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   Posted 4/17/2009 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I know it is selfish because so many people have so much more to deal with than I do, however I am completly angry about my health today!
I have been taking doing what the doctor says for a year and three mo's and I just don't seem to be getting better.  I mean some symptoms are better, however others seem to have poped up in their place.  For example, I am not having much if any blood, yet I my pain and swelling are so much worse.  I have gainned like 60 pounds since Jan. 2008 and I said I would never complain about it because I would be feeling better....well I'm not feeling better. It is like BLAH!
I have bought some beautiful new clothes (which I also always said was a upside to gainning this weight), yet I am so swollen that I look 9 mos preg. and it hurts.
I just thought that I would be feeling better by now--not 100% of course, but at maybe 80%.
I know so many of you have days like this too--so you wouldn't mind my venting.

35/f   proud single mom of 2

Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002

Diagnosed with IBS 2007

Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008

Current medications: Endcort 3mg 2X daily, Pentasa 2 500mg caps 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily (if needed), Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. Flinstones multi with Iron and Vit. C 500mg daily

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   Posted 4/17/2009 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry you're feeling down...abdominal swelling and the accompanying pain are the worst sometimes. I never liked looking pregnant when that was not the case anyway..I hope you start feeling better!!!
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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   Posted 4/17/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi HM i to am 35 with 2 kids and gained alittle weight and thought at first great new clothes but instead iwas angry i guess i was used to my old body my skinny body that is the body that alot of us are used to and when we gain weight its a big slap in the face!!!!!! I joined the gym with my niece about 3 months now we go ebry other day and walk the days that are nice its good for your bones i also go to aqua fit class cause i have fibro and athritis and the water really feels good on the joints,we do a half hour of cardio and a half hour of weights and it gives me so much energy its on real maybe you could try that it would do ya good to get out of the house and away from the kids and have alittle alone time i think thats why i love it so much. Your Friend Jenn yeah
Had Crohns 17 years had numerous bowel resections,fistulas,fissures,hemmies,kidney problems,fibro,arthritis,dignosed at 13 had GI feeding tube,nasal feeding tube,cental lines,ports,4 ruptured bowel emergency surgeries,TMJ,depression,current meds are Hydromorphone,30 ,Hydromophome,8 ,Ketoprofen,100 ,Trazadone,50 ,Lorazepam,10 ,Zopliclone,5 ,atriplyine,75 ,Losac,50 Tylenol Athritis ,B-12 injections ,Iron injections ,Gravol,75 Predisone,5mg ,Humira,40mg once a week.Still looking for the doctor with all the answers if you find him forward him to me please.P.S my bathroom is the nicest room in my house cause i spend so much time there,i am thinking about installing the computer and maybe a hot-dog stand.

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   Posted 4/19/2009 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I would go back to your and tell him you still feel like crap, maybe he can try a different treatment.
I'm sorry your not feeling well, but don't give uo the fight.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

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   Posted 4/19/2009 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree 100 % this sucks.
Hope you fell better soon
I sometimes feel ashamed to be complaining about this disease because there are so many that have more serious condition the me, but I have every right to complain and be unhappy with this though it may not kill me like cancer. So just Vent away all you want we feel your pain :(

You do everything you are told to do and still not getting better.

The only relief I have had was after i stopped eating wheat and gluten helped so much.
I am also on my way to she a herb specialist I would try something like that and acupuncture.

I gained 40 pounds in 3 months while i was on pred and I am sometimes so bloated that I look like my Brother in law wife who is by the way 7 months pregnant.

Big hugs..
24 year old female
Diagnosed with Crohn's disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort, Cipralex and Cerazette.
My wonderful dogs :) ~ www.poodle.is ~

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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 4/20/2009 5:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Exactly...I feel almost guilty about being angry and really try not to be. I don't have anything I can't live with and so many others do. Realistically, so many other crhons sufferers are extremely worse off than I am.

I try to stay positive...as do we all, however sometimes angry days help.

All the women in my immediate family have autoimmune disorders--this is both a blessing and a curse. My cousin (who was raised with me like a sister) is both diabetic and has sarcoidosis. This has helped me stay "strong" about things...I see all of them living with daily pain, weakness, etc...

At Sunday dinner my mom was talking about walking.....I said,"doesn't that hurt your legs? I walk down to the bus stop and it hurts." She told me yes it hurts, but like my grandad said if we stop then it will get us.

Somedays it would be easier to stop...lol!

35/f   proud single mom of 2

Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002

Diagnosed with IBS 2007

Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008

Current medications: Endcort 3mg 2X daily, Pentasa 2 500mg caps 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily (if needed), Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. Flinstones multi with Iron and Vit. C 500mg daily

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   Posted 4/20/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
HM, you are not alone.
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Date Joined Jun 2004
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   Posted 4/20/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh boy am I with you on this. I feel like every time I go to the doctor he decides to try a new treatment and says "I really think we are going to get you into remission with this." Well I'm still waiting. I have about resigned to the rest of my life being like this (and I'm 18). I have not been in the best place lately.

isogerdur said something about acupuncture. Has that helped anyone else?
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