motival for crohns

by james
(london)

"motival"for crohns. After reading through the stories of how we all live with Crohns i have yet to read if anyone else has been prescribed Motival(tablets). These tablets were prescribed to me about 10 years ago when i had gone through the whole weight loss, abdominal pain usual routine. After barium x-rays and a camera down the throat the consultant said to me there was no sign of a flair up whatso-ever. Yet the pain was exactly the same,i was astonished to say the least. Motival is prescribed for anxiety, something which i was not conscious of that i even had. Laid back was my middle name so it didnt make sense. Most people align Crohns with stress and depression which is somewhat true, but anxiety(subcontiously) which you are not aware of is what really gets the guts rumbling. Now everytime i even start to get little tell tale signs of any oncoming problems i take a tablet which seems to calm the area completely. I have not had an all out attack since and take no medication on a daily basis."Motival" has replaced steroids for me and i very rarely even need to take them.

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what about Xanex
by: Anonymous

I am being treated for Crohn's disease with Pentasa(melsalamine), Questran (to bind bile acid), Immodium, Imuran and now I am supposed to start steroids today...reluctantly. But nothing seems to stop the flare ups every couple days, so my doctor also gave me Xanex for anxiety, I notice a calming effect, but the most incredible lethargy and depression it seems to have an afterlife, I always feel lousy, I have a 40 hr week job I have been only getting there two or three days a week and late almost every day, because I am sick in the toilet every morning, I allow myself 4 hours before leaving the house, and I am exhausted. I don't even want to live some days, but I want to be well and when I told doctor about Xanex, he now wants to give me an antidepressent Paxil. I said I am so sick and also sensitive to all the side effects and he said if I feel like jumping out a window on Paxil and steroids to call 911 first!!! Help!!! Any suggestions this is my 4th doctor and because I am new patient he said to try steroids and Remicade before he will put me on disability!!!!

what about Xanex
by: Anonymous

I am being treated for Crohn's disease with Pentasa(melsalamine), Questran (to bind bile acid), Immodium, Imuran and now I am supposed to start steroids today...reluctantly. But nothing seems to stop the flare ups every couple days, so my doctor also gave me Xanex for anxiety, I notice a calming effect, but the most incredible lethargy and depression it seems to have an afterlife, I always feel lousy, I have a 40 hr week job I have been only getting there two or three days a week and late almost every day, because I am sick in the toilet every morning, I allow myself 4 hours before leaving the house, and I am exhausted. I don't even want to live some days, but I want to be well and when I told doctor about Xanex, he now wants to give me an antidepressent Paxil. I said I am so sick and also sensitive to all the side effects and he said if I feel like jumping out a window on Paxil and steroids to call 911 first!!! Help!!! Any suggestions this is my 4th doctor and because I am new patient he said to try steroids and Remicade before he will put me on disability!!!!

Medication for anxiety
by: JoAnne

I take medication for anxiety and stress and have not had a flair up in four years. My gallbladder had to be removed by no flair ups. Fish oil helps as well. I do have to take any medication for Crohn's and I don't take steroid shots any more. My doctor doesn't like it but, it is my life and I don't like all the medication. I have other health problems well that I can't go without taking my meds.

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