Discussion in 'SMB' started by becs, May 16, 2018.

  1. becs

    becs Striker

    Saw gastro and I'm in remission :D

    I'm on two different drugs at the moment. I've got to start tapering off one over the next three months and then wait three months and see him again. If I'm still ok then, he'll start tapering me off the other one.

    I'm not cured and the Crohn's could flare up again at any time, but if I take care of myself, he said I've got a good chance of being healthy for a while *fingers crossed*
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  2. janey

    janey Striker Contributor

    Gerrin :) xx
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  3. ollie c

    ollie c Striker

    Great news!!
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  4. Sir Lancelot

    Sir Lancelot Winger

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  5. Narraback

    Narraback Striker

    Forgive my ignorance but what measures do you have to take to keep healthy? Is it a complete nightmare or is it achievable without making your life a misery?
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  6. becs

    becs Striker

    Just be sensible. Avoid trigger foods, eat healthy and look after myself. Try and avoid stress and running myself into the ground by taking on too much work, which I am guilty of :oops:
  7. zwartekat

    zwartekat Striker

    Are they giving you Azathioprine or did that not work for you.
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  8. becs

    becs Striker

    Yes I'm still on that.

    It's the Octasa I'm tapering first to see if I can manage without that, then I'm hopefully coming off the azathioprine in November. Be nice to have an immune system again :D
  9. daventry cat

    daventry cat Striker

    canny news there Becs .....................perhaps youve suffered enough
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  10. becs

    becs Striker

    I am a season ticket holder like.
  11. gabbiadini1

    gabbiadini1 Winger

    Was just about to say. You wanna stop going to footy if you wanna avoid stress :lol::lol:
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  12. Wonderful news becs xx :cool:
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  13. ebb

    ebb Midfield

    I'm not sure if this will help you or not but I've had indeterminate crohns/ulcerative colitis for over 30 years. I have been in hospital for 2 week stints on numerous occassions. I have tried all combinations of mesalazine, steroids etc. I was constantly in a state of flare ups for years some lasting 6 months or so. In the last year I started having one a day of those activia yoghurts or aldi's version and I have not had a flare up for over a year. Maybe worth a try.
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  14. zwartekat

    zwartekat Striker

    Really pleased that you're in a remission phase. In my near 40 years of Crohns I think the longest 'no bother' period was around 5 years so hope you get at least that. Until I had the bowel surgery I wasn't able to stop the Azathioprine. Tried once but after a couple of months it eventually totally wore off and a nasty slump ensued. Mind, never had any issues coming off Mesalazine (Octasa). Keep it going!
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  15. heroesof73

    heroesof73 Striker

    Pleased to hear your great news:cool: Best wishes for your plans going forward!
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  16. Uncle D

    Uncle D Midfield

    Have you tried the paleo diet, it works for my daughter.
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  17. I never knew but this is good news

    Iirc the actor playing Cain Single has Crohn's disease

    Can only add to all the great responses added so far
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  18. You're gonna have to stop using the disabled bogs now like.
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  19. DaveH

    DaveH Striker

    Great news. What are trigger foods?
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  20. dom

    dom Striker

    Great news becs!
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