Sick of ALWAYS Hurting

by Tracy
(Warrensburg, MO)

I was diagnosed with Crohns back in 1998.Went through a hospitalatizations. A couple surgeries. Had a flare-up back in 2002. Was doin good till i had a car accident in Jan. of 2011. With all the stress of the accident my crohns has since flared up. I've been in so much pain its almost getting unbareable. I went to the ER in April they put me on Sulfa meds. Helped for a couple weeks. Now its happening again. Can hardly eat. Hard time keeping anything down. And the stomach cramps double me over in pain constantly. My problem is i don't have insurance and can't afford to go to doc. Looking for any help or suggestions for home remedies. Recently started taking fish oil vitamins and always seem to be on a liquid diet. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You

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by: Annette Young

Hi there,

I am sorry to read that you are having such a bad time of things now. I think you have hit the nail on the head and that Crohn's disease most certainly becomes worse if there is a lot of stress in your life.

Stress management is hugely important when it comes to managing Crohn's disease and it's vital that you learn relaxation techniques to offset the daily problems. I can imagine if you do not have insurance, this will simply help to aggravate the symptoms and ends up in a vicious circle of pain and anxiety.

There is no doubt that Crohn's disease is so aggressive and for some, the pain can be unbearable. As it affects everyone very differently, it is important to ascertain how and why it affects you. There may be things that you can do to improve or to reduce the triggers.

Dairy products and fiber can be triggers as can alcohol and smoking, so these should be reduced and avoided as much as possible.

You can try some holistic and natural treatments or remedies...

Aloe Vera is a natural anti-inflammatory for example and some people swear by it. You can also try ginger and peppermint as these have been proven to help alleviate some symptoms. Making teas of ginger or peppermint is the best way to take them.

You can also try fish oil and probiotics.

I would suggest you only make one natural remedy change at a time and monitor how you feel. You will soon see if it starts to work for you.

I attach a link which details lots of information about Crohn's disease and I hope this helps.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/crohns-disease/DS00104/DSECTION=lifestyle-and-home-remedies

Best wishes,

Annette

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by: Anonymous

Thank you for your comment. I will definately try it. My problem would be the carbs. Dairy already gone. Anything worth a try. Thanks again

Eating
by: Anonymous

I take George's aloe vera liquid everyday along with wheat grass. I have CD for 11 years and try to do gluten free and organic. I find that dairy, and carbs don't agree with my body. I go for 4 months at a time eating just protein and veggies. Nothing else. This puts my Crohn's into remission. I was able to stay off all CD meds until last year. I have allergic reactions and high sensitivity to the CD meds including the biologicals.

I am heading to CA to see the Chief of the Gastro Dept who just moved from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Hopefully he will find a med I can tolerate.


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