ive beat crohns disease!

by laura
(west yorkshire)

Hi... I am 26 years old and was diagnosed with crohns disease when I was 13 years old when I was rushed into hospital with "suspected" inflamed appendix... When they removed my appendix they realised that I had a inflamed bowl and decided to remove part of it and also a small amount of my intestine which was attached to the inflamed bowl, I was on pentasa tablets for about 3 years to keep my crohns under control, when I was 18 when I had my last attack with it, stress, minestrone soup and spicy food brought the pains on I was discharged from hospital in 2004 stopped taking my pentasa tablets in 2003 and iv never had a "crohns disease moment" since! :o)

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by: Annette

Hello,

I am delighted that you are not suffering currently from any associated crohn's disease symptoms but please do note that the disease can seem to go into remission and to then suddenly flare up again. Often without reason seemingly.

We do know that there is no known cure for crohn's disease. We also know that although it does go into remission, sometimes for days, weeks and even years, at other times, flare-ups occur and these can be quite aggressive. Although having time out from the disease is wonderful, do remember that when a bad bout occurs, it can seem much more violent.

I hate bringing a sense of reality to your post but I just want to make you aware that things can suddenly re-develop. Fingers crossed that it will not but it's important that you live under the shadow of the condition and to live a lifestyle that will not cause the disease to become aggressive.

Do not smoke
Do not drink alcohol
Avoid stress
Sleep well
Avoid dairy products

It is worth noting however that the disease affects everyone differently. Some people suffer from a very aggressive form and others do not. There is no real data on why people suffer with crohn's but recent research seems to indicate that crohn's can be more common for those with specific genes.

People with crohn's disease have to simply get by. They have to learn to live with the disease and to adapt their lifestyles accordingly. At the moment you are not suffering any side effects from the condition and I genuinely hope that this remains the case but do keep one eye on the food and drink consumed and also keep your life as stress-free as possible.

Does anyone have any theories as to why their condition may be in remission?

Best wishes,

Annette Young

Crohns Free for 6 yrs Now NEW
by: Nikita

I will be 31 in may. Two weeks after my 26th birthday I was rushed to the ER for an inflamed appendix. The ER did all types of test then they discovered my appendix was about to burst. I got rushed to emergency surgery while removing my appendix they discovered Crohns and removes a portion of my colon. Doctors told me I had Crohns I didn't know what it was & didn't take them serious. After staying in the hospital for 2 weeks I was released. Went home ate a burrito got sick and had to call my doctor they put me on pentasa. I tried to take them but they made me sick so I stopped. I kept getting sick so I went to my childhood hospital and got a MIR & discovered my colon wasn't stiched correctly.

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by: Nikita

I will be 31 in may. Two weeks after my 26th birthday I was rushed to the ER for an inflamed appendix. The ER did all types of test then they discovered my appendix was about to burst. I got rushed to emergency surgery while removing my appendix they discovered Crohns and removes a portion of my colon. Doctors told me I had Crohns I didn't know what it was & didn't take them serious. After staying in the hospital for 2 weeks I was released. Went home ate a burrito got sick and had to call my doctor they put me on pentasa. I tried to take them but they made me sick so I stopped. I kept getting sick so I went to my childhood hospital and got a MIR & discovered my colon wasn't stiched correctly.

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by: Anonymous

SO HAPPY FOR YOU . I HOPE YOU DONT GET ANOTHER CROHN'S DISEASE MOMENT AGAIN.. OX NIKKI

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