Chronic Pain

by Karin
(Edmonton, AB, CANADA)

Hi all!

I just stumbled onto this site while I was looking at Chrohn's info. I am at home today because of abdominal pain and absolute exhaustion. Most days, I feel fine. I was diagnosed 2 years ago, and am currently not on meds. However, I am wondering if I should get on meds. I am always exhausted, and I go from feeling great to dropping like a fly in seconds. Yesterday, my husband and I went Xmas shopping, and 1/2 hour into the trip, I drooped! I had to go sit down and go home to bed. When I got up this morning, I look like I am 6 months pregnant, my side aches and I am tired! What can start this? How can I keep my energy up? It is starting to affect my life with kids and husband.....

Thanks for letting me vent, and I'd love some feedback.


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by: Annette Young

Hello there,

Thank you for your post. I'm sorry to hear that you are struggling to cope with such fatigue and abdominal pains at the moment.

I do feel that you should go to your doctor so that they can keep an eye on your Crohn's for you. Medication may well alleviate some of the pain and symptoms and although it can be a bit of trial and error to get the right medication, I think going it alone is a bit dangerous.

Crohn's disease is such an aggressive one and it can literally take over your life. One of the main symptoms of Crohn's disease is fatigue and it can completely wipe you out. The best thing that you can do is to plan a more holistic approach to taking back your health. First of all listen to your body. If you're overdoing it then rest. Try to get as much sleep as you can so that your body can start to heal.

I come from a natural health background and I do advise using meditation. It really can give your whole system a boost as well as reducing the effects of anxieties and stress new and it can help promote deep sleep too. It may sound a bit new age but seriously, it works.

I attach a link for foods that work well with Crohn's disease in case your diet is a potential trigger.,,20559874,00.html

You can also take a look at this link as well.

Eliminate stress as much as possible from your life because this can have a huge negative impact on your Crohn's disease. If you have any particular problems, it's a good idea to try to sort them out as soon as possible. Eat sensibly and healthily and try to ensure that you have all of the appropriate vitamins and minerals too.

I hope this helps,
Do let is know how you're getting on


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