I don't get diahrea but because I have had 2 bowel resections and have several strictures at the moment it's hard to tell. I also have some scar thickening but the Drs wan't to get the Crohn's under control before they even address that issue. I don't vomit and am overweight so when I read about you guys having issues with weight loss and vomiting it's hard to get my head around. I do have a poor diet though so am going to see a dietician in the New Year. My Crohn's was diagnosed through a biopsy when I had a colonoscopy and has been confirmed twice since. I am from Australia and an currently on Prednisolone and am giving myself an injection once a week with a drug called Methotrexate which I am not sure is dispensed under the same name in the States. Does anyone else have weight issues the same as mine? Thanks
I am also overweight and do not have the typical symptoms of Crohn's like diareah and pain. I have had my diagnosis confirmed as well and they said that everyone is affected differently and since it is a mild case and only affects the end of the small bowel, I don't have the malanutrition issues that most have which is why I have no problem keeping weight on. (Unfortunatly!!) Prednisolone will also cause you to gain weight and look "puffy", so there are factors there.
thanks Angelchat. I have put on over 5 kilos (10lb 10 ozs)in just over 2 weeks which I thought might be the Prednisolone but I have been pretty slack to. My last dr had me on a high fibre diet when I wasn't in remission and I think that has really not helped with the weight. I then went on a low residue diet and the eating plans just went out the window.
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