Crohn's and Stress and Anxiety

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My 10 year old daughter has Crohn's and has been taking 75mg Azathioprine for 9 months approx. In the last couple of months she has become very stressed and anxious, signs of depression and angry (with fits of what I can only call uncontrollable rage). She has also been vomiting every other day for last two weeks. Could all this be linked to either Crohn's or the medication? 

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    Go to either your Ibd nurse or the consultant.  Being a mum it must be difficult to know how best to help her.  It could be something outside the Crohns.  
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      We are seeing consultant tomorrow, been to GP also. She has so much going on and it is affecting all of us. Be interesting to see what he says. 
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    Good luck.  Write down all your questions and ask your 10 year old to do the same.  It will make him feel part of it.  
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    Hi, it could be the meds that are makng her sick. I have crohns for 8 years, it is known that crohns can make people have anger outbursts.
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      Hi, been to the consultant and he said there was no direct link but just that any illness can affect the mental state over a period of time. He has taken her off azathioprine and onto a course of steroids. Hopefully we'll see some results there.
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    I am 20 years old. I was diagnosed with Crohns in 2014 but have been suffering with anxiety and stress since about 2010. 

    It became worse since my diagnoses and I have developed a skin picking disorder. I also get irritable and feel a lot of frustration and anger in me. I haev become a very self concious person and the only way I can show that is through anger and frustration as I feel other people don't try to understand me.

    Maybe this could be similar to your daughter? It can all be a scary and unsettling experience. 

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