I work for a Canadian airline..though I have been on disability for awhile now. Good benefits, health coverage, short and long term disability, dental, pension, etc. I used to work on files so it was perfect because I was off the phone so I could come and go to the bathroom as often as I pleased, and was low stress. Now because they changed things, I am a phone agent so not so good with a CD emergency.. company's policy is it;s okay for me to excuse myself and put the customer on hold for however long it takes me to go to the bathroom.. just so they don't have to pull me from the phones :( I find it hard with the extreme exhaustion and the fistulas.. so painful that by the end of my shift I am D.O.N.E and more tired than 1st trimester pregnancy (the girls will know what I mean)...
33 years old, dx with Crohn's in 1998. Currently on :
Clofazimine 100mg daily,
Rifampin 600mg daily, and Clarithromycin 2 tabs daily
and Cipralex 10mg/day for anxiety.
Hydroxyzine, percocet, Ativan as needed.
5g pharmaceutical grade Omega 3's, 1000IU's Vitamin D3 daily
2 Perianal fistulas, and 1 more suspected. Crohn's only at end of colon, cecum. Remi, Asacol, Salofalk, Imuran, Humira did nada. Built immunity to long-term Cipro use, which also induced panic attacks.