There are many activators for Crohn’s Disease flare-ups. Your diet is a major activator, but it is easy to control what you choose to put in your mouth. Quality sleep can be another, but you can control the time you go to bed and when is best to wake up.
I have found that stress/anxiety is the hardest activator to control by far. Sometimes you do not even feel the stress during your day, but it could be there slowly activating a Crohn’s flare. I got to the hospital thanks to stress/anxiety on 2 separate occasions. I was controlling my diet, sleeping fairly well, but work and personal life stress produced a Crohn’s flare that blocked my intestines twice!
After the second trip to the hospital, I promised myself and others that I would take my Crohn’s medication as directed. I also asked to be placed on a daily stress/anxiety medication: Lexapro and now Celexa.
I literally can’t control the stress on my own. I try to mentally do it, but I just can’t do it without medical intervention. I know it is not great to take SSRI medication, but I just can’t do it on my own and I cannot land in the hospital again.
I still juice daily and take my turmeric supplements/vitamins. I eat a lot of garlic and take probiotics here and there. I find that this natural approach helps to keep tissue healthy and is wonderful for the entire body. Too many benefits to list!
That said, the medical approach helps to control the stress that the natural method can not seem to treat.
I am sure many of you experience stress like I do and find that it really influences your symptoms. Send a message and get the conversation going.
Thank you all:)