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My son, now 17, was diagnosed to have Crohn's disease 2 years ago. we both agreed to have him off medication for the past year, and he was relatively ok, until he recently exhibited symptoms again. I have no clue what diet to put him on, he is depressed and feeling rather low. How does crohn's affect career path choices?? Does anyone know? We hope to have him started on helminthic therapy (hookworms) in cooperation with the university of Nottingham soon, seems promising and with no harmful side effects.. To all of you out there, patients and care givers, I wish a lot of strength, and have faith something must come up!! Have faith..

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    Hello,

    Im sorry to hear your son has crohn's. Im a 29 year old mother of 2 & I've just been diagnosed with it. Have been suffering badly the last two years & they kept putting it down to IBS. At the moment im on steriods to try & get it into remission. Before I left the hospital I asked the doctors when I could return to work (as ive been off sice jan) & they said it could take another month. My worry is that it will keep flaring up preventing me from getting on with life as at the moment im finding it very hard to cope. Just as you enjoy a good day along comes 2 bad ones. I wish you & your son good health xx

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    hi,i`m 38 & worked ever since i left school but 4 over 2yrs i hav`nt worked or even left the house except 4 hospital or doctors, i`m awaitin surgery, so they can remove parts of small intestine, which they say may take 4 months 2 recover from, but i keep getting cancelled 4 op & i`m down as urgent, my cousin died when he ruptured, they brought him back but where he was dead 4 20mins, he now needs full time rehab,it looks like he may not ever work, he`s 18, i`m also worried that i may never work again, due 2 amount of pain & anxiety, there does`nt seem 2 be much help out there, i hope it all turns out o.k. it`s a horrible disease that u only understand when you witness what it can do.....all the & good luck 4 the future.
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    hi i am 38 have had chrons for 15 years now and havent worked for about 13 years have been unable to through the disease and the affect the chrons has on my nerves. some people can find different drugs that help such as predinisone which are very affective, but not long term. i used to do voluntary work i no you dont get paid for that but it is a way of meeting new people and getting on with life. i wish your son the best of luck with everything he hopes to acheive remember you only live once, peace
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    hello there. Please buy and read the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall on the Amazon website. Follow the diet that she describes in the book. You'll get better. I followed that diet and was fine after just 1 year. Good luck to all of you.
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    hello there. Please buy and read the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall on the Amazon website. Follow the diet that she describes in the book. You'll get better. I followed that diet and was fine after just 1 year. Good luck to all of you.
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