Monday, August 7, 2017

What Else Is Crohns Gonna Do......

Crohn's likes to kick you while you're down.
On top of having Crohn's and all the fun stuff that goes along with it, I can now add high blood pressure and psoriasis of the scalp.
The psoriasis has been developing for months and months now and no help from the dermatologist.  It's because my skin cells are overdeveloping but Remicade should be helping with that, hmmm.  My GI has requested a Remicade levels check to make sure the Remicade is still working.  I've tried all kinds of shampoo for dry scalp, but nothing works.  My wife suggested using Aloe Vera, but REAL aloe vera, not the kind that's mixed with a whole bunch of other chemicals.  I found a recipe online which is aloe vera gel (from the plant itself) and coconut oil....mix it together and apply to the scalp.  Let it sit for about half an hour and wash it with a baby shampoo, or something mild.  Worked right away.  It's not gone or anything, but not nearly as bad.  I need to do it every 2-3 days for awhile before giving it a full 2 thumbs up....I've only done it once.
The high blood pressure is new.  At least since last November.  The highest it's been was 157/95 and I've been on meds for almost two weeks and the last time I checked, it was 130/80.  But now I'm tired all the time...MORE than usual!!  Great.
So lets recap.....
Crohns and all the "good" things that come with that like kidney stones, fistula's, fissures, abscesses, pain, dehydration, etc etc etc
High blood pressure
Psoriasis
I wonder what's next.....


2 comments:

Dad said...

Nothing to wonder about..? !

Dr.Crohns said...

I've come to realize this thing that still amazes me whenever I think about it. It is something that I learned when dealing with my son's Crohn's disease naturally. Crohns, and everything associated with it is an inflammatory response. That includes eczema, psoriasis, and high blood pressure.

Once I began treating the inflammation across the board, we began seeing major results when it came to his overall health. It goes much deeper than inflammation, but inflammation is at the base of it along with other things. It's a good place to start when you really need answers.

It was a place I needed to start because I refused for my son to dependent on medications for the rest of his life.

Strive through, continue to wake up in the morning and search for whatever quality of life you are looking for. You can do it!