People LOVE to tell you what you "should" be doing/eating/medicine you should be taking/how their neighbor's grandson's best friend had a similar problem and you should try what he tried/etc etc. I think people mean well but it's annoying. And it undermines the severity of what you are actually going through. It's your body and your pain and your Crohn's and it's not like anyone else's. So it would be nice if people could keep their uninformed opinions to themselves but they can't so my approach is just to smile and nod and let my mind wander while they are blathering on. It's the same when people comment on my weight. Even before I got sick I would NEVER have the NERVE to comment on someone else's weight or appearance, except as a compliment! Apparently this is not the case with everyone. So there is a lot we just have to suck up and bite our tongues.
I try to only discuss my diet/illness/etc with people who "get it" but at the same time I am trying to be more open so more people understand what I go through and it's not something I keep to myself as much. It's a fine line. You know what they say about people and opinions. :) Every once in a while you can learn something new from someone who knows something you didn't, so i guess it's worth it in the end, but most people will drive you nuts. I usually just smile, nod and not say anything. When they are done with whatever nonsense they are carrying on about I either change the subject or politely excuse myself from the situation.
Good luck!! :)
33 yr old Female
Currently on Remicade, Humira, 55 30 mg Prednisone, Multivitamin, Calcium, Probiotics, Vitamin D, a few other herbal supplements my natureopath has me on.
Eating a Macrobiotic diet, no meat or dairy, trying to cut way back on sugar and white foods. Trying to focus on a more holistic approach to healing.