New Chron's patient wants feedback, PLEASE!
I have just been diagnosed with Chron's. I have gone two years being sick and no one could find anything wrong. I have had stomach issues my whole life and I thought it was just normal for me. I have had anxiety in the past so I blamed everything on that. So did every Dr. I saw. I recently had my galbladder removed because it was only functioning at 5%, no stones, just not working. I thought this was the end to all my problems. But I guess not. I went to a new Dr. for a yearly checkup because my regular Dr. had to take a leave of absence due to her illness with Chron's disease, (how ironic). My new Dr. ran a series of blood test because I told him of some symptoms that I was having (nausa, upset stomach, sometimes chills, and dizziness.) I had heard that right after your galbladdeer is removed that some foods will still go straight through you until your body adjust. So, I didn't think much about it. He said he was just going to check a few things out that could cause those symptoms. The main test he wanted to run was for Celiac disease, because my mother has it. I was negative for Celiac but he told me that Chron's showed positive. I am now trying to find out information about Chron's and treatment. The Dr. gave me Asacol to take daily. I am worried about taking an antiinflamitory over a long period of time. Are there natural options? Is nausa common with Chron's? And does it come on with no warning? I feel like I have a stomach bug all the time. I recently went to Las Vegas with my husband and landed up in the ER for 10 hours and sick in the bed the next three days. Not a good trip. We were only there for 5 days and I was sick three of them. I feel like I can't go anywhere because I might get sick. Any suggestions on how to deal with nausa when it strikes? I get depressed because I feel like I put a damper on everything. I used to love to go places and do things but not anymore. Some days I feel great and others I am so tired that I just want to go to bed and feel like I can't function. I know that I am rambling but it is nice to get this off my chest. Please, if anyone has any adivce plase write back.