Thanks Ivy! Like so many other symptoms of this DD, it felt wonderful to feel validated! I can and have dealt with the D, the pain, the gas, the urgency, but it's so hard to fight through the fatigue. I feel like I give so much to everyone else, taking care of my family, work, friends, that I have nothing left at the end of the day to give myself except to lay on my bed and just try to give my body the physical, mental, and emotional rest that it craves.
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.
Humira, probiotic, a multivitamin, Glucosamine, D3, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and fish oil. I also take Tramadol 50 mg and Klonopin (for anxiety) as needed.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!