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Crohns Disease.Anyone have this?

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Jane

Jane Report 11 Jun 2008 18:31

My sister has been diagnosed with this today.Just wondering how it affects life and does it reoccur very often?

tinkers

tinkers Report 11 Jun 2008 18:36

hello my oh has been dianosed with this last year where he was rushed in hospital with supected appendix touch wood he hasnt had any flare ups since though is still seeing the consultant

Jane

Jane Report 11 Jun 2008 19:20

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mick4pen

mick4pen Report 11 Jun 2008 19:29

hi i,v had it for 17 years, went down to 5 1/2 stone, on pure protine drinks, had part of my intestines removed,controlled by diet, had odd flair up but nothing to worry about, you know if it,s flairing up, don,t eat meat, fried food,so you can beat it, and to look at me you woudn,t know, he, ll o.k. regards suz

X Lairy- Fairy

X Lairy- Fairy Report 11 Jun 2008 19:29

Hi helen
my best friend suffers real bad from this.
shes had an operation and touch wood shes not had too many flare ups.
its alot to do with diet.
if she eats the right things shes ok but if she doesnt shes in agony and very sick.
im sure your sisters consultant will be able to give advise.
Rosex

moe

moe Report 11 Jun 2008 19:29

Like Tinkys OH my B-I-L was rushed to theatre with suspected appendicitis, on opening him up they noticed his intestine was bad? (i didn't want to know all the details)cut it out and he's been ok since,he's supposed to follow a diet etc but he's not under the doctors or hospital for follow ups and still goes on holidays and out every weekend on the sauce, he gets a bad stomach now and again but it doesn't lay him low.

moe

*~*~ Maisie from  Wales. *~*~

*~*~ Maisie from Wales. *~*~ Report 11 Jun 2008 19:43

My youngest son (age 37) has this and was diagnosed in 1998. He has been on various drugs including steroids. He now has injection every other week and controls the pain with watching what he eats.
From Maisie

Jane

Jane Report 11 Jun 2008 19:45

Thanks peeps for your input.She hasn't lost weight.I said I thought it was skinny people that had this(as a joke) It did make her laugh as she ain't skinny!!!!

Jane

Jane Report 11 Jun 2008 19:54

Thanks Michael,have done that.
See you back on our other thread!!!!!

Glenys the Menace!

Glenys the Menace! Report 11 Jun 2008 19:59


Hello Helen, I was diagnosed with this in 1993. When they mentioned "Crohns Disease" I thought it sounded terrible, and wondered what the hell it involved.

Having had it since then, and a few flare-ups due to my ignorance lol, I will not let it run my life - and it doesn't.

All I would advise is that your friend gets to know how her digestive system reacts to e.g. spicy foods, some citrus fruit - you know, strong acidy stuff like that.

Sometimes I get what I call "punched-stomach syndrome", because it feels just like that. Apparently that's when my stomach lining is inflamed, so I know not to eat spicy foods, or citrus fruit, which would bring on an attack.

Tip: A good, calming drink for her "system" is Camomile and Spiced Apple herbal tea, sweetened with a bit of honey. Okay, some might say "yeuk", but it works!

Good luck to your friend.
x

Jane

Jane Report 11 Jun 2008 20:29

Thanks to all who have answered it's interesting to see everyones take on this.