I just feel so sick of waking up, feeling just good (not bad) enough to get through another day. I feel either too exhausted or too anxious to answer my doctor’s medical assistant’s phone call’s so she can help get me started on a medication that I don’t want to be on in the first place, and I don’t think will make much of a difference. I told everyone what I need. No one listens. One treatment isn’t covered by insurance, the other is illegal, in this state, and I haven’t the money for either.

The key to Crohn’s and many cases of IBD is lifestyle & diet. You have to eat the right things and make the right lifestyle choices, i.e. don’t smoke, don’t drink, eat as little processed foods as you can. Carbs, fats, proteins must come from the right source, be as physically active as possible even if it means just going for a short walk each day, which is great for those days you aren’t feeling like s***. Eventually, you learn that unless you do those things, stay clean, don’t drink, don’t smoke, make an attempt at adhering to the get that excercise, at the very least, ALL the time, and for years, even and especially when you feel horribly sick. In fact, your ability to do so is one of the main determining factor’s of living with Crohn’s, Colitis, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

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