I searched and couldn't find anything so I apologize if this is a repeat question(s).
I've had Crohn's for nine years and I'm having a hard dealing with it emotionally now. I had my worst flare yet in January. I was hospitalized for 7 days with the my "typical" Crohn's symptoms.... bloody stools, vomiting, pain, high fever, dehydration, did I mention pain...
Since then I've been having panic attacks when the thought of traveling ANYWHERE. (just a side note... I work in the social services field and my job requires me to be in client's homes once a week. Right now I have a caseload of 10) so I'm having the attacks quite often. It's the fear of having an accident while in a client's home or while I'm traveling with them. I know what your thinking... just use their restroom if it's an emergency but trust me some of these homes you do not want to go there plus that's a big no, no. I've talked to my primary doc and he's put me on some meds to help this but it's only been a week so no results yet. I guess my question is have any of you went to counseling to deal with the emotional aspect of this DD? And if yes, what type of doc/counselor did/do you see?
I also could use some pain management tips. My GI isn't fond of pain meds because "we need to know if your feeling pain to see if the meds are working" yet when I tell her I'm in pain, I need to give the meds time to work...ugh! FRUSTRATING!
I'm currently on;
Humira, bi-weekly, since October
Asacol, 400 mg tabs, 6x daily, since January
Prednisone, tapering, 5mg