How can hard-core diseases just go away without intervention?
Forbin: Thanks for responding. I believe Crohn's is one of those diseases that does not just "go away". I also had a very loud heart murmur pre-CFIDS in my late 20's that three different doctors were very concerned about. I went to a cardiologist and he pronounced it as Mitral Valve Prolapse. About ten years later I went to another cardiologist to see what was going on with the valve since my maternal grandmother had died in her early 40's from a destroyed Mitral Valve (back in the 1940's before they could replace them). The cardiologist tried everthing to get a heart murmur out of me including bending over, bending backwards, sitting, standing, etc. NO HEART MURMUR was found. The cardiologist said that heart murmurs do NOT just go away. Well, I had been taking Magnesium with Malic Acid for my CFIDS/FM and I do believe that MY heart murmur may well have been caused by a deficiency of Magnesium. That was the only thing I could come up with to explain how I would go from having a loud and disturbing (to the three doctors) heart murmur to NO heart murmur at all. Go figure.
I just find it very odd that there was no inflammation at all given that my whole life has been spent with IBS issues and then the Crohn's diagnosis. The Crohn's photos of the colon showed a real mess even to the uninformed eyes of a layperson. The photos taken on Friday showed a nice, normal looking tissue, as noted by the doctor. So, could it be the Fish Oil that I take when I remember? Could it be the Valtrex that somehow has some sort of anti-inflamm properties? Who knows. The meds they gave me to knock me out on the table during the procedure didn't work but instead made me far more aware and alert and of course I did NOT shut up but kept pestering the doctor and the nurse with many questions. The meds actually did not begin to make me tired until about an hour AFTER the procedure. Got to love having a disease that breaks all the "rules" of medicine.