So I know this might be a little bit weird, but over the summer I've gained about 10 pounds. Although most crohn's patients would be thrilled about it, I was a little irritated. My weight really hasn't changed since I was 17, I'm 24 now. I'm usually around 115 pounds, or when my Crohn's really acts up around 112. So I guess I just got used to those numbers on the scale. Humira is working for me! Yay!!! I'm thrilled! But I suppose it is doing its job because I'm now like 125 lbs. I know its not a significant difference, but some on my pants barely fit now. I guess its a girl body image thing? I'm getting used to this extra weight, but it bothers me when I have to get dressed and nothing fits on the bottom anymore. I just find it weird that 10 pounds came on in 3 months. My eating habits haven't changed either.. humm? I still have diarrhea, maybe 3 times per week, and still have bowel movements about twice a day. Am I going crazy? or this something I should expect? I really don't know.
-Heather, 23 yrs. old
- Crohns disease since 1995, officially diagnosed in 2003.
- Bowel resection in Dec. 07, Crohns reoccurred July 08.
- Medications - Entocort 9mg, Wellbutrin SR 150mg, Lexapro 20mg, Bentyl 10mg, Levsin, Trazadone 50mg, Humira