Yellowfin- I also share your skepticism of the medical industry, seen my fair share of loss, and the more people I lose to cancer or other illness the more you wonder how dedicated the DRS are for a cure. You know the patients and their families and friends are desperate for the cure but how hard are they really working toward one?
I have had bad anxiety my whole life, always got a "tummy ache" before school starting back in pre-school and to this day have bad morning sickness. A lot of D in my childhood and come the time I was a teenager going to the bathroom to poo more than I peed and it was just normal to me. I always got ill when I was nervous, I always had issues with my emotions and my over active belly. After my diagnoses I thought it was my fault from stressing so hard and having an eating disorder. But they say it has nothing to do with it. They told me it isn't my fault.
My anxiety is so intense now with the Crohns that I take multiple medications, attend group, go to a weekly therapy session and still freak out a lot haha.. But I am trying to heal mentally and hope that working my menals out in therapy helps settle my disease. I think you have to attack this illness from all angles.
27 year old female. Dx with UC in June 2003. Flare up in June 2006 led to CD dx. Steroid dependant and flaring out of control I started Remicade in Jan 2007 which lead me to remission... Until now :P Feb 2009 came with another flare..
Current Meds: Remicade, Asacol, Bentyl, Phenergan, Reglan, Ultram, Celexa, Seaonale, Invega, Nurotin, Iron, Fish Oil, Lacto and a Multi Vitamin
"There's Hope. It doesn't cost a thing to smile; You don't have to pay to laugh; You better thank God for that!"