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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First off I would like answers from younger folk since its probably gonna be a bit more like what I'm having unless you are a doctor or know how to deal with it well not trying to cal anyone old or anything I just want good answers that are better for my age. ANYWAS on topic! I`m Daniel and I am 14 and currently going through a pretty bad flare up. My stomach has been hurting when thinking of food but I am also feeling lethargic and sick because of anemia (or at least I suspect) I can get drinks down as long as they aren't nasty, anyways I have been trying to get my iron up a bit so I can do a colonoscopy soon without feeling anemic and walking around (at the moment it hurts and I get dizzy when standing) which I assume is because of anemia which I also don't know if I have but I have had it before and the symptoms are the exact same. The only way I'm getting up is if there was a shot that cures crohns on the spot. I really need help eating food or finding some way preferably other than injecting nutrients or doing an iron supplement to get iron. I was able to eat half a steak yesterday but barely and I feel worse today. I have anxiety from time to time but with this it has become daily or even hourly anxiety attacks. I have been diagnosed with crohns for at least 3 years and I know how it works a little bit. I just really need help getting iron, please help me! Thanks View Thread
Originally my GI thought I had Gastroparesis - so he sent me to a specialist who deals with it - turns out I have Generalized Intestinal Dysmotility because every thing from my esophagus down to my colon are affected.
Now that my colon is removed and I have an perm. ileostomy I can at least go to the bathroom.
Does any one else have this? How are you doing with it? I will be seeing a nutritionist tomorrow so that I can find the right foods to eat and or drink.
Would have to talk to others like me. DebbieView Thread
My son is newly diagnosed with crohns, taking standard dr. Prescribed meds, self innoculating. After 11 months he is almost to the day going ok for a month then being sick with low grade fevers, severe fatigue, and nausea for 7-10 days. This pattern has not let up. He is trying to do college but is currently going thru one of his spells. Is there anything out there that anyone has found to relieve these "spells". He is trying to eat vegetarian, with as little meat as possible. He is overwhelmed more than anything by current dr. Prescribed meds not working, showing little if any improvement. Is this the norm? Should he just expect this pattern? How does remission occur? I have heard how individualized this is, but what kinds of experimentation should he attempt first. Or is there any. Between October and now he has gone from 225 to148 on a 6ft. Frame. He is going to cleveland Clinic for care.View Thread
Hello fellow UC victims, has anyone experienced these crazy skin ulcers that start out looking like bug...
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Would anyone know if excessive hydrocodone usage can cause your colitis to flare up? Every time my wife uses hydrocodone for a little while her colitis seems to return. Is this just a coincidence?View Thread
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