Greetings fellow Paramedic! I always cringe when I see another working Paramedic or ER nurse with Crohns because the high stress of the job is a very bad combination with CD. I was a 911 NREMT- Paramedic for 18 years ( 4 was at the EMT basic level) before CD and Prednisone destroyed my career 2 years ago. I am now disabled and recovering from my second AVN femur surgery to date.
I also had a very bad problem with heartburn when I was in a very bad flare up. I think I tried them all but for me, ( we all respond differently to medications) Prevacid worked best but I had to combine it with a bland diet, no fried foods, spices and low carb.
I wish you the very best of luck getting this DD under control so you can continue to save lives. It sounds like you are heading in the right direction with Humira. I credit Humira for stopping my downward spiral until I could learn what supplements and diet I could incorporate with medications to help control the beast!
Dx:Ulcerative Colitis March 2008
Dx: Crohns May 2008
Avascular necrosis bilateral knees from Prednisone. Surgery on left knee was Oct 2011,
No colon surgeries yet but I am desperately trying to keep my colon.
8 blood transfusions, SVT due to low H&H, Anxiety during new medication injections due to past reactions.
Currently on Lialda, Ambien, xanax(prn) D3, probiotic, Rowasa, B12, fish oi