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   Posted 3/25/2009 1:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Stress seems to be a trigger that affects my GI tract and sleep patterns. I'm beginning to believe my last severe flare up was a direct result from high stress for a long period of time. I was having major sleep problems due to the anxiety from the stress, and eventually my body broke down.


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   Posted 3/25/2009 3:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Stress and anxiety is a big factor for me, last weekend was really busy for me and i am still trying to recover.
24 year old female
Diagonsed with Crohns disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort

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   Posted 3/25/2009 3:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree that stress plays a major factor in my flares. I try to think good thoughts and avoid the stress. The older I get, the better I am getting at saying no and listening to my body tell me to slow down.

What am I talking about..... I am helpiing 1st and 2nd graders frost 160 cupcakes today. LOL

Dx'd with Crohns 1984 and polycystic kidney diease in 1996
I was in remission for 16 years, Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, folic acid, and Enalapril, Have been flaring on and off since August.
I love my life and everyday I pray that my body cooporates and allows me to do what I have planned.

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   Posted 3/25/2009 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree as well. Antibiotics didn't help at all, but I feel like most of my last flare was due to terrible stress. Things have started to improve with lessening of the stressful situations so..
I hope you're having the same results. I know it's not a good feeling at all to be stuck in that rut.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 357
   Posted 3/25/2009 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Stress is a huge factor.. the feeling of my guts clenching from nerves is awful because I know that it doesn't just end there.. "normal" people can get butterflies and then move on; us CDers end up with so much more...
32 year old female... diagnosed with Crohn's/Colitis at age 16, then with Proctitis in 2005... right hemi-coloctomy April 2001 (removed 12 inches)... currently taking 100mg 6MP, Canasa, acidolpholus, Protonix, B12 injections once a month, tapering dose of 40mg Prednisone, Bentil and Percoset as needed... considering Remicade

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