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Old 04-18-2007, 08:41 AM
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Crohn's Disease

DH has just been told he that he may have the beginning stages of Crohn's Disease.
Anyone else out there with this condition?
Any advice as to what we need to ask the Drs, diet or lifestyle changes that may be helpful?
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Old 04-18-2007, 12:48 PM
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Joy sorrry to hear that. Anyone I know who has had it controlled it through there diet. They did have flares and one gentleman I know had to have surgery but has been fine since. Sorry I can't be more help but wanted you to know I was thinking of him. Hope he gets all the answers he needs

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Old 04-19-2007, 05:03 AM
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Thanks for the support, Deb. We are going to see a specialist on the 30th and will go from there. I have done some interent research and it looks like to me that each person is different in what foods may or may not bother them. DH does nor always handle illness the best so I am trying to keep a very positive atitude when I am with him.
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:05 AM
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Hope it goes well on the 30th Joy. I think he is lucky they think he is just beginning...most of my friends had really bad incidents that landed them in the hospital and then found out they had it. Hopefully they will have lots of info for you at his appt and you will have had time to compile a list of questions for them to answer. Thinking of you both

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Old 04-29-2007, 04:24 AM
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check out Jordan Rubin and Garden of Life. He had this disease so badly he was near death. His remarkable journey into his healing now helps many others transform their lives.
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Old 04-29-2007, 03:30 PM
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My bil had it, it finally got so bad he had to have surgery and now he can eat whatever he wants.

The main thing to watch very closely is anything with seeds, no matter how small. No preserves, no multigrain bread, no tomatoes, seeds get in the pockets of the intestines and cause painful flareups and infection. I'm sure I'm forgetting some things it's been many, many years since he had the surgery.

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Old 04-29-2007, 04:22 PM
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The latest understanding is that Crohn's is one of the autoimmune diseases. The body tries to destroy itself. There are special nonsteroidals that can successfully control flare ups. While many people with Crohn's are food sensitive, others are not, so diet will depend on your husband's specific sensitivities.

Gastroenterologists are the usual specialists who manage Crohn's. I strongly encourage y'all to work with his doctor(s) in managing this disease. The complications can be devastating, but the symptoms can be managed and life can be good - even with Crohn's.

If he has many bouts of diarrhea, he may want to use a zinc oxide ointment (like Desitin) around his anus to soothe and heal any irritation or excoriation.

I hope the docs find good control and management strategies and medications for him!

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I was diagnosed with it when I was 20. At the time I was under an enormous amount of stress & became depressed.

I wasn't feeling well for about a week. I couldn't stand up straight without feeling discomfort in the rectal area. I had recently been in a car wreck so I wasn't sure what was going on.

On a Sunday, I called the doctor I was seeing & he told me to meet him at the hospital. My mom took me because I hadn't been able to drive all weekend.

After he examined me he told my mom & I about my condition. I had an abscess about the size of a golf ball in the rectal area & it had to be drained immediately.

I ended up staying in the hospital for a few days.

I was sent to several different specialists. Later diagnosed as a crohn's patient. Had a C-ton (rubber band) placement for drainage. Was told I'd have one for the rest of my life.

All the meds I was given to take made me sicker so I refused to take them.

It took me several years to balance out. I got pregnant when I was 22 & was convinced to have a C-Section. The doctors wanted me to have an abortion. NOT!!! I fought with them the whole pregnancy. What a mess. After I had my son I was diagnosed with thyroid disease. They gave me all my options. I chose to keep my thyroids & take their meds for a year & see the end results. Well to their surprise my thyroids balanced out. I still have them after 2 more pregnancies & 14 years. It's common for pregnant women to have abnormal thyroid test results during their pregnancy & then balance out after the child is born.

I had the c-ton up until last year when it broke & came out. I decided I was not going to have it replaced. The doctor said that would be ok but we'd monitor my situation & go from there.

I haven't had any problems, symptoms, or flare-ups since I learned how to manage stress over 10 years ago.

Against the doctors orders, I have always eaten and drank what I wanted to. I tried their diet recommendation for awhile but knew I needed the fruits & grains they where prohibiting me from eating.

I'm a rebellious child that knows her body & listens to it before listening to doctors when it comes to eating.

I am an unusual case I know. You need to listen to the doctor then make adjustments as you see fit.

If your husband receives a c-ton. Make sure he takes his sits-baths like the doctor prescribes. I recommend he tries the special diet the doctors put him on. He needs to deal with stress in a more healthy way. Try to make the best out of everything. Life is a precious thing we take for granted.

My mil was diagnosed with crohn's disease after I was & she has to stay away from acidic foods, dairy, grains, carbonated drinks, etc... to this day.

She takes the meds prescribed to her but they aren't working so the doctors keep changing them. She is a hypochondriac, like I said she didn't have crohn's disease until after she found out I did. If the doctor tells her to look out for certain symptoms she starts seeing or feeling them within days sometimes hours. She's a mess & has been diagnosed with so many other diseases I can't name them all.

I want to be healthy therefore I think healthy thoughts. It takes time & sometimes meds to make it happen. Everyone is made differently.

I refused to believe I had whatever the doctors thought I had unless it lined-up with my thoughts & feelings. But remember, I had been under an enormous amount of stress for several years. I had been raped twice by 2 different guys in a 2 year period, my parents were talking about getting a divorce & put me in the middle of it, the guy I had been dating for 2 years broke up with me for the last time, I was in a serious wreck, the list goes on... My body reacted to the situation the only way it knew how to.

The doctors have to experiment on you to find out what works for each & everyone of us.

I wish you & your husband the very best. Keep us posted.

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Old 05-01-2007, 03:21 PM
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Thank you for sharing all this with us, that's very brave in some of the areas that you dealt with stress. I hope that this will help not only the original poster but many others reading this out there.

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Since my fil passed away over the past weekend we had to re-schedule DH's appointment for Friday. He has been feeling pretty good right now.
He definitely is one who could benefit from learning how to manage his stress. Thanks for all your comments and I will keep you posted on what the Drs satys.
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