Slow developer is it just me!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 72
   Posted 5/19/2009 3:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with Crohn in Aug 2007 and am pretty much constanly on a flare up i take 8 pentasa a day, i have tryed the steroids they just make me worse and have just seen my specialist nurse today who is starting me on a liquid diet on Thursday.
I can pretty much deal with the urgency to be goin to the toilet 24/7 the stomach pains the aching. I just cant handle my body image!
I am 21 and just 7 stone,  

Currently age 21, on 8 pentasa day and start Nestle Modulen very soon!
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2006
Live in the UK

Post Edited (kayleaconker) : 5/29/2009 3:13:55 AM (GMT-6)

Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 414
   Posted 5/19/2009 3:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd be intrigued to know this too - I can completely sympathise I am 22 and haven't grown since I was 10 (luckily I was tall my for age then but am still quite small compared to most people I know) my last flare they totally disappeared - my breast bone stuck out further than them, and I was completely disgusted with how I looked I think its the most insecure I've ever been about how I looked. Since I got better I have gained 10lbs and am now an A cup and feel so much better about myself though obviously would like to be bigger. Maybe when you get your Crohn's a little more under control and gain weight they'll get bigger. Like you I'm hoping for late development!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 1118
   Posted 5/19/2009 5:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi i am the same when i was diagnoised at 13 the doc told my mum that crohns will affect puberty and he was right i never started my periods till i was nearly 18 (not a bad thing) flat chested and used to be called allsorts from kids at school, all through my life i have been self consious about the way i look and have always used padded bras! and very slim so when i had a recent flare i lost weight drastically at 42 and weighing 7 stone i hated going out it looked like i had a eating disorder so i know what you mean you are not alone Bev xx

New Member

Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 5/19/2009 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I did develop early with some things but my chest lol not until Late in High School and even after that more.  The Prednisone (steroids) really take a toll on your development and also hormones which are linked to our immune system have a lot to do with it.  Sometimes it is just genetics if you will develop in the chest area or not :) hang in there.  A big chest isn't everything.  Also, if you took the Prednisone when you were in development stages like I did, I feel like you have to be off of it for quite awhile for your body to adjust.  I started on that when I was 10, right around the time when girls start developing. So yeah, hang in there....

New Member

Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 5/19/2009 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Also, I forgot to add.  Have you tried Remicade? If not, I think you should. It changed my life.  I didn't like Pentasa, it didnt' help, it made me go to the bathroom more.  If you need Remicade info ask your GI specialist or ask me.  I also submitted a post with the Remi Start program for Remicade Assistance. Hang in there, I know it's tough I have been battling this for 28 plus years and finally about 3 years ago I found a GI Specialist that got me on Remicade Infusions. I have had no issues since.

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 246
   Posted 5/19/2009 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
big boobs arent that great ive recently gained 20kgs and gone up a cup size and i hate it! all my high skol life the size of my boobs was constanly commented on by my friends lol now i hate them they are so annoying and bras are so uncomfy i miss my old boobs LOL
dx 17 aug 2007
21 yrs old
13 dec 2007 resection/temp illeostomy 14 feb 2008 temp illeostomy reversed 
150mg azamun
3000mg pentasa

Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 414
   Posted 5/20/2009 2:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't think your being shallow at all! Nothing wrong with wanting a healthy looking womanly body, really hope the liquid diet works for you and you'll be feeling happier about yourself soon  :-)

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 73
   Posted 5/20/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Nope you're not the only one.

You know what, i actually still developed the summer that i turned 20. My boobs got bigger and my hips got wider too. lol

And it has nothing to do with eating more. It just happened from out of nowhere. So i would say keep hope. I didn't get taller but i least i had more curves even though i'm still pretty slim :D
26 years old
CD for 20 years
Bowel resection in Dec. 2006
Pentasa 4000mg
Entocort 9mg

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 209
   Posted 5/21/2009 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
How about not shaving my face every day until I was 35 yrs old.
Where I worked they wouldn't sell me beer until they read my name
tag which read 27yrs of service.("well you must be 21 if your name
tag says 27")And worst of all Dr.s have called my wife ............
You guessed it... MY MOTHER...
I'm so glad IV poles have wheels,so I can run, away.
diagnosed 1981
remission until 2006
Entocort, 6mp,Hydrochlorothiazide
Remission since surgery
and 8-week Remacade.
d since 1981(enjoy the look
on Dr's faces)

gemini kiwi
Veteran Member

Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1136
   Posted 5/21/2009 5:51 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband often says I'm childish, does that count. LOL

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 768
   Posted 5/21/2009 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, at 53 you'll be thankful if anyone thinks you're younger than you are. I have to admit I too am small 5'1" and flat chested. But sports are easier that way. I do add padding whenever I need too. I find most people think they are giving a compliment when they say you're "slim" or "small" (they wish they could get that compliment) so consider the source and ignore them if you have too. Who knows if you ever have to take Pregnisone it may help you gain weight that you might not like?!?!
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, November 19, 2017 1:55 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,895,293 posts in 317,780 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 157383 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Kellyyyy.
205 Guest(s), 1 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Big Tasty

About Us | Advertise | Donate
Newsletter | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer
Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Pinterest
©1996-2017 LLC  All Rights Reserved.