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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 4/3/2008 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hiya im new here just thought id introduce myself, im 19 but was diagnosed with crohns when i was 14 along with liver disease, lupus and a few other bits and bobs bit of a funny combination eh!
And To be honest i think crohns is made to sound a lot worse than it actually is.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1665
   Posted 4/3/2008 3:53 PM (GMT -6)   
HI Catherine and welcome. as for crohns sounding worse, you will find folks here who are quite disabled due to their illness, but luckily, some of us are in pretty good shape. how is your health? yp
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 4/3/2008 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Im doing fine thanks, nothing i cant cope with or im not use too! been given a new drug called retuximab (not sure on the spelling) that seems to work wonders for me.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 4/3/2008 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Your very lucky you have a mild case of Crohns. I too have a mild case, but there are times when even my mild Crohns becomes very serious. Crohns is a very serious illness with alot of very bad symptoms. I am glad your meds are working for you. Keep reading the boards and you will see that Crohns is and can be alot worse than you are experiencing now. I have had this disease for over 32 years, but the last 8 have been the worst. Enjoy your good days.
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 Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 4/3/2008 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Welcome to Healing well you are very young to have so many health issues.Glad to have you here and will look forward to reading more from you. My crohn's is severe and I have found it a bit hard to live with at times. Wishing you all the best. lol gail

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 95
   Posted 4/5/2008 12:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum and I have to agree u are very young and I think when you are young for some reason are better handled, maybe you are busy with other things and that helps. I have found as I get older it is not as easy as it once was to deal with. good luck and I hope your outlook can stay as good as it is.
Dx: Crohns 1987 probually had since 1982 resections in 1992 an 2002
Gallbladder removed in 1986 The list can go on and on (if you know whatI mean)
Married 25 yr with a 17yr old son

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