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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 3/3/2009 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   
How you doing today? I'm thinking about you!
27 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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Date Joined Sep 2005
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   Posted 3/3/2009 10:31 PM (GMT -7)   
So am I! *hug*
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1753
   Posted 3/3/2009 11:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you guys so much...mentally I am doing *much* better. The stress(and consequential eating of really bad food) has exacerbated a lot of things as far as Crohn's goes--bleeding again grrr--, but I feel better on the whole after having worked all of this out. He and I spent all day together, played halo, streetfighter etc., cooked dinner, and so on.
The fact that there was another girl in that brief period he was talking to has still bothered me a lot, and I told him so today. Also, that it would make me uncomfortable for a little while since these past couple of weeks of fighting, figuring things out, and laying darker confessions out on the table has left me really shaken so...I mean she did ask him the DAY we decided to take a break.
But we talked about it a lot, he said he would never speak to her again if that's what I wanted(I'm not that kind of person), and I think we're pretty comfortable. He had to write an essay for Japanese class today about where he wanted to be in ten years and I had to ask the obvious..and he said "I really hope with you." It's no guarantee I realize..I guess no one can claim that, but it makes things feel a lot better.

I'm thinking about asking my GI about stress medication to kind of balance out the erratic, depressed behavior I've been experiencing you guys think this is the right way to go? I used to think I would never need it, but things can't go on like they did. I'm serious about my promise to make some life changes, but I don't know if I can do it by myself. Though your advice, critical or not, and encouragement have helped tremendously. I can't thank you enough...
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 3/4/2009 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Lmills many of us with this DD develop anxiety or depression because of our lives with Crohns. I, and I happen know Fitzy does too, use Xanax when are anxiety ramps up. It has been a godsend. I now can recognize when I am becoming anxious and am able to take the Xanax and calm down. I kept thinking I was having little flares, come to find out it was anxiety. I only use my Xanax now maybe 2-3 times a month. Hope this helps.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 1284
   Posted 3/4/2009 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I take medicine for depression, too. Especially with prednisone messing with ya, I think it'd be a good route to go, LMills. I'm glad that you're doing better mentally. I hope you feel better physically soon, too.
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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