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mel05
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 1/27/2008 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all!  I just wanted to say hello.  I am newly diagnosed...January 7, 2007 to be exact.  I have been suffering for about a year with so many symptoms, had so many tests done all that came back normal.  I had been so frustrated!  But January 5 had that all change!  I woke up and took a drink of water and threw it up!  I knew something had been wrong previously, but this was different...so I finally let my husband take me to the ER!  The ER doc continued to ask why I had never had a colonoscopy and I said I don't know...I kept asking my GI and he never thought it to be necessary even though I explained my symptoms profusely (diarrhea, pain, losing 30 pounds in 6 months, fevers, etc) so finally because my heart rate was up to 170 just sitting they admitted me to the hospital!  I got another CT (the one the week before was completely normal) but this one showed inflamation, followed by a colonoscopy (which I still partially remember because my BP dropped too low and they couldn't give me any more meds) and small bowel follow through.  All of which then FINALLY gave me a diagnosis of Crohns.  Sadly enough, I am actually happy to know there is something wrong with me!  So, after 6 days in the hospital, weighing only 105 pounds, I got to come home to a new lifestyle of taking meds four times a day and trying to figure out what to eat.  Although I feel blessed compared to some of you as I can eat fairly normally, although am limiting my fiber per doctor's requests.  I even went out to dinner last night with my husband for the first time in a year without getting sick hours afterward!  So, happily I am doing much better, and I am praying for those of you who are struggling righr now.  Anyway, sorry for the raving...I had been reading everyone's posts which have been SOOO informative that I wanted to put my story out there and say hi!   

Zanne
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 3763
   Posted 1/27/2008 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to Healingwell! I'm sorry you have to be here, but glad you finally have an answer and can be on your way to getting better. It sounds like you have a wonderful attitude but I'm sure you will have questions down the road, please don't hesitate to ask or come here for support or just to be around those who understand where you're coming from. Take care and I wish you well.
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


teddybearweiser
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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 1/27/2008 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and Welcome. I am sorry what you have been throught. There are alot of great ppl here were you can ask questions, Vent if you need to. This is a good place for support.
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
 


stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 1/27/2008 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome to HealingWell. You have found a site filled with caring, supportive, nonjudgmental people. Feel free to post as you feel comfortable. You're going to love it here!
I am sorry it took so long to diagnosis you but it sounds like you are now doing better.
Going out to dinner must have been a real treat.  Everyone here has a different story and I am sure you will benefit from reading and posting. Please know that we care about all our members and we are honored to have you among us.
Hugs to you
Kitt


 
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic  ~ Crohn's
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smile1967
Regular Member


Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 174
   Posted 1/27/2008 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to say hello and welcome! I am new to this site also and it is wonderful. Everyone here is so helpful, knowledgeable and understanding. I am so addicted to reading all of the posts! It is so helpful. I am glad you are feeling good on your new meds. take care
40 year old wife and mother of two boys 8 & 10
symptoms since the age of 19
officially diagnosed with crohn's Nov.2006
meds: pentasa 500mg 2 x 3day
(just went off Entocort 3mg 2/day)
currently waiting for surgery date (TI resection)


lady1012
Regular Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 304
   Posted 1/28/2008 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
hello and welcome to the 'family'......everyone here is great, its a great place to come for comfort, help on info, and the great comedians that lighten our lives every once in a while.......
I'm cute. Let's put me in charge.(happy bunny)
 
 
 anemia, b12 deficiancy, and malobsorption, moderate joint pain,severe weight loss, gastritis
 omega 3, digestive enzyme, calcium, vit d, flax oil, aloe vera juice, 9mg of entecort
 diagnosed with a CT scan september of 2007.

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