Sorry to hear you have not been keeping well. I am probably not the best person to offer any advice as I have not been officially diagnosed with Crohns. My Dr suspects thats what I have and I go for a colonoscopy on Tuesday. I asked the Dr can I have crohns without running to the toilet all day every day. He said that everyone has different effects.
It is also possible your diet and lifestyle plays a part. If you live on junk food and are stressed out alot, chances are you would have IBS anyway. If you live and eat healthy chances are you would not have these symptoms as bad.
Sorry I cant be more helpful.
Post Edited (beave) : 10/5/2007 1:53:38 PM (GMT-6)
I was diagnosed in april of this year but i actually went to the doctor in 2004 for severe cramps. I don't recall having much "d" but the cramps put me in the floor. all i could do was roll up in a ball and cry. My doctor diagnosed me with ibs but then february 2007 i had a horrible flair up. I did have "d" this time and weight loss (mostly b/c it felt better not to eat)and that's what prompted me to go to doctor and take it more seriously and that's when i found out i had crohn's. I think crohn's just affects different people in different ways.
I was just diagnosed with Crohn's Disease on Friday and I've been having quite a pity party. I'm worried about this interferring with my job. I am a preschool teacher. Are most people able to function normally with the exception of a few days here and there? Also, my doctor is switching me from Asacol to Pentasa. He says that the Asacol is only able to reach half of the area that is affected. Has anyone else been switched and does it help? My doctor also said that once he gets the Crohn's under control I'll have more energy and probably won't get sick as much. Has anyone else noticed more energy with treatment?