Weird Dreams and Crohns

by Deangelo

I have just been diagnosed with crohn's a month ago. Does anyone ever have weird dreams at night? Ever since I got severly sick with this about 6 months ago, I've been having dreams every night since then. Even if I nod off for 3 or 4 mins I fall into a dream. I only get flare ups if I eat eggs, smoke, or drink milk. If I get a flare up , I feel like I'm about to pass out, then I have to dookie, the only thing that brings back my energy is gatorade. I can't stay outside in the heat long because I get dehydrated quick. The only things that work for me are water, fruits & vegetables, white meat, green tea, & probiotics (50billion & up).

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by: Annette Young

Hello there,

Thank you for your post. This is an interesting one because I believe that you do know when you are causing flare-ups yourself because you can instinctively know when you are doing something that you shouldn't.

You state that you only get flare-ups if you eat eggs, smoke, drink milk well this is quite likely because when you have Crohn's disease smoking is one of the worst things that you can possibly do and it is essential that you stop smoking.

If you are reacting when you drink milk for example, you may be lactose intolerant so perhaps it would be good idea to turn to soy milk instead and to try that. Flare-ups are terrible things, they can be very painful and can actually make you feel quite faint. The good news is that they can occur less and less and you may find that providing you don’t indulge in anything that can trigger off a response, that life can become almost normal.

Personally, I would stay off the Gatorade and just ensure that you have a well-balanced diet with lots of nutrients and drink plenty of water to ensure that you remain hydrated. As regards the dreams, it is possible that the medication that you are on is causing some sort of reaction or, perhaps, it is a result of your being in pain or feeling very uncomfortable at night.

I would be interested to hear how you get on in the future and wish you the best of luck.

If anyone else has had any potential reaction to their drugs or experienced vivid dreams, then do write in.

Annette Young

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by: Rylie

I only had really weird dreams when I was on Prednisone, right after I got home from the hospital. It was absolutely insane! I would wake up every half an hour in a cold sweat and I'd have the same horrifying dream continuing. It was really weird. Now I'm on Pentasa and I do dream often, well, more than usual, but they aren't bad dreams all the time anymore. :)

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by: Anonymous

I've had crohns for 5 years and I've been known for my weird dreams. I can remember up to 10 dreams a night. I napped this morning for about an hour and I had 3 or 4 dreams just in that span. I am on Pentsa I don't know if it because of that that I have weird dreams or not. I actually don't remember dreaming this much when I was younger so it could possibly be the crohns. I never thought about it like that.

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by: Lydia D.

I attribute my vivid dreams and the occasional night terror to breakthrough pain in the night, side-effects of certain medications, and vitamin deficiency. You might like to discuss taking a vitamin B-complex capsule each day. If you have chronic diarrhoea the WHO recommends taking 20 mg zinc per day. The caveat is that zinc depletes the body of copper so you have to make sure you have adequate copper intake (medical grade copper bangle, for example).

I don't think that Gatorade is a good idea because it has a high sucrose content and is fizzy (causes wind and colic pain). Crohn's patients are advised to steer clear of pure sugar sources. If you are going to take sugar then stick to glucose (dextrose).

Good luck.

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by: Terri

A fellow crohn's sufferer told me that regular eggs and dairy in general have a chemical that causes us to flare. He told me to use Omega 3 eggs that are equal to the omega 6 in them,also organic.You can drink almond milk instead or soy or rice. Avoid processed foods and bottled salad dressing. Also,avoid all veg.oils as they cause inflammation. He said to use walnut oil for salad dressing with red wine vinegar and the juice of an orange. Whisk it up and it's delicious! You may use olive oil for cooking on lower heat. Use extra virgin coconut oil as margerine or cooking. It is very healthy and can be found in health food stores or online. I hope this has helped you. Keep eating the fruits and veggies too. Avoid wheat products if they bother you! God Bless

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