Hello, I have been suffering with Crohn's for roughly 6years. I have had 2 surgeries and taken medication after medication. Frankly I believe my Dr. is at a lost. Anyone out there suffers with Crohn's ever try natural remedies, especially for the pain? If so please share. I'm at my end with taken meds and these injections. Thank you for allowing me to share.View Thread
I was diagnosed with UC about a year ago and haven't had a flare up but my stool the last month has just been...
Posted by An_260951
I was diagnosed with UC about a year ago and haven't had a flare up but my stool the last month has just been extremely soft and diarrhea? Which has caused me to get hemorrhoids the hemorrhoids arnt that bad except for lately in the inner middle of my left butt cheek has been horrible pain even hard to walk on it and idk what to do?? I need something to make me have regular bowl movements and help these hemorrhoids go away right Noe a docter isn't an option unless its very very bad but can anyone help?? Or have the same problem?View Thread
I'm hoping we still have enough members here that I'll get some sort of response to this. I'm doing so well that I've managed to find myself overweight! Kidding, of course, but I do take it as a good sign, even if it's just a side effect of some wonderful/terrible medications. I've got about 20 pounds to lose to get back to my goal weight. I'm 25 now, and I'm starting to look at getting married and having babies! Hopefully. Before that happens, I need to get myself into healthier habits and that starts with food.
I was hoping this post could be a source of encouragement where we share ideas about what our safe foods are, flaring or not, and what we've found we absolutely cannot eat. While everybody's case is different, I'm stuck in a rut where there are very few healthy foods I eat. For instance, I haven't eaten a vegetable in four days. No good!
So what can you eat? What can't you eat? I'm particularly interested in fruits and vegetables, but all responses are welcome. View Thread
I was just given news that was devestating to me. My doctor thinks my colon needs to come out. I have had...
Posted by An_260820
I was just given news that was devestating to me. My doctor thinks my colon needs to come out. I have had Crohns/ Colitis (I don't fit neatly in either box) for 17 years. They have found low-grade dysplasia three times now since 2011, and this time it was in every biopsy taken. I'm a wreck. Of course, I asked for a second and third opinion, but I ultimately know my fate. Does anyone have a similar experience? Does this seem rash for low-grade dysplasia? I don't want to mess with colon cancer... Any words of advice or encouragement as I enter this new phase of my life? What is the recovery like? Is the second J-pouch surgery (if I am so fortunate to be able to have it) equally as tough to recover from?View Thread
I am a bit upset. What has happened to this exchange? It used to be so informative, full of suggestions, ideas, and making good friends who are suffering the same as you are. I used to check the discussions here at least twice a day, and there were always new ones.
I just cannot believe where everyone has gone, and why. It is boring, nothing new, and I would do just about anything to get this exchange back to where it was.
Does anyone else agree with me? And what can we do to get it back to where it used to be?View Thread
Just had my first attack. Spent 5 days in the hospital to with the tube. That in itself was barbaric. They should sedate you for that. Have had 6 abdominal surgeries. The only thing my surgeon said was "probably see you in a month if not sooner." Was taken off all my home meds including 2 blood pressure meds & xanax. This obviously made it go dangerously high. Is there anything at all I can do to lessen the chance of another attack? I am female, 58, & have had 2 TIAs. This is a very scary way to live. My surgeon is supposed to be excellent. He said another surgery would just leave more scar tissue, but it seems to me removing a lot of scar tissue and leaving less makes sense. Am I stupid? I don't want to live just waiting for this to happen again. Thanks for listening.View Thread
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