My father used to have crohns. Used to have to go to the hospital with him when he got his shit checked out. Ever since he started smoking weed he hasn't had problems. Went to get a colonoscopy and they said they didn't see anything crohns related. Try it out for a while.
>>718528994 not ED specifically, but it's not as potent as it used to be. sometimes i lose my erection during sex, but it's not all bad, girls usually blame themselves and think they're not pretty enough
>>718529207 i just got out of the hospital, they cut me open behind my ballsack to drain an abcess. it's been 2 months, still draining. scared it's just what my life is gonna be now. i never leave the apartment. i rarely get out of bed. thing drips and drains constantly
>>718529248 it's hereditary, but it's environmentally triggered. so, you have the lloaded gun in your system from your genes, then you eat a fucked up diet or something and boom, welcome to a fucked up rest of your life
>>718529783 Dont worry. You will be alright. They drained one on me in that exact area the size of a baseball. I had a drain in and my dirty college roommate gave me an infection. 5 months later still draining but I work and go to school. Its humiliating for awhile but you get used to it.
>>718530042 notOP, but i still have all mine. my intestine is mangled for about 6 inches on the small side of the ICV valve, but they've never been able to get my inflammation under control enough to discuss surgical options.
>>718530203 i went totally undiagnosed from 2004-2012. went to sooooo many quack ass doctors and all they'd ever say is, "we don't know what it is, maybe it's crohn's, we don't know." finally went to decent doctor in 2012 and he said fuck yeah you've got crohn's, you've got a pretty fucking serious case of it too.
>>718530348 Tbh I've eaten healthy my entire life. It was the stress of college that flared it up. My first operation was the day before move in day to my dorm. You can imagine how fun it was to carry a mini fridge up 4 flights of stairs with a tube in your ass.
>>718530571 people tell me all the time that i have a healthy perspective on life because everything just rolls right off me. i just think, >"motherfucker, i've been shitting ten times a day for over ten years. i've been through more pain than most people can imagine. and your bothered by something pseudo-political that somebody said or did? fuck this life. who thee fuck cares?"
>>718530867 I am so happy someone else has the same outlook as I do. All i do anymore is tell people to fuck off because they are so ungrateful. People will bitch about how they are vegans and shit while I actually need to alter my diet to live, not because I'm a tumblrina.
>>718531068 i used to love food. i used to LOVE food. i'm so skinny now, i can't stand the thought of eating, it's just gasoline i have to put in my engine to keep going. literally don't even care what i eat anymore, as long as it's something that'll fuck me up less than the other options...
>>718526987 Hey OP. Sorry to hear about your case. I've been struggling with severe irritable bowel syndrome for 5 years now. I wasn't able to eat or drink anything without then having explosive diarrhea. So I simply took pepto bismal twice a day everyday for two years while I was in uni. After graduation I decided I needed to try and do something. Went to two family docs and did blood tests. Everything fine..
Then went to a private practise naturopathic doctor. She gave me pro biotics and some anti microbial stuff. Also got tested for food allergy which came back with me being allergic to 280 diff foods. Her theory was that my intestines were so inflamed they weren't profucing eymzymes anymore.
Skip ahead to today. I still take probiotics everyday as well as slippery elm to hell coat intestines and reduce inflammation. I only have stomach problems about every 1 in 10 times of eating. Which is better than the 10/10 it used to be.
Anyways I keep asking my family doc to do a colonoscopy and he refuses to do it.
Question for you, what warning signs should i be looking for to know if its chroans or not. I dont have any blood in stool. And no undigested food.
>>718531724 Crohns is really tricky to detect externally. If you are having inflammation due to certain foods, I would seriously get a colonoscopy. Find a doctor who will do it. You do not wanna prolong it. I had a pelvic mri, colonoscopy, and endonoscopy before they confirmed it as crohns.
>>718531577 you shouldn't until you get it. which there's a good chance you will... you're white (right?) male? you eat a modern grocery store diet? yeah, you are the demographic. i hope you don't get it, m8.
>>718531724 if you have crohn's your blood test should come bac with some strange readings saying that you have "active disease". i don't know the medical vocab, so i can't tell you which ones, but that's what they always tell me after my blood tests...
>>718532055 This man speaks the truth. I am a dickhead to most people, but I could never wish this upon anyone. Im serious, it has made me wanna commit suicide on multiple occasions. You feel useless once you realize you have no energy to leave your bed and all you do is shit yourself and stay drugged up 24/7
>>718532084 it's a slow process learning how to change your diet to avoid trigger foods. i've been doing it over 10 years and am still making adjustments. 2008 was the hardest year of my life. i had no idea what i was doing, diet wise. Life-wise, i was dying.
>>718532531 i eat a lot of white bread and scrambled eggs. avoid as much fiber as you can. avoid especially "residue". indigestibles like bean skins, seeds, fruit and veggie matter. I won't even eat refried beans without running them through a blender first.
>>718533326 No not at all. Its not necessarily diarrhea, just soft loose stool. I bleed a lil because surgery holes. I don't smell because diaper blocks scent from drainage. I very rarely have an accident in public. Colognr always does the trick
>>718533276 when it first broke through i did have a bad UTI. they cleared up the UTI with antibiotics and it never came back. the fistula has never gone away though.
and you can definitely have a fistula without knowing it if it doesn't connect to the outside. you'll know something's wrong becausse pain, but you won't necessarily know what. before mine broke all the way through i was in pain for months while it slowly ate its way through my insides. had no idea what was going on, thought i was dying.
>>718533487 what? dude your fetishes and your medical conditions aren't connected. what planet do you live on? i'm sure some people with crohn's happen to have fetishes, but not because they have crohn's... because they're fucking weird, /b/ro
>>718533010 You look like you're 14. /b/ won't say it anymore because of the Facebook invasion, but there it is. Be glad you can't develop facial hair. Women everywhere would kill to have your youthful looks.
>sit in formation one morning waiting for PT >drank a few beers night before >stomach grumbled >oh shit >crohn's in my pants >oh.. >sound of geyser and a burp fills the area >SGT! >I SHIT MY PANTS... >May be I be excused >just as XO, company commander and HQ platoon sgt walked out >Look at my platoon sgt's face was priceless >HQ platoon sgt's 2nd guy staring at me with the blanket, whitest face I've ever seen >My platoon sgt simply said "leave" >mfw platoon sgt has never looked at me the same. Shit sucks, so much things I enjoy eating, that I can't enjoy or my anus betrays me.
>>718533276 Fuck. I'm never gonna eat difficult to digest food again. This thread has scared me straight. My family has a history of bowel problems and my dad and grandpa both have crohn's. I'm irish/scottish celtic. I try to stick to their ancestral diet which is basically fermented diary, oats, soup, and white meat.
How likely are doctors to give a false negative for crohn's after a colonoscopy?
>>718535549 Had extremely bad colitis since an early age, lately my lower lymph nodes have been very swollen and painful, no sign of infection in my blood work so apparently next step is lower GI and scope... Jesus fuck I have had those before, I think I'd rather die!
>>718535251 >in prison, minimum security >fire drill in the middle of the night >everyone in the yard formed up by housing units >"stay where you're at, don't move until we clear this count" >guards come around with clipboards trying to count us (guards suck ass at counting) >"guard i gotta shit" "hold it" >wait wait, squeeze >"sergeant, i gotta shit" "hold it" >dance dance, squeeze >"captain i gotta shit" "hold it" >fuck fuck fuck fuck squeeze >finally they clear count, but now they're on some BS >form up for random selection, UAs (piss tests) >fuck fuck fuck dance dance don't shit don't shit >i buck the line and go to the front, y'all gotta let me in i'm about to shit my pants >they hand me a cup, "urine analysis" >"fine whatever" >pulling my pants off in the hallway as i'm running through the bathroom door >sit and shit and pee in the cup all at once >guard looking like, "wtf?" >i've got a fistula that makes me pee poop >guard thinks i shit in his cup and gives me punishment >i have to sit in the hall for 3 hours outside the captain's office waiting for him to write me papers >at least i don't have to shit anymore :^D
>>718529662 The placebo effect has anti-inflamatory properties and is more effective than drugs for many conditions, the weed may trigger it. Also weed does have anti-inflammatory properties. The placebo effect is different than just positive attitude. Basically you need to believe down to a subconscious level you are being given a cure and it will trigger your body to release chemicals that decrease inflamation and other things. It sounds like hoodoo but it's being given credit by science, there's a good article in national geographic. Basically religion/bullshit can heal if you have faith.
>>718536137 That's pretty much my only embarrassing story. I only drink on weekends so I don't shit my pants while on duty. The only other time I've embarrassed myself was when I shit myself while we were running, the keeled over in pain as a battlebuddy helped me back to my room, then to sickcall. He's since moved to a different post because of a new assignment.
>>718536993 I've had colonoscopies/sigmoidoscopies more times than i can accurately count (6? 7?). They sure in the hell DO do a conscious procedure. Don't fucking let them that's all i'm saying. Also, one time they knocked me out so hard that i woke up psychic for 3 months. i'm back to normal now and have been for a long time, but that shit happened.
>>718537817 Mine drains outside and formed without draining. Cutting seton did nothing. Im resistant to Remicade and Humira. Had to spend a few weeks off any immunosuppressants due to a dental abcess. Yes, it is a full fistula and it does capture feces.
>>718537542 yeah, and you shit lube. and you're still shitting out the bowel cleanser that you drank the whole previous day (honestly drinking that golite shit is worse than the procedure). and you're starving.
>>718538248 Mine just fell out. Im about to start 6 weeks of 15 mg Methotrexate and prednisone again so I can qualify for a new drug. Not sure what its called but its not meant for fistulas. Hope you get some use out of yours. Though be aware of the conflict between Remicade and Imuran. Apparently an increase of risk in T-cell lymphomas in particularly young adult males. Only reason I stopped the Imuran.
Fellow crohnie here. Phones about to die though, this topic was a good read however, glad Im not alone. Sucks I consider myself a good looking, smart guy for the most part but this shit just holds you back in so many ways. Aka jobs and relationships.
>>718538682 use freetaxusa dot cum it's free for federal, and let's you swipe the info from your state taxes so you basically get them free too. don't mean to be an adfag, but i think they're more intuitive than turbotax. took me a few years to find them. now i tell people every chance i get
>>718529642 It's worked for me anon. About the only thing that did. Humara is my last resort but I've been going strong on remicade. Except I can't go 8 weeks like everyone else, I'm on a short leash of just 5 weeks. And by that 5th week I'm ready to get another dose no doubt
>>718539209 Ive only smoked twice in my life, both recently. Its gonna sound gay but my mother is very against it. My dad however is on the fence, so i think i could sway him. My parents have done alot for me and im not trying to be an asshole to them by doing stuff that they wouldnt approve of.
>>718539359 yeah, they love you for sure but fuck this, you are the one who needs a cure. just try it dude, I'm serious. So your parents political opinions are more important than your health ? Get over this, grow up, and try weed. I know I'm not in your shoes tho but just try it dude
related doc: https://youtu.be/bdkrZF8pQu4?t=15m27s
>>718538703 Abcess has been drained and im off all antibiotics. That side of things is fixed. Though its not that they're gonna put me on. It starts with a V and ends with an -ab. Thats the extent of what I know till March.
Crohn's disease has been proven to be a psychological deficiency or just an all-out fraud. It doesn't exist except in the minds of the insane or those defrauding the government. Seriously, I hope you lying fucks get a REAL terminal disease.
>>718539979 not a cure, but a medecine, I'm sorry. you dont have to be this mad tho. I know medical marijuana works. If dude can feel better with this instead of taking lots of pills, what would be wrong? Your personal little butthurt maybe ?
>>718540154 Im working a shitty job with people who know whats wrong with me. So its not so shitty. Its good that I havent paid shit for my treatment, even my specialist visits are covered by government. >>718540231 Eh. Could be worse. You should see what /waifu/ gets.
>>718538479 Methotrexate and prednizone did nothing for me. Steroids only made my cheeks fat and flagyl made me get a hairy tongue. I've been through it all, remicade is your best bet and if that doesn't work, go humara
>>718540273 yeah, i'm personally a little butthurt. kind of a fucked up way to say it, but that's the way it is. why am i upset? because NOTHING fucking works! No drug, no treatment, nothing has ever fucking worked and i've been going through this FUCKING BULLSHIT since 2004 and you tell me, "hey bro just smoke some weed and it'll all be better." MOTHERFUCKER *FUCK* YOU!!
>>718540566 Resistant to both already. Theres a new one they're trialing that Im going on that needs the metho and pred. >>718540534 Always good for a chat on occasion. Though the 2 times I started a Crohns AMA I got one 404 within minutes and one that lasted 2 hours.
>>718539007 Yea I've been on remistart for years and this year and last year I've only had to pay $5, remistart covers the rest. It didn't use to be like that but I'm not going to go around and ask questions
>>718540582 OP again. Take it easy man. Something will work for you. You just gotta be patient. Yea i know some people can be annoying about pot, but the dude has a point. It can alleviate some pain and help you get weight back. Direct treatment is where you wanna look first though.
>>718540582 I'm really sorry dude, I guess it's not as stable as a chemical formula. The guy in the documentary was convicing tho. Maybe your weed was poor quality... And dude, us potheads love to spread stoner knowledge since it makes us feel like we are not total junkies... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdkrZF8pQu4 --> start at 15'27
>>718540258 Look for fermented diary that doesn't have many ingredients, just milk and bacterial culture. Buttermilk is usually pretty good. Cheese is not probiotic usually. The most potent probiotic is unpastuerized saurkraut but it's also cabbage which may not agree with you. It's good to eat probiotics with brown bread which will carry it through your digestive system, most probiotics get killed by your stomach
>>718540804 >>718540839 Sorry, I just trigger really easy. It's been a long time and I've been at my wit's end for longer than i can remember. I don't usually even talk about it because I'm on the edge pssychologically on that topic. If I don't think about it, I'm a cool, normal guy. I get a little worked up when i disscuss it though. My bad. Sorries for real.
>>718540901 I mean its not a bad way to unwind and just forget about all the bullshit. I have oxycodone and percocet which i use to sleep, but weed seems like a better alternative. If i wasnt paranoid, id do it more often. You definitely eat more when high.
>>718541096 8 weeks was what they stretched it to over the ditch. And again, I still have a bit of immune system because I grew resistant. Not so much in pain, but the physical symptoms are definitely there. >>718541158 My cousin got it too. Lucky us. Mum also had UC. Really rolling the dice.
>>718539396 Can't remember how long it took for it to work for me because I've been on it for so long. But I don't think it took long initially. Only reason I say that is because I didn't have long, it had to work. I was down to 68lbs. Soooo yea, it worked fairly quick
>>718540690 Yea my tongue had hair on it and it drove me insane. Look up black tongue or hairy tongue, it's awful. I had to wake up every day and attempt to scrape it off, but more times than not I would just end up combing it and chocking on the hair later
>>718541329 Yea I was just skin and bones, ribs were showing, heartbeat was clearly visible. I actually got granted a wish by the make a wish foundation. I was about to die so they basically granted me a dying wish, it was pretty sweet
>>718542094 Mum immediately removed the large bowel. 10 years later, no remission. Just get rid of it. 1 year of pain and rehab saved her all that pain, time and money. >>718542002 I started showing no reaction 2 days after infusion on 8 week stretches. After the bloods came back it showed that nothing was being done by it so it was deemed useless. Ive been on trials for it though. If Ustekinumab starts getting used you have me to thank for it.
Hey guys its OP. Its 6am where I'm at, and i didnt get a minute of sleep, so im gonna try and pass out. Try and keep this thread alive. If it 404's, then it was a pleasure talking to you. Peace out everyone.
>>718542263 Hope you can find something that works for you anon. I would be dead at 8 weeks. I had to go 6 weeks this time because if the holidays and the offices weren't open on my 5th week. I had to go to the emergency simply because I was in too much pain. 5 weeks and I'm ready, 6 weeks and I'm pretty much dying. 7 and 8 weeks, I'm dead.
>>718542263 She's gotten rid of everything you can get rid of but still has complications like crazy, she's in the hospital on and off throughout the years. And she'll spend months in there, like 2-4 months at a time. I'll visit her every now and then, I've been there
>>718542614 I hope something works enough to at least stop the constant runs. >>718542722 So she had all the large bowel removed? If she has no large bowel then its Crohns and they're fucking up hardcore. >>718542777 Trips of truth. I like it.
>>718542104 Don't do it, I did it for 4 months, I'll never forget. Imagine being hungry the whole time but your body won't die. It was torture, and getting off of it takes forever too. I can promise you it's not worth it.unless you can somehow get away with being on it for like a month. 4 months was way too long
>>718542907 She's a mess, but her spirits are really high. Honestly surprised she's survived so long. And she may very well have full on crohns, I'm not sure. But apparently doctors aren't either. I feel like at this point it's just one big guessing game, just like the anon said earlier.
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