Link: MSNBC Article: Lovesick: Hooking up over a shared disease

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   Posted 2/12/2010 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone out there thought about this? While I'm not in the market right now, the idea does sound intriguing.
I just activated your link! wink

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   Posted 2/12/2010 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
no thank you... I know it sounds awful, but my problems are more than enough for me to handle.. dont need another Crohnie

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   Posted 2/12/2010 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I actually disagree with Escalador...that sounds nice, I think! :) Maybe I'll check it out :)
28 Year old Female
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Recent possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Tried Meds: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Rowasa Enemas.
Currently on: 25mg Prednisone (Tapering SLOWLY from 60), 100mg Imuran, Psyllium Seed Powder, VSL #3 DS, Colocort Enemas, Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Vitamin D/Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention). 

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   Posted 2/12/2010 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Who desires a "An irritable bowel romance" ??? I mean, don't get me wrong, having a shared experience or reality is one thing, but that is too much!!!!

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   Posted 2/12/2010 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw that. The brother of the site's creator was a Crohnie, who is now deceased.
Cimzia, Asacol

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   Posted 2/12/2010 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I'm in a relationship like that by accident. I was Dxed after we were married. My hubby has always had symptoms they called IBS, but now think is IBD from the inflammation on a scope. GI isn't going to officially Dx him because we have a young family and he wants one of us to be able to get life insurance, etc ... We do understand each other better when we're sick. We have opposite diets though. I have a stricture and am low residue and he does best on high fiber. We worry some about the increased risk for our kids. At least they'll be comfortable talking/dealing with it if one of them does end up with it.
Mom to a healthy Pentasa baby and pregnant with #2. 5+ years remission, woo hoo!

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   Posted 2/12/2010 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
It would be nice to not have to negioate the follwing with my imaginary Valentine;

dim the lights to obscure skin tags
graciously deal with surprise gas
embarassemennt when I need to ask the waitress exactly how the food is prepared
to hide my copius RX bottles so he doesn't see them in my RX cabinet
that my 'moon face' is temporary and I'll return to normal, sans the buffulo hump in tow
that, no, I'm not suddently expecting his five month fetus, that I just ate something that didn't agree with my immune system or gut or vice versa

Can anyone think of more ...??????

I don't now if I would like being with a Crohnie intimately or not ... I think it would depend on his personality most of all ... if he was too much like me, then we would never get out of a funk, but if he dealt with it in a different light, maybe it would focus us on other things. All in all, you can't fight chemistry, Crohn's or not.

Thanks for sharing....
44-single mom diagnosed with Crohn's 2004 via pill camera    6MP kicked into remission (along with modified diet) so went off in 2006.
2009/2010 acute flare and hospitalization - now on Imuran. Currently taking 55 mg prednisone.
Current problem - protruding thrombosed hemorrhoids (external as well as internal).
Fibromyaglia; migraines; herniated disks C5,6 and arthritis in neck; asthma; scolisis in back/arthritis.

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   Posted 2/13/2010 1:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Can you imagine the toiletpaper and water bill of the home with 2 adult crohnies? That would be a crappy relationship jk I couldn't pass it up

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   Posted 2/13/2010 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I think we have a member here who has Crohns and his spouse has UC. I think in ways it would be good, but in other ways bad. What if you flared up at the same time? I depend so much on my hubby when I am sick, I can't imagine what it would be like if we both were sick. On the good side you would have someone who REALLY understood how you felt.
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 2/13/2010 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
We do keep the bathrooms stocked with TP at all times.
Mom to a healthy Pentasa baby and pregnant with #2. 5+ years remission, woo hoo!

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   Posted 2/13/2010 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I have crohns, my partner has UC. We give each other support and luckily have 3 loos. He already had UC when we met, I got diagnosed 5 months later.
Sharing a hotel room can be fun, especially when one of you is in the shower and the other wants the loo. Standing in the bedroom dripping soapsuds, whilst the other sighs with relief on the loo.
But we both work full time and have active social liVes (as much as we are able)

Diagnosed 2005.  41 year old female living in UK
Current medication  -  infliximab infusions, ranitidine, Vitamin B12 injections, anti depressants

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   Posted 2/13/2010 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it would be great to meet someone who truly understood... And, really, how could we expect anyone to accept us if we couldn't accept another Crohnie? The biggest hitch would be whether or not there was chemistry. I wouldn't "make" a relationship with someone just because they had IBD. I know that as I finally start to date again, I definitely hope to meet someone who's at least dealt with some "issue." I wouldn't turn away a person who is naive to health problems, but just a little understanding from their own perspective or from helping someone in the family or a close friend or...
1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
Compounded budesonide 3mg/daily, Cimzia, MTX . Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09

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