Hi patsybell, I have tried cognative behavorial therapy for the anxiety and panic attacks and it helps to an extent. Before the anxiety and panic attacks were so bad I couldn't leave the house but now am able to leave the house, as far as the anxiety, but the constant bathroom use from the crohn's is keeping me in the house now :-(.
As far as the people who had so much pain from the rubberband seton I am so sorry to hear that because I have one and it really doesn't bother me at all. The only time I seem to have discomfort is when I have a LOT of bathroom trips but otherwise I don't even notice it's there but do make sure I keep it clean.
Patsybell, keep us updated and let us know how everything goes. I hope you have a good experience with it like I have.
37 year old female and a proud mother of 8 kids (5 still living at home) and a very supportive Husband
Found out I had crohn's disease about 3 years ago, I haven't had proper treatment since :-(
Have had rectal abscess and now a rectal fistula, Medications I have taken for crohn's is..... Asacol and Entocort EC......Currently taking....Asacol
Suppose to start Steroid and 6mp next week (May 18, 2010).....I'm so scared :-(
Seton drain was put in on May 4, 2010
I also suffer from very bad anxiety and panic attacks for over 10 years (after my father passed away)
I have tried almost every medication for it but nothing worked or I had a bad side effect so for the last 6 years have been on xanax 1mg., 3x's a day
I started having joint pain about 7 months ago :-(