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   Posted 7/2/2010 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not on any pred right now, but I have noticed that my filter (you know that one that is suppose to stop you from saying mean stuff, overly sharing, and just basically self edit) is really on the skids. I have actually told different people to be quiet in a very not nice way on a daily basis for the past week.

I am really struggling with that sense of smooth and I am wondering if anyone else is having this issue.
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   Posted 7/2/2010 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes... I am on pred right now though

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   Posted 7/2/2010 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
That would so be me!! They deserve it though but before would have just kept quiet or said it nicely not anymore!
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   Posted 7/2/2010 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Definately like that right now while I'm on pred...and was feeling like that when I flare. I lose all patience and really find that I don't take into account other people's feeling as much as I should...but sometimes people do deserve it.
Diagnosed 2002 at 18. Remission for about 7 years. Getting back into the swing of things at 26.

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Maybe flaring...maybe not?

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   Posted 7/2/2010 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a note on my computer at work that says, "You can't fix stupid".

That has become my mantra...
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 13. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. 2 fistula's, perianal and perivaginal.

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   Posted 7/3/2010 1:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, yes.

I have a reputation for being nice and polite... but gosh! these days I have had:

* random impulses to stick my middle finger up at random cars
* the urge to mutter nasty comments under my breath about people at supermarkets and :-0 sometimes not even catching them before I say them out loud :-0
* etc

You're not alone, Navy. I think this illness just wears you down, eventually. I also have a theory that is messes with our brains, as I know that I always get very nasty when I have pain in one particular place, but haven't been able to substantiate the theory yet.

Please don't feel bad about yourself.

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   Posted 7/3/2010 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Yup! I've actually asked my friends why they like me because I'm really snarky, but it seems to work for me. This week in particular has been bad. I've had some rough things happen that have set me off and I'm a bit of a powder keg. Nothing CD wise, just life stuff, but .....

I really think it has to do with CD, or dealing with a chronic illness. We are dealing with feeling like crap all the time, major health scares..... it just sets us up to not want to deal with the little stuff. I am no longer willing to suffer fools in silence. I won't call them out all the time, but I will surely make it known that their behavior is unacceptable. And sarcasm is my favorite way to communicate.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

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   Posted 7/3/2010 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh yeah, I was actually going to make a post about this. I find that I am so grouchy sometimes. I usually try to keep my mouth shut, but once in awhile someone does something stupid and I just CAN'T keep my mouth shut. I do hate those grouchy times though. I hate being like that, but sometimes I can't help it. Hugs!
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   Posted 7/3/2010 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
The short answer: yes.

The long answer: let me get back to you once I've finished writing my thesis on the subject. Just kidding. But I do find like Zanne I have no tolerance any more. Whether I show it or not depends on the situation. I also don't want to blame Crohn's for it, but I do think it's made a difference. I'm sure it's not the only reason, but a disease which wears your body down must also wear your mind down to some extent. *sighs* But perhaps I'd be exactly the same if I'd never developed Crohn's. It's not like the rest of my life is perfect. Who knows? :-/

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   Posted 7/3/2010 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I have sign that says
yes now that im deaf n hv that noise in head its hard for me to know how loud im talking n i guess i have made some very wild comments
so bad poor cait blushed
my mouth seems to open n say things b4 my brain has time to think n stop it
yes Navy i too get so frustrated n issy
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   Posted 7/3/2010 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I think it is likely to do with age :) I find myself sounding just like my mum used to:(.
As I get older I just will not sit back and take any ****!!

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   Posted 7/3/2010 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Navy: good thread! Yes, the filter seems to be a bit more porous and much more comes out that intended. Both good and bad. Ahhh well, makes for interesting conversations . . . ya know . . .the mea culpas of life . . .

Thanks for making me laugh.
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   Posted 7/4/2010 12:48 AM (GMT -7)   
wow I thought I was just me turning into a grumpy old woman ! I was even worse last week when the doc gave me Pred without the coating on the pill by mistake (I didn't realise it would make any difference as the dosage was the same). I could have killed without guilt ! Also having more stomach cramps and d added to the mix. Got other pills now and am back to mean reather than murderous !

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   Posted 7/4/2010 2:16 AM (GMT -7)   
scool Miss: Didn't even know pred came coated. All those years of biter, biter, biter! Especially once in a while one gets caught half way down where it won't move from, no matter what, shakehead AHHHH. MMMNavy I too have anger issues occasionally, ok more than occasionally. lol. Most I catch before my mouth opens. Sometimes I don't catch my anger quick enough and usually end up apologising for my bad behaviour. In fact if I find myself yelling at people in my car for their terrible driving then I know I'm really off balance and I need to do something to calm my life down before my behaviour worsens. So for me yelling at other drivers is a barometer of how my life is going at any time. Prednisone unfortunately throws everything out of whack due to the extremely fast onset, no warning at all. There's a reason for the phrase "steroid rage". I'm so glad I'm not on pred now but realize sometime in the future I'll probably become totally unpredictable to friends and family nono . Great post.

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   Posted 7/4/2010 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Prednisone sometimes makes me downright mean. I'm not sure it completely goes away for awhile when you stop taking it.  Just don't use it as an excuse to be mean is my .02

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   Posted 7/4/2010 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes the lioness has to snarl and put other in their rightful place. Just a show of fangs may work as well but watch it when your claws come out.
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   Posted 7/4/2010 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was talking to my sister the other day the topic
Of my fistula (which starts around my colon and surfaces right near the rear) came up. And she just couldn't believe some of the things that I was telling here about it. And I just had to say, " well yea it really is like that, why do you think I'm twice the A@$hole I was before?!" hahaha we just laughed, cause am I really... No.., buut sometimes people just deserve it. It also makes me give people the benefit of the doubt a lot more, like if someone is really mean to me, I just find myself thinking I have no idea what's going on in their life. Maybe they're having a really rough situation and just snapped like I do sometimes... I only hope people are the same with me at those times.

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   Posted 7/4/2010 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm on seroquel, and have been for some time due to mood swings. I was on birth control for a long time, and it kept my hormones balanced, but going off of it I notice myself losing my filter quite often. I've known for some time that my hormones are crazy and seem to make me snap for barely any reason. The seroquel does help keep me stable, but sometimes when I can't control myself or get out of a "mood", I take klonipin to help relax me also. Before being on the seroquel, I felt like I had constant PMS where I flew off the handle very easily. It really annoyed me!

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   Posted 7/4/2010 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Definitely. I've punched my friends before due to this. Putting up with the crap we do day in day out takes its toll, and I'm fairly sure irritability is actually one of the symptoms, not just a symptom of the symptoms.

I've also developed a reputation on the massively-multiplayer online game I play as something of a stupid-basher. If you say/do something stupid, expect my lasers to find your shiny new spaceship and make it go boom. This is due in part to my general irritability, but mostly because I see way too much stupid going on.
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   Posted 7/4/2010 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
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