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1/2/10 1:18 A

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I started to lose weight in January of 2009. I ate more meat, fruits, and veggies. I was in the gym 5-6 days a week. By the summer I was down 20 pounds! I noticed continued diarrhea but passed it for nothing. In the fall I experienced intense pain and rectal bleeding which lead to my diagnosis. Since then I lost another 10 pounds due to how painful it was to digest anything and lack of any appetite. I have read that many people flared-up and were diagnosed with Crohn's while they were in the best shape of their life. That was definitely me. My new lifestyle was actually HURTING me!

It is so good to hear from others who are suffering from Crohns. I hope that may experience can helpful to others here as well. I was diagnosed in Oct, 2009 and was started on Entocort. After 4 weeks with continued pain and bleeding (very low iron), my doctor has put me on prednisone. I have now been on it for 2 weeks. I have been able to control my weight by weighing myself each morning and watching everything that hits my mouth. I do have the "moon face" though. Prednisone has made me feel sooo much better. I feel like my old self again. I went to the gym yesterday for the first time in 4 months. I have begin to notice certain things that cause me to run to the restroom more often such as alcohol, caffeine, and raw veggies and fruit. I often feel like I eat SO unhealthy. Lots of pasta/bread/cereal. Even though I eat these things my weight has actually fallen because I am eating so much less than I used to. I find it helpful to "graze" rather than eat big meals. Big meals KILL me!

I hope that some of you find this post helpful to you. You are all in my prayers.






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8/27/09 8:23 A

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What is the prednisone for? Pain?


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8/26/09 9:08 P

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nope... I wish I was though. When I was diagnosed I was put on Prednisone. THAT pretty much put a halt to the weight loss. I RE-gained all of the weight I had lost... 2 months before I was married.(I had to have 4 inches of my dress let out... AND wear a corset to fit into my dress)
Apparently prednisone weight is damn near impossible to lose (for ME anyway)... Cause I haven't been on it since 2003. Then again, depression does not help much when it comes to being motivated to look better.
Anyway, Nice to meet you Unique.


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MSUNEK Posts: 77
8/25/09 12:44 P

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Hello Brenda I am Unique... Recently diagnosed and I'm losing weight at a ridiculous speed... are you still dropping weight?

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6/20/09 12:42 P

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Hi, my name is Brenda, I initially got sick when I was 23. I lost 43 lbs in 2 months... but, I thought I had psychologically "made" myself sick cause I was tired of being fat.(odd thought NOW)
I was diagnosed (officially) when I was 29. I inherited my crohns from my grandmother (she had it as well as.... her 2 sisters, her brother and her dad)... LOVELY. It skipped all of her children, and her grandchildren and landed on ME. I remember calling her when I knew for sure what was wrong with me and said... "You know, you could have left me money. You didn't HAVE to leave me your sh*t disease." (We both thought it was funny)
Anyway, I am about to be 36 in a couple of weeks, and I control my crohns mostly with diet. I still have my moments, but those are nowhere near as bad as they have been for me in the past. Its all trial and error, right?


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It's not what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. It's how you REACT to the "what doesn't kill you" that makes you stronger.

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