I've seen both sides. My daughter, while in High School, missed several weeks because of a flare. She had lost so much weight. People started whispering that she had an eating disorder. She hated it. I, have always been overweight and could never lose weight. Everyone, including me and my doctors, ruled out Crohn's for that very reason. It wasn't until I had to have an emergency resection did we all found out it was Crohn's. Sometimes, secretly, I wish that if I have to have this awful disease, why couldn't it be in the part of my intestines that would let me lose weight. I know that sounds selfish and I'm sorry that I might hurt peoples feelings because I know we all struggle with this disease but I've always had a weight problem and sometimes I don't think it's fair.
Sorry, but I'm just venting again because I'm still struggling to get my weight undercontrol and I just can't.
Sometimes I wonder if my Crohn's is the reason I can't lose weight. I don't eat bad except when I suffer from fatigue so much that I tend eat fast food because I'm too tired to cook. That's not very often though. I'm lucky if I eat 1200 calories a day and I still don't lose weight. Do you think it would be safe to take an appetitite surpressant?