Hi Veronica and welcome to the board, I am from Greece and I also suffer from Crohn's the last 9 years. Crohn's is a very rare disease here in Greece and I assume Brazil too, maybe that's why it was so difficult for you (and me) to get a diagnosis.
Don't worry you will achieve remission, but Pentasa is a very mild medicine and you may need something stronger to control the disease. If you see that your symptoms are not better, maybe you should get in touch with your doctor to find a right combination of drugs.
Don't worry, you will get there, it just takes some time.
Post Edited (Veronica Nunes) : 1/15/2008 10:09:05 AM (GMT-7)
over the 10 years I went without diagnosis I was also told It was in my head. I know how you feel. I was a little relieved to know I have CD it means I was right all these years and something was wrong!
Good luck with your new medications! Give them some time to work. I am still trying to get my meds right with my Doctor so it may take a while.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort (take zofran for nausea now)
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, and feel like I am falling apart sometimes...
Hello & Welcome,
I am also new here. I just learned I had Crohn's less than 2 months ago. I spent 13 days in the hospital then. I am also taking Pentasa, but I just started that last week. I was taking something similar called Asacol, but it would not dissolve. I am also taking Prednisone and beginning to take Imuran. Maybe you can ask your dr. about Imuran. First, it was explained to me that I had to take the Prednisone and as I taper off of it, I will increase the Imuran for a long term drug to keep me well. I am now back at work. You will need to be able to keep your blood checked for side effects.
Also, there are many things you may take that are not prescription. I take iron, calcium, vitamin D, a multivitamin, and a probiotic. Like you, I am new to all this. I am so glad to have this forum. I am not going to give you much advice because I do not know much yet. But, I can tell you that you have come to the right place to learn. The people here are great.