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   Posted 8/26/2008 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I fainted in class today and got asked by my advisor "Do you really think you are healthy enough for this program?"  Never mind that I half way done.

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   Posted 8/26/2008 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi What's with the fainting? What do you contribute it too? Sure hope things get going better for you. How you doing now?lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still gail

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   Posted 8/26/2008 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
((((((((( Navy ))))))))))

Do what your heart tells you to do !!


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   Posted 8/26/2008 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Navy - you can do this!! I'm sure you advisor was trying to say "its ok if you need a break." I hope you get to the bottom of the fainting. Make sure you are getting some calories in and electrolytes. I'll be thinking of you!
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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   Posted 8/26/2008 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
good luck with the fainting. i did that last week and it wasnt fun.. plus people can draw on you face with a sharpie while your down!

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   Posted 8/26/2008 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Navy, I'm sorry. I'll bet that's the last thing you needed to hear this week.

Are you plugged into disability services there?


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   Posted 8/27/2008 3:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Not really sure about what to do. I hope that was what my advisor was saying. I have some speciality appointments today, to get further evaluated. I hope it is just dehydration (and the room was well over 100 degrees-no ac), and not heart problems again. I went to student health and they loaded me up for dehydration, but still have a horrendous headache. I am plugged into disablity services, but got it is the instructors progagitive (sp) whether or not to allow you in class. Oh well at least it is still 100 percent refund time.


Thanks Gail, Rosie, Fitzy, Randy, and Ivy.

In case I missed anyone because I am feeling airheadness thank you too.

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Make sure your suffering has meaning...
All suggestions/options/opinions are caveated with please consult with your local health care provider...

Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 8/27/2008 4:55:23 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 8/27/2008 5:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I was under the impression that advisers never really knew what they were talking about anyway. At least not the ones at my University..I'm sure you know your limits better than they do.
20 years old, Diagnosed with severe Crohn's and colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone, pentasa, alinia, bentyl, prilosec, tandem plus, and the occasional ultracet
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy(very possibly due to Crohn's inflammation) in July of 2008.
Due to start Imuran September 17 depending on blood results.

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   Posted 8/27/2008 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   

Navy....hoping things are better today.  Keep pushing the fluids.

I agree that you know what you are doing.....don't let them talk you out of the program.  You always are so confident and assured here.  I am certain you can finish this!

Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....

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   Posted 8/27/2008 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
(((NAVY))) please be sure to take care of yourself. I hope that the fainting is just dehydration and you are able to finish your class. We are here praying for you.

God Bless,
Gail *Nanners*
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 8/27/2008 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Take care Navy.
Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: 75 mg 6MP. 3mg prednisone (trying to taper). Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).

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   Posted 8/27/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, with a mixture of Crohn's, medications, and heat...there's reason for concern. Like everyone said, hopefully it's dehydration. Take care...

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   Posted 8/27/2008 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   

So sorry! Don't give up!!!  If you need a break take one if not keep on going




Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and Clonazepam 


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   Posted 8/27/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   

You want me to go beat them up for you? devil

Forget that person. You hang in there... YOU CAN DO IT!! Hopefully some extra vitamins and fluids will help. Will keep you in my thoughts. I believe in you and KNOW you can do this. No problem!! yeah

BIG BIG BIG hugs to you!


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   Posted 8/27/2008 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   

Navy, you know my current opinion of advisors. skull

I hope you can find a solution to the fainting.

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   Posted 8/27/2008 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
(((HUGS))) Hope you are feeling better today.
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