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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 101
   Posted 1/24/2008 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone,
I am a new member and really excited to be starting this. I was dx with Crohn's in 2001 at age 21. I believe I was in denial until my son was born in 2005. I am slowly learning to deal with two young children, son, 3 and daughter, 6 months, working full time, and CD. I recently diagnosed myself with severe anxiety and depression. My pcp said I could double my current dose of 10 mg lexapro. I love relating to so many people. I have felt alone for so long and now I have new friends to relate to. I look forward to reading and learning more about all of you. Thanks for your posts and I am sorry this is so long. I am quite the talker.
27 year old female currently taking 9mg entocort, 8 500mg Pentasa, Prevacid, Elavil, multi-vitamin, and 20 mg Lexapro

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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 4056
   Posted 1/24/2008 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to this forum. I think I'm a little addicted to this site, but I truly believe I could not have coped with my new diagnosis of Crohn's without all of the amazingly supportive and informative people here. It is my favorite place to be in the middle of the night when I can't sleep!!!!!
49 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007
currently taking Pentasa 2750 mg- 9pills/day and on and off Prednisone for flares

Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 254
   Posted 1/25/2008 3:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, and welcome to the forum.  I just wanted to tell you that you will be OK, I am also a mother of two beautiful girls 12 and 8 years old, and I also work full time.  I have CD since 1999, and I know it's not easy to deal with your illness while raising two kids and working, but don't worry, just take it day by day, and enjoy your life to the fullest.
Christina cool

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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 1/25/2008 5:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and Welcome to HealingWell, This is a outstanding forum. There are alot of good ppl here. Just remember one thing is we are all ways here for you.

Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 1/25/2008 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Kgirlie to the Healingwell Family. Thats what we are one big family, with butt problems. LOL. Look forward to hearing more from you soon.

God Bless,
Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 1/25/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to HealingWell Kgirlie,

Please take your time and post when you feel comfortable. I have found the support, validation and encouragement that I receive here, to be so helpful and healing. I hope and trust that will be your experience as a member of the HW family.
I am so happy you found us. :)


Kitt, Co-Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic  ~ Crohn's
*~* *~*
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~

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