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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 11/8/2009 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey all,  sorry haven't posted in a while... I've been having a difficult time of things, feeling really stressed...  I spent the last month looking for a new flatshare, finally found one, moved in last weekend but then fell out with one of the flatmates within the first few days... don't think I can live with him so now I'm moving again... well trying to find somewhere else plus someone else to take my room!
Anyway, that's the background, but the deal is that the stress is making me feel unwell, we all know that stress = bad, especially when you've got something like Crohn's!  In particular I feel sick, I feel like I can't eat, even when my stomach starts rumbling with hunger once I sit down with the food in front of me I can only eat a few bites... I seem to be losing weight because of this, my clothes are getting loose on me... I don't want to lose weight as I already lost a stone and a half to Crohn's before!  I need to keep my energy levels up too...  Do you guys have any ideas what to do??  Either to reduce the stress, or to get my appetite back, or foods that I can eat a little of to give me energy??  All ideas appreciated!  I want to stay on top of things rather than this leading to anything worse...
Thanks all, appreciate it.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 11/8/2009 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Stress is definetly bad for Crohns. I get serious IBS like attacks anytime I get too stressed. i.e. Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and lack of appetite. Want I found to help me the most during these hard times was Xanax and therapy. I am now able to recognize when the anxiety is ramping up and stop it in its tracks with the help of my Xanax. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 11/8/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Nanners,

I've not heard of Xanax before - what is it/what does it do?  Is it like a calming remedy?  Do you need a prescription for it?  Questions!

Thanks :)


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