I am new to this forum but wanted to say hi and provide a little of my background.
I am a 35 year old male. about 10 years ago I became very sick and the doctors could not determine what the issue was. I had a fever that would not go away. I was treated for just about everything. 2 months later I had an upper GI and it was determined that I had Crohn's disease with fistulas. I was admitted and within a week having an operation.
Fast forward to the present. I have done great since my surgery. The doctor's always noted that my CD was atypical as it came on so quickly with no history of stomach issues. about a month ago my entire family was sick with the stomach flu. I came down with symptoms and had a fever and stomach issues. Within a day, I started to trow up and could not keep anything down. I decided to go to the ER and a CT scan revealed that I had a bowel obstruction. I was admitted and placed on the fun bowel rest. This completely took me by surprise.
It did settle down and now I am on Entocort 9mg (first time on steroids). I did avoid any surgery, at least for now. I will be seeing My GI in about 6 weeks. I always thought that when my CD came back, that it would be in the form of fistulas again. The pain from an obstruction was something that I couldn't believe.
I did not really have any AE's from the Entocort. I do have major gas but not sure if that is from the medicine. My stomach feels a little odd, but it is difficult to explain. Oddly enough, I do not have diarrhea anymore. This is very unusual for me. I am not sure if this is the Entocort or what.
Sorry to put any of you to sleep. I just felt the urge to post, say hi, and share my experiences.