What up, What up! How is life in the world of IBDers?
Hope you all are doing fantastic, I am well. Guess I better give a quick intro to myself before I get into what has been going on in my life. My name is Kyle. I am a 29 year old male. I am currently teaching 7th grade. I have an amazing wife that has been at my side through thick and thin for the past two and half years. I love Jesus. I thoroughly enjoyed this past years NCAA tournament. Oh, and I have Crohn’s disease.
I am currently MED-FREE, that’s right I said it, I am not taking any medications to treat my Crohns and things have been going very well. I am following the SCD, 6 months strong baby, and as of the last few weeks have just started adding raw food back into the diet. But definitely going super slow with everything. Not taking any chances on throwing the body off! But I had forgotten how good a nice crisp, cold apple tasted, my first one was like heaven in my mouth! : )
Anyways, wanted to ask my UC/Crohns family a quick quick question: Have you guys ever dealt with gut pain caused by scar tissue? I am not sure if that is what I am dealing with but it’s really the only thing I can point my finger to as the reason I am still dealing with tightness and cramps in my gut. I recently went and chatted with a naturopath and that is what she eluded to being the problem. I am taking fish oil, L-Glutamine, and doing Hot Castor Oil packs at night but nothing seems to relieve the tightness and/or pain. Am I alone in this? I have chatted with my GI about this and it seems that if I am not experiencing obvious “Crohn’s” symptoms than I am doing alright but this gut tightness is really hindering me on the day to day life.
As I said, I am not in pain, I am pretty sure I am not in a flare, but I just have the gut tightness/pain going on. Mainly right around the belly button area, but it does rotate from the left side primarily to the right side. Usually wakes me up in the morning and during the night I am getting up two to three times to use the bathroom (#1), Anyone else relate to me here?
If so, how long do things take to get healed up in there? I am not in any hurry, it would just be nice to know how long of timeline I should expect here, or if I need to get into my GI and ask a few more questions. I would love to get some feedback from you guys on what you have done to help with this and/or get rid of it. Get at me UC Family, Love you guys!
Current supplements: Probiotics, L-Glutamine, Fish Oil, Multivitamin, and Vitamin D (ALL SCD LEGAL) – Also take a 1/4 tsp of royal jelly each morning :)