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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/11/2008 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel so weak and sad emotionally! You all seem so strong and sure, how do you do it? I know people are going to get tired of hearing that I am sick, what do you say to people! I do not want to come off as a constant complainer, no one understands except you all!  I am also
 so shaky from the pred. and it makes me want to jump out of my skin when I try to lay down at night.
I hate feeling weak sad


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   Posted 8/11/2008 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't beat yourself up. Everything you are feeling is normal, especially being on Pred. Things will get better in time, hang there. Tough I know, but it will get better. (((HUGS)))
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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   Posted 8/11/2008 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry if we give the impression of being strong and sure. Mostly we do it, to try and stay upbeat so we can help people
like you!!

We've all felt like you at one time or another, and in some cases it's a constant. Please don't feel like you're complaining. We're here
to listen and you are not whining. You feel lousy, and that's the worst feeling. Go ahead indulge yourself, rest often if you can. I'm
sure this too will pass. Take care hon & keep us updated....

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 8/11/2008 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
That's what I love about this site - we're all in this together, and can share our ups and downs. I too worry about complaining too often especially to my husband, but then if I don't say anything, he interprets that all must be fine. Recently he was sick with a virus and was crampy and had the runs - surprise...he lay in bed and acted like he was dying. Yet that's what it's like all the time for us, and yet we go to work, cook supper, clean the house....

I just try to do the best I can, and I try to refrain from saying I feel terrible unless I'm really down for the count...if I say I'm sick at work, they know I'm sick. They've seen me come in really ill and tough it out. I kind of take pride in that. It helps me to think of my symptoms on a scale from 1-10. If I'm really sick and should be hospitalized, it's above 8. Below 5 I don't mention anything, I just live with it. Between 6-8, I put my husband on alert, because I feel horrible, but I'm toughing it out, but I know from previous experience that it can escalate quickly.
The good news is I've been running at less than 5's pretty well the whole month of July!!!!

Please keep telling us how you feel - that's what we're here for! This is the best place to share, because we've been there too.


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   Posted 8/11/2008 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sometimes we are stong and sometimes we"re weak things change and your good days are coming too. Pred. can be a bit much at times but as you lower things will feel better mentally. I don't have to tell many people how I feel just my teen but I just tell it like it is. Hope you cheer up I know the pred. made me feel sad it' seems to be a bit of a sideeffect just take it one day at a time. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail

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   Posted 8/11/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
You are living with a life long chronic illness, you are allowed to feel this way, in fact we all do/have felt like this ourselves. Yourself and anyone living with a chronic illness are brave! Please dont think otherwise. Jo
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