Okay! Glad to know that I am not the only one out there. When I was first diagnosed I was at my lowest weight ever in my life, and had been there for about a year. I had started exercising all the time though and watching what I ate before I even knew though, so I still like to think that was my own doing. BUT everyone looked at me like it was because I was "sick". Finally I stated to believe it and thought that at least there was one good side to Crohns. Now that I am overweight again I am almost kind of embarrassed with myself.....like even Crohns can't stop her from overeating.... lol... I think for me it has more to do with that the junk food (chocolate, cookies, chips, white bread) doesn't hurt me as much as the healthy food (fruits, veggies, whole grains). Or maybe that's just an excuse for me.....
~diagnosed with what they say is "severe" Crohns Ileitus in September 2007 at age 29
~presently on 1000mg Pentasa/ day
~waiting to start Prednisone 40mg/day and Imuran 50mg/day....after I speak to my Dr.
~History of fistulae
~no surgeries, obstructions, complications, not even sure what a "flare" is...I feel healthy as a horse (well...an old, everweight horse) :-)
~Am I in denial or just very lucky?