Was just diagnosed last year when I was 16 so I know what he must be going through.. Especially at this age it is a physical setback more.. I struggle many a times cuz after 'too much' exertion, from my point of view, I start getting fainting fits.. I've never been able to get through a whole 3 hour physics lab feeling energetic.. Actually it was anaemia and decreasing grades which led to my Crohn's diagnosis...
Anyway, luckily I've got a wonderful GI who makes things sound fine.. And cuz I'm interested and want to pursue the medical field, every trip to the doc is exciting... So try that you get a doc who your son (JW right?) feels comfy with, it makes things a lot easier..
the weakness, I've a pretty big appetite now :-P cuz I realize that all that I'm eating is not reaching me... So i guess i eat 4-5 times properly a day.. So now I'm 50kgs at 5'4
, even though I've lost 3 kgs again in the past 3 months..
No need to mention that a very healthy diet is required.. I drink a LOT of natural juice, and by natural i mean the juice mde of orange/pomegranate etc right in front of me..
My joints have troubled me a lot lot, esp in the neck region, cuz that meant I basically couldn't study... But thank God I've found a solution to this.. You must've heard of the hot water bottles for massaging.. I'm not talking about
the heating pads, infact they didn't help much.. I massage a lot of times in one day not only for the neck, but even my lower leg, twice or thrice... It works wonders,Alhamdulillah
And thirdly, as Bane mentioned, get him involved.. Infact make him join the site and pose questions, even if trivial, and read stuff relatable and informative... This will not only bring up his interest but also
open his mind.. I'm definitely very glad and thankful I joined it at the right time..
Lastly and most importantly, It's necessary for JW to not feel depressed or down.. Scifi2k explained in a recent post very beautifully, that I believe in myself, which JW should read
So I hope this awfully long post mine does JW some good
17 years old, Diagnosed in june 2013, but had it since age 11
Currently on Pentasa, Entocort, Probiotane, Iron, Vitamins and Folic acid tablets...
Additionally following homeopathic medication..
Previously diagnosed with anaemia..