Discussion in 'SMB' started by becs, May 16, 2018 at 6:29 PM.

  1. becs

    becs Striker Contributor

    Not tried it but I had tests previously and I didn't react to gluten or dairy.

    Seafood and spinach are the bad ones. Things like fried/greasy food, pastry and alcohol are ok in small amounts but not large quantities.
    Last edited: May 16, 2018 at 7:55 PM
  2. alisafc

    alisafc Central Defender

    Great news for you, hope it keeps under control for a long time. I had a go on azathioprine, didn't agree with me at all and the consequences were pretty grim
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  3. zwartekat

    zwartekat Striker

    Strange how these things work. It was the only effective drug for me.
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  4. AB22 Easy Tiger

    AB22 Easy Tiger Nocturnal Tourist Staff Member Contributor

  5. Nookie Bear

    Nookie Bear Winger

    Ah that’s great news , I’ve never bloody managed it in 20 years so you’re lucky ! Hope everything keeps working well

    Same here , my pancreas packed in
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  6. CatRyan

    CatRyan Striker

    Wewwwwww that is harsh. I use them all the time.

    Well done Becs. I feel like we've all been in this journey with you so great to have come to a happy terminus :D
  7. filfy

    filfy Midfield

    Nice one becs , really pleased for you
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  8. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    There was a programme on radio 4 yesterday where a physician was talking about how he’s discovered that inflammation in the body is a trigger for depression.

    He mentioned rheumatoid arthritis and Chrons as the two main aggravators.

    Who knows what the future holds.
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  9. alisafc

    alisafc Central Defender

    Ouch, nothing quite as bad , I managed a couple of days and gave up. Wanted me on methotrexate but decided to try lifestyle changes rather than being stuck on more medication. Changed my job to something less stressful and a better diet have worked wonders. One thing I've figured from immune disorders is how one condition varies so much from person to person
  10. Nookie Bear

    Nookie Bear Winger

    Yeah for some lucky ones just a change in diet is enough but tried all the biologicals and when the roids stopped giving any relief was end of the road for me hence the surgery choice - don’t appreciate ‘celebrities’ like Sam fairs pushing the message that diet cured her - there is no cure
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  11. CatRyan

    CatRyan Striker

    Which way round is that?
    So if you are depressed you get these illnesses or the other way round?
  12. Secret Visage

    Secret Visage Midfield

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  13. You're a fucking disgrace to mankind Catherine!
  14. alisafc

    alisafc Central Defender

    Totally understand, it's not Crohn's I suffer from but a friend of mine does, she was the first female in the UK to have a bowel transplant. Imo it would be more beneficial to have someone like her as a spokesperson for the illness than a "celebrity "

    That is really interesting actually, I'll have to try and listen to that,
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  15. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

    Other way round. Inflammation causes depression.

    It’s well known people with rheumatoid arthritis get depressed for example. They originally just thought it was because of pain and illness etc. but now think it’s the physical inflammation.

    It peaked my interest as my dad suffers from really bad depression and also has a host of physical problems and the doctors, like you and I assume he’s depressed because he’s ill and not because of the illness.
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  16. alisafc

    alisafc Central Defender

    There is a definite correlation between depression and flare ups for me, like you said I just put it down to the pain and feeling shit .
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  17. becs

    becs Striker Contributor

    I know the inflammation from the Crohn's appears in other body parts when it's flaring. It's common to get things like random joint pains or inflamed gums. It's odd how it affects your whole body and not just your guts.

    Stress is a trigger. It kicked off like crazy when my Dad had his heart attack and stroke in India and we didn't know if he would ever get home.

    When it flares, I struggle with day to day stuff and I'm on my own so there's nobody to pick up the slack. Everything builds up and that makes the bigger picture look worse, then it seems harder to deal with and so on. That's when I feel low and that I'm failing as I'm not coping. Maybe he's got something like that going on. Talk to him if you can, although I appreciate it's a hard one to approach. Hope he gets sorted xx
    Last edited: May 16, 2018 at 9:07 PM
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  18. Dmac1969

    Dmac1969 Winger

    Really pleased for you @becs
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  19. CatRyan

    CatRyan Striker

    I don't hoy cripples out so I can have a skoit. Behave.
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  20. Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump Central Defender

    I shit blood

    It’s the new black

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