate skyrocket, and you may be left feeling weak and shaky. And if you're running to the bathroom many times a day, you're completely exhausting yourself.
Make sure you get enough rest and enough liquids (even though they seem to pass straight through you).
Surgery is my one and only fear. If I knew that there wasn't a chance of having surgery in this lifetime, I would be the happiest human being in the world!!! what I am afraid of in terms of surgery is that I will not wake up from it. Maybe it a phsycological (sp?) thing, I remember when I gave birth to my children, I begged my doctor not to give me anesthetic, and he was so surprised, he told me other women begg to have one!!! I don't know why I'm so afraid of having surgery, it's just the way I am. On the other hand I know that surgery has helped a lot of people and given them years of remission. Maybe if I knew that surgery would definately give me my old self back for a couple of years, I would do it, but if nobody can guarantee that this is the case, then I refuse to have it. Don't get me wrong, this is just my way of thinking, that I will not opt for surgery unless I have tried all the medicine there is out there with no luck. For the time being I live a pretty normal life just on Entocort and Salofalk, and I'm not planning a trip to the hospital any time soon, ha ha!!!!!
But I would really be interested to find out if there are other people who have avoided surgery for many years like TeachingAngel.
Nikki, Salofalk is a pentasa drug, that's the trade name here in Greece. I have been on Entocort for more than two months, and I saw an improvement within 2 weeks, but it can take up to 8 weeks to work, so you have to be patient.
I understand that you have been through a lot of stuff, that's why you have to be optimistic, and enjoy every single moment of your life with your family. Believe me, Crohns may not have a cure, but it's a manageable disease. Being positive and having a smile on your face, can keep you going!!!!!