Thursday, July 14, 2011

Filtered Water

So, the past week or so, I've been having ab pain, but I couldn't figure out why.  Other than the fact I have Crohn's of course ha ha ha, but anyway, I switched to a liquid diet like I usually do, as that helps calm down my intestines.  Now, I have been drinking filtered water since I was diagnosed, on the advice of my doctor, which is fine ( I use Brita).  So, I have been drinking like crazy during this flare up as it normally helps, but not this time.  I took a closer look at my Brita filter......the filter expired a few weeks prior.  I thought tho myself, "Self, it coulnd't possibly be that simple".  I went and bought some new filters, popped one in and by the next day......pain subsided.  Coincidence?  Maybe.....but something to think about.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Coughing

Turns out, having a cough can aggrivate your Crohn's.  Hmmm...well, I've had this cough from a cold, for about two weeks and at the same time, my Crohn's goes active after months on nothingness.  Thankfully, the cough is going, but now it's gotten to the point, it hurts to cough.  My insides I mean.  You don't realize how much you use your abs when you cough, until they hurt!  I feel a NyQuil night coming on....