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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 129
Posted 11/1/2007 2:04 AM (GMT -7)
I thought when I heard the word Remission from my doctor I'd be overjoyed. Instead I have anxiety, nightmares, can't sleep. He said we should use this window of time to get pregnant. Also something I thought I'd be so happy to hear. I feel alone. I feel everything on my shoulders. I'm scared out of my mind. I don't feel like I can depend on anyone except myself - and I don't feel like I can handle my own problems anymore.
I just made an appointment with a counselor via EAP and I hope they can help me.
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 565
Posted 11/1/2007 3:00 AM (GMT -7)
awww well no wonder you have anxiety! your dr. is pretty much telling you QUICK READY GO GET PREGNANT. of course that is a lot of pressure. so sorry you are feeling so down. you can always turn to us here on the board though! i really don't know what i would do without this place :)
*hugs* to you and good luck at your appointment. let us know how you make out and hang in there!
.: stephanie :.
32 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
currently taking 20mg prednisone, 4000mg pentasa daily & vicodin for pain
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
Posted 11/1/2007 6:21 AM (GMT -7)
Hi Newlywed3, I am so sorry you are feeling this way. I think the counselor will be a great help to you. I too get anxious with this DD and have to occasionally taking Valium to control it. It works really well for me. I don't use it everyday, just for those anxious moments. Good luck and (((BIG HUGS))) to you.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 900
Posted 11/2/2007 1:42 AM (GMT -7)
Newlywed3 I'm sorry you are feeling so frightened, pressured and panicky. Try taking a deep breath from your nose to your toes...right now. Now another one. There is nothing worse than feeling like you are alone, and have the world on your shoulders....and not knowing which way to turn.
This is not easy...but you will have to force yourself to remember to BREATHE. Slow down and take deep breaths several times a day. Set your watch if you have to.
The next is to try to focus on the moment. The sunshine outside....take a walk, notice the colors of the trees, the birds, the flowers....force yourself again to notice people....try to give them a smile.....CHOOSE to feel happy for 15 minutes a day. Tell yourself you will not worry for these next 15 minutes and force yourself to focus on someone, or something else.
I have had the worst 20 years of my life.....have had to give up my home and family twice to stay safe....have had to start again with nothing but the clothes on our backs . My strength has come from knowing that people are basically good. That happiness is a choice, regardless of our circumstances. and that a life of giving thanks for little things....being grateful for small t hings , changes your way of thinking....
For me it has led to peace of mind, and with that the clarity to make sound decisions....or the silence to be able to listen to what my still small voice, my intuition is trying to tell me. ]
If I sound like I'm preaching I'm sorry. Doctors told me I would never have any babies and I have two healthy and beautiful girls.
Come to us often dear one.....we are here to listen, and support you. I may not have the solution to your problem but someone else is bound to have advice you can use. We all care about
Love and prayers,
50 yr.old retired RN,
Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1136
Posted 11/2/2007 2:13 AM (GMT -7)
My sister in law sent me this today, I hope it gives you a chuckle..................
Pregnancy, Oestrogen and Women
Pregnancy Q & A & more!
Q: Should I have a baby after 35?
A: No, 35 children is enough.
Q: I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?
A: With any luck, right after he finishes university.
Q: What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?
Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational.
A: So what's your question?
Q: My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labour, but pressure. Is she right?
A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.
Q: When is the best time to get an epidural? A: Right after you find out you're pregnant.
Q: Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labour?
A: Not unless the word "divorce" means anything to you.
Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A: Yes, pregnancy.
Q: Do I have to have a baby shower?
A: Not if you change the baby's nappy very quickly.
Q: Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
A: When the kids are in university.
10 WAYS TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE "OESTROGEN ISSUES"
1. Everyone around you has an attitude problem.
2. You're adding chocolate to your cheese omelet.
3. The dryer has shrunk every last pair of your jeans.
4. Your husband is suddenly agreeing to everything you say.
5. You're using your mobile phone to dial up every car sticker that says: "How's my driving-call 0800-".
6. Everyone's head looks like an invitation to batting practice.
7. Everyone seems to have just landed here from "outer space".
8 You can't believe they don't make a tampon bigger than Super Plus.
9 You're sure that everyone is scheming to drive you crazy.
10. The ibuprofen bottle is empty and you bought it yesterday..
TOP TEN THINGS ONLY WOMEN UNDERSTAND
10. Cats' facial expressions.
9. The need for the same style of shoes in different colors.
8. Why bean sprouts aren't just weeds.
7. Fat clothes.
6 Taking a car trip without trying to beat your best time.
5. The difference between beige, ecru, cream, off-white, and eggshell.
4. Cutting your hair to make it grow.
3. Eyelash curlers.
2. The inaccuracy of every bathroom scale ever made.
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