I haven't been on here in a while because I started a new job a couple of months ago, and I have been super busy! When I started, I felt amazing... Crohn's symptoms were at a minimum. I had energy, and I wasn't making restroom-runs a million times a day, which was awesome since I have been in intense training for the past few weeks. But for about
2 weeks I have been in a flare- I ate a few things I shoudn't have, and I should've known better.
Sure enough, it through me right into a flare, and I have had the hardest time climbing out of this one. Usually I can start eating better and start feeling better, but I'm really having a hard time. It's especially hard since I've been so busy, because it's not always convenient to eat "healthy" things, if you know what I mean. It's so difficult to get up every morning and drag myself to work, when 2 weeks ago it was so easy. I'm mad at myself, and I'm mad at this stupid disease for messing up my life everytime I think something good is finally happening for me. I feel like right behind every good thing, is my Crohn's waiting in the shadows, ready to jump out and ruin it all. Is there any hope for an end? I just pray that someday there will be a cure, or at least a medication that can really control the symptoms FOREVER and not just temporarily or for a few months (just enough to make you feel like you are a normal person now). Anyway, I just needed to unload because it's been a rough time for me lately. Thanks to all for listening.
Currently taking: Humira 40mg/every other week, Imuran 50 mg/day, Zoloft 50 mg/day, vitamins and supplements, Phenergan and Ultram as needed, prednisone tapering down
Have taken: Cyclosporine, Pentasa/Asacol, Aciphex, Sulfasalizine, Cipro & Flagyl, Prednisone, various pain med's, Xanax
Diet: have tried Maker's Diet, currently on gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free diet
Surgeries: Appendectomy 2001, Ileocecotomy 2007