@Karen: I was trying meditation for a while too, but could never get past my tinnitus. Unfortunately, the moment I would try to center myself, the only thing I could focus on was the ringing, buzzing, and gonging in my ears. Suffice to say that tended to wind me up instead of relax me.
Similar for me, but replace tinnitus with itchy skin and restless legs. Before they started I did sometimes used to be able to lie there, completely still, and let thoughts flow through my mind until I fell asleep - it felt like a form of meditation basically. But I stopped being able to do that once the crappy itchy skin arrived (it's always been much worse at night too). Magnesium oil has really helped with my restless legs, but the itchiness has been crazy since I've stopped the duloxetine. Hoping it's a temporary side-effect...
As you know, medical cannabis is banned in the UK
The tinnitus sounds crap by the way. I didn't realise it was that bad. These little things that you can't cure or treat are so annoying!
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay )
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Chronic flare. Do I have any other kind?
Current meds: 50mg 6MP; Entyvio (started 3/11/16)