Thursday, November 13, 2008

My Crohn's Update - Link Between Stress and Crohn's Disease

Well, I continue to undergo major stress. I just went through 5 1/2 hours of mediation with the ex and woulden't you know following this I had a Crohn's flare up. I spent most of my night in the bathroom. I hurt so bad I can barely walk today. I woke up for work an hour early and spent it on the toilet. I made my way to work and have been in the bathroom twice in 20 minutes. Each time I dread going because a certain area is so raw that I cried the last couple of times. Yay, its going to be such a great day.

All I know is that for me personally, the link between stress and Crohn's Disease is very real. I am pretty sure this episode will last long enough to qualify me for the second round of Prochymal in the Osiris Stem Cell Infusion study. I guess thats good news???


BrightSide said...

Don't give up on the meditation. I tend to be a type-A high stress person and meditation has really changed my life for the better.

Laura said...

For me high stress almost always leads to a flare. I'm a 22 year old college student. Finals start Monday and here I am, right on schedule, up all night having a flare! I was diagnosed right after my first semester of college so the finals=flare is nothing new. Thanks for the site, it really helps to read to get my mind off the pain. It also helps me feel like I'm not the only one. I'm getting tired of explaining why I can't be on the pizza and beer diet like the rest of my friends!

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