I've always been a fatty. I probably just knew enough about
Crohn's to get me in trouble to. I was one that had the assumption you had to lose weight when you had Crohn's. I never did so I couldn't have CD, right? And I have never been a big eater either. My metabolism is shot not because of how much I eat but how little exercise I did. I had no energy to even walk to the mail box. After I found out I did have Crohn's and had my resection, I joined the YMCA, started eating better and have lost 60 lbs. Still need to lose another 40 but I'm flaring again and haven't had the energy to do much of anything. That scares me more then anything else. I don't want to go back to that cave I lived in for so long. At least I know that it wasn't because I was a lazy slug afterall.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor