I honestly do not care if you "fall for it" or not, but telling people to ignore the advise of their physician and that a disease like Crohn's is completely dietary is not safe. I'm glad that your Crohn's was minor enough that a simple dietary change could fix it for you. I'm glad that you feel healthy. But that is not the case for everybody with Crohn's and you pretending to understand everything there is to know about the disease and portraying healthcare professionals as villains is not what this site is for.View Thread
Please continue to follow the advise of your son's physician. Sometimes dietary changes are beneficial and sometimes patients with Crohn's disease do suffer from Celiac's or lactose intolerance as well, but they are not one in the same. I have trouble with some wheat products but not gluten in particular and I have no trouble with dairy or lactose. Everybody's Crohn's is different.View Thread
I was on Humira for roughly six months after my surgeries in 2010/2011. I also had to take methotrexate. I didn't respond at all to either medication. My Crohn's is weird though so you shouldn't base anything off of my experience.View Thread
Dan, are you on any medications? You need zofran or phenergan to help with the nausea so that you can eat. Are you able to drink milkshakes? You should get some ensure or pediasure and some spinach. Mix an ensure, a hand full of spinach or kale, two scoops of ice cream, and a few ounces of milk (or lactaid if you have trouble with lactose) with a blender until smooth and drink. The ensure and spinach will help with your iron, the ice cream will help with calories and hopefully you won't taste the spinach/kale.
If you are not getting adequate food intake, you need to be drinking ensure or pediasure up to three times a day to get nutrition. You're going to be exhausted if you aren't getting any nutrients. The strawberry pediasure tastes pretty good, but it makes my stomach cramp up. I've not had cramping with the other flavors.
I'm very interested in what medications you are taking. It may be necessary to talk to your doctor and get some ativan or something for the anxiety attacks.
I'm 24 so I'm kind of old in comparison, but I've been at this since I was your age and I'm now a nurse so I've got a little experience with that as well. Let me know if you have any questions.View Thread
I went through a period of severe constipation with my Crohn's. I also had ulcerative colitis and a large part of the nerves to my large intestine were not functioning due to extensive damage. Hopefully this is not the case. Has he tried increasing his water intake, fiber, and exercise? Even just walking for half an hour or so a day can increase bowel motility. If that doesn't work, there are things like Miralax that he could take daily to help him pass stool.View Thread
I've used hydrocodone for years and while I'm not currently using it, I've never noticed any correlation between my disease process and hydrocodone. Your wife may have an intolerance to it and may need some other type of medication or it may be unrelated.View Thread