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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 9/10/2007 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   

So glad I found this message board. I am 28 years old, mom to 2 kids (almost 4 and almost 2 years old), I was diagnosed with UC 10 years ago.

I went to remission before I got pregnant with my first born and stayed like that until a few months ago.

I was wondering if anyone out there has eating disorders as well? I suffer from anorexia and bulimia as well (I go back and forth between the 2) and needless to say, it really mess my UC up.

Just wondering if I am alone... sad

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 9/11/2007 5:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome! Of course your not alone! Even if some here can't relate to your eating disorders, we can ALL relate to your Uc! I used to suffer from anorexia years ago but I recovered but it was a tough road for sure (and still is actually). Are you seeking help for your eating disorders? Have you been to any counseling?
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Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 9/11/2007 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to Healing Well!

I was also an anorexic from 11-14 (I'd say that no one makes a full recovery), but I just had to force myself out of it. I think I can attribute my short stature to that. It really puts you into bad eating habits, because from my experience, I'd eat lots of the wrong foods and then eat nothing at all for a long time to compensate. Following uneven eating patterns really makes the constipation side of things worse.

I believe that it's not impossible to overcome an eating disorder to the point of managability. You first of all really need to tell yourself that you can do it, because no one else can.

Good luck, it can really be hard having to deal with both.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 9/11/2007 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Y,
I'm glad you mentioned that. sometimes I feel like eating disorders and colitis can go hand in hand because it so easy for us to develop a love hate relationship with food. it can either help us or hurt as, in a way that is different from most people. i can definitely relate to that aspect!! same thing with alcohol--i can relieve symptoms and then cause a flare. i think i have a love hate relationship with that too. welcome and i am glad you are here.
diagnosed with cecal volvulus, 2006; two colon resections in the same year
diagnosed with colitis 2007
malrotated colon
no cecal valve, removed during surgery

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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 9/11/2007 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to say Hi and Welcome. Also want to check and see if you are in counseling or are considering seeing someone.
Tabitha (Tab)

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Jeremy "Mr. Snuts"
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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 9/11/2007 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I basically suffered from Anorexia during my brief full on UC stint. I think it was the mental aspect of eating hurting that pushed me away from meals more and more til I was eating 1 small meal every 2-3 days(if that).
Diagnosed with Severe Ulcerative Colitis 1/04 -(18 at the time)
11/04 Total Colectomy
2/05 Ostomy Takedown
1/06 DVT In leg
5/06 Pulmonary Embolii
4/07 Another DVT In leg
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   Posted 9/11/2007 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Y!

Welcome this is a great place, it has been a great place to for me to feel comfortable bringing up all my concerns, feelings, etc. Very good for getting empathy and knowing you are not alone.

sorry to hear about the eating disorders, I have a friend and it is very difficult to watch her, I know it's not easy and people say to her just gain 15 pounds and I know from the opposite perspective it's like telling someone overweight to lose 15 pounds, it's kind of the same mental control (or lack of in my case). I have been steadily gaining weight for a few's difficult.

Hope you are able to find useful information on here as I have.

All my best,
Beth, 31
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 (prev. Asacol 4800mg day),Calcium and Vit D 500mg 2xday.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20 mg 1xday
Diovan 80mg 1xday. Fosomax 1xweek 70mg. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.

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