Hi there, I was DX in Feb this year with Crohns' Colitis of the transverse colon only. I was in a major downward spiral with depression constantly crying thinking that no one understood (which they didn't) except for a few friends that worked in the medical field who were aware of this. Then as my weekly visits with my nutrionist proved..the only one that can take care of this, is me, if I didn't want to be on any kind of additional medication for the depression. I began saying morning and evening prayers thanking God that I was alive and asked for the strength to deal with this unfortunate mess I put my body through and for continued health. I started looking at crohn's deferently not as a disease but as a wake up call that my body was trying so hard to do before, but it had no other choice, in order to get my attention. Trust me...I've heard and Im now listening to it :) My mind set has totally changed and I think that's the first area to begin. Once this is altered even the slightest positive thinking helps in the long run. The next battle for me was to overcome the fatigue and constant tiredness. That's when I was put on liquid trace/essential minerals & vitamins. along with colon health tablets. As everyone knows whose done any reading on Crohns' aloe vera is a very good anti-inflammatory and coats the colon along with Noni, Borage or Flax Seed Oil and other natural therapies of that sort. I have since been able to reduce my current meds to 3 tablets 1 times a day or 2 a day depending on how im feeling or I go without them for days. the doctor will not admit that good nutrition and taking care of ur body is another way to heal it....everything is always the same "the meds will help u nothing else"....yeah right. Ur meds are there if u do need them but trying alternatives do help. Im currently doing Massages, Acupuncture, Chiropractic treatment in addition the above mentioned before suppliments and working out in the gym or just going walking near my home. It's a different zone, clear minded and it's just u and yourself. I have not had an episode since...Thank God..and Im going on 5 months plus feeling like this....like I can CONQUER the world. I've even began working out again and do get sore pretty quickly but that's from the muscle fatigue which im working on daily with walks and light weights.
Now Im not saying throw away ur meds but look at the alternatives and just be positive and believe in urself. Your body will tell u what it needs if you can listen to it. Everyone that has heard from me before on this site knows that I was depressed and worried about
everything and that I wouldn't make it...but I got constant positive words and of course excellent products. Im always positive and upbeat even when I feel a bit of bad stuff creeping in...
You will make it...just be positive and believe in urself.
Post Edited By Moderator (AlwaysRosie) : 6/21/2005 7:33:58 PM (GMT-6)