Wow... I am overwhelmed and grateful for the many responses to my question. Anyone ever feel like a freak of nature??? I bought a really wonderful book last night and it is going to be a big help to me. I don't have time to go into all that I would like to say right now, because I have to get my fanny to work. Twenty-one little first graders will be bouncing into my classroom in 45 minutes, and I need to beat them getting there! (lol) I am excited to have found this forum. Thank you for jumping in to respond quickly. I hope you all have a great day... please look for more posts from me. I need ya'll!! (Hey, you could be my "Crohnies"...) Ha!!
Hmmm...my daughter has Crohn's only in the terminal ileum, but no D.
Am interested in finding out more about why only a minority has C rather than D, but haven't been able to find related research.
My problem had always been D a couple times a week and now since I have been Dx'd I've been getting C. Not sure if it's cuz I cut back on fiber (and eating in general) or what. But now my problem with the C is I seem to get so backed up that it effects my breathing. I have asthma and when I'm really backed up, I have a hard time catching a full breath. I've also had a lump in my throat at times. I'm not sure that my doc fully believes me but we're trying to deal with it. I just bought some Metamucil and some stool softeners.
Oh, and some days I'll have C with D right behind it waiting. That's the worst pain when the C has to come out before the D can. I can't believe I'm talking about this!!