I can totally understand everyone's frustration. I'm opposite. Have always been overweight. Found out I had Crohn's almost 2 years ago. "How could I possibly have this disease and be obese." Everyone's thinking.
Time to vent so please forgive me.
If I'm going to have this terrible, chronic, live-long, incurable, miserable disease, that one of the main symptoms is weight loss, WHY CAN'T I HAVE THAT SYMPTOM
. instead I have gut pain, joint pain, fistulas, "d", fevers, but no, I can't have the one symptom I wouldn't mind having.SORRY!!!!
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor