I find I get jealous of people on this site when they say they are in remission, because I wonder how I would define that. My GI thinks I'm doing great because my blood work is normal, and I move from constipation to normal bowel movements,,,doesn't sound so bad at all. But the thing is, I have to follow the most neurotic diet of almost no fat, no fresh veggies, and very bland food in order to stay stable, and I have some sort of crampy pain, usually lower bowels every day. I have recurrent dreams of eating in fabulous restaurants!!! I guess I just wonder if I should just try to adjust with this level of daily discomfort and accept it, or if I should be pushing for something better, I am now only on Pentasa for the Crohn's. Maybe this is all just IBS, but I don't have a clue how to figure it out!
49 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS, and had Salmonella Dec. '07
currently taking Pentasa- 8 250mg pills per day, Cipro 1 week/month, Metamucil, probiotics