7 common symptoms of Crohn's disease - I wish I had read up on these in the 6-9 months of symptoms I had before being diagnosed.
I wanted to write this not because I can actually give any advice on it right now but more as a way to firstly accept the issue I currently have and secondly to come back and read when I find myself doing it. I am addicted to being busy, and I don't mean socially as I'm a bit of a hermit but just always needing to be doing something productive. Even right now I'm sat down in front of the TV under a blanket and I can't help but get my laptop out and write a blog post.
I see it all the time on Facebook groups and forums where girls are having period's that are either effecting their day to day life or are just plain debilitating. So I wanted to answer the question today of when are periods not normal?
I thought it was only fitting going along with my previous blog post what is Crohn's and considering it was one of the most google searched medical questions of 2018 that today's blog post addressed the question what is endometriosis?
My first consultant appointment was initially scheduled for the 13th February but after tapering down to 30mg of steroids and getting some of the oh shit! (pun intended) symptoms back I promptly called the IBD nurse helpline at my hospital. They got me booked in for an appointment within a week which is really the … Continue reading 1st Outpatient Consultant Appointment Crohn’s Disease / Ulcerative Colitis
We've all been there many times, you wake up your whole body aches, your stomach is at a 7/10 on the pain scale, bathroom urgency, nausea and extreme fatigue. I'm at a stage where I have really good days and really bad days with not much in between. I try my absolute best to still function on my bad days but sometimes it's just not happening. After suffering for many years with endometriosis and now the addition of Crohn's I've got my own bad day routine which definitely helps to make the days better.
Unexpected news can throw your emotions into a loop and being diagnosed with a chronic health condition was definitely unexpected for me. Sure I got diagnosed with endometriosis 3 years ago but I always suspected that I had some issue gynaecologically as my periods had been a nightmare from day dot. Being diagnosed with Crohn's … Continue reading Mental Health – Being Diagnosed with Crohn’s
It's such a cliche New Year New Me! and all that jazz but with everything I've been through this year I feel more strongly than ever about setting intentions for the year ahead and even setting monthly intentions to keep me on track. In this blog post I'm focusing on my intentions health wise and … Continue reading New Years Intentions – Health
Steroids, the first action treatment for IBD and Crohn’s disease when surgery is not needed. They act by reducing inflammation and therefore allow your digestive system to heal. Steroids are used to control and stop the flare up before you move onto a long term drug to keep you in remmission. Im currently on a … Continue reading Prednisone for Crohn’s Flare Up – My Experience So Far
One of the main things that happened while I was admitted in hospital was the daily visits from a dietician. At present I'm currently about 1.5 stone underweight, I lost just under this amount in the last 9 months of being unwell, this is due to my digestive system being inflamed so basically nutrients are … Continue reading Crohn’s Flare Up – Low Residue Diet