Need Help understanding Crohn's

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   Posted 11/16/2007 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   

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   Posted 11/16/2007 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I can tell you my poor husband suffers terribly in that dept. When you feel like crap all the time that is the last thing you really are interested. Also alot of our meds make us feel like crap too. So all you can do is love him for him. Pressuring or always asking him about it is only going to alienate him more. We have so much thrown at us daily (because it seems to be always changing), life itself can be hard sometimes. I know I probably didn't give you an answer you would like to hear, but this disease is very very difficult on us and those who love us. I try to be the best wife I can be, and luckily for me my husband is very understanding. Although I think at times he gets frustrated too.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 11/16/2007 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Crohn's does has it's times of pain and discomfort. When that happens being intimate probably is the last thing on people's minds. Perhaps you just need to wait until he makes the first iniiative . The meds are an important part of our lives and just cain't be stopped when we feel like it as it could make things flare. It probably will take some time to get to know you and to get comfortable with you so just let things go slow .Hopefully he will feel more comfortable soon. Wishing you both all the best. lol gail

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   Posted 11/17/2007 2:10 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like he is getting quite depressed. You can suggest that he get some counseling, and encourage him to stay on his meds. but ultimately it is up to him. It's a hard position for you to be in. Try to be patient. You have a right to take care of yourself too...don't forget that!
48 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's Sept-Oct. 2007

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