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   Posted 4/10/2008 12:07 AM (GMT -6)   
one or two of your most common childhood illnesses, what were they?
For me I was always in the dr. for strep throat and swimmer's ear.

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   Posted 4/10/2008 12:22 AM (GMT -6)   
chronic upset stomach, nausea and vomiting....and severe migraines
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis

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   Posted 4/10/2008 6:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I was never sick as a child with the exception of an occasional cold or stomach bug. I didn't even get the flu for the first time until I was a Sophomore in college! So I was always pegged as a person with a GREAT immune system. Needless to say, I was shocked when I found out in my 30's that I had an autoimmune disease!
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 33.
Currently taking Colazal, Nexium, One-A-Day multivitamin, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, extreme fatigue

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   Posted 4/10/2008 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Mainly alot of stomach upset from the age of about 10 which i guess was the onset of the Crohn's. Was v.healthy before that. Never even had a flu. I was a serious worry wart though, still am :-)

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   Posted 4/10/2008 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
ear infections and tonsilitis.
Red (Lee Ann)
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   Posted 4/10/2008 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Tonsilitis and what they used to call nervous stomach.

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with pancreatitis

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   Posted 4/10/2008 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Old sniper had magnetic feet. I was always stepping on a nail or cutting myself on an old can. The cure was to pull the foreign object out and clean the wound with karosene. Wow, what fun. This also led to many Tetanus shots. I also, like Dunny2 was dx with nervous stomach, that is mombo jombo for , we dont know what the @#!! is wrong with you but we hope you grow out of it..I didn't..
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   Posted 4/10/2008 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Chronic ear infections my entire life-still to this day. No other childhood illnesses that i recall.

"Difficult things take a long time,
impossible things a little longer. " ~Author Unknown
Marci, 38 years young, Rockledge, FL
Dx with Crohn's disease March 2006
Currently on bi-weekly Humira, daily 6mg Entocort, daily 2-3x 5mg hydrocodone (for pain), and daily 75mg Effexor,
plus 2x per day heavy iron supplements for anemia,
calcium supplement, daily multi-vitamin,

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   Posted 4/10/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to get ear infections ALL the time. I rarely got actually sick, still don't which I always thought was weird for having an autoimmune disorder.
Laurenne, 23 Student @ University of California, Davis.
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002
On Humira, Strattera, Zoloft, (Multivitamin, Flax Oil, and Omega complex when I remember.)

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   Posted 4/10/2008 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I use to have alot of allergies as a child, can always remember having constipation issues too. I had a doc as a child that was known for getting the med in your system quick and always gave me my antibiotics via shot. Ouch! I did also have alot of colds when I was younger too.
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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   Posted 4/10/2008 11:58 AM (GMT -6)   
inner ear infections & swimmers ear. i remember being in the emergency room for having both at the same time. youch.
.: stephanie :.
32 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, percocet, trazodone, ativan, iron, calcium, folic acid & some other vits

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   Posted 4/10/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
lots of viruses/bacteria from my hereditary spherocytosis (spleen killed my red blood cells really early), then after my spleen was removed still continued to have infections just not as many and my jaundice eyes were gone! Strep throat, and anemia mostly.
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: Remicade every 6 weeks, 6-mp, Nexium (GERD)
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines, GERD
Surgeries: Spleen, Gallbladder, Tonsils, Adenoids, foot of terminal Ileum, Appendix, Ileocecal valve, bit of colon

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   Posted 4/10/2008 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Nothing chronic, just the typical cold and stomach bug on rare occassions...the sickest I ever got was when I missed 2 weeks of school during grage 8 with a bad flu...and I've had laryngitis 3 times my whole life, but the people around me appreciated the quiet during those times LOL!

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 4/10/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember when I was young being quite sick after my booster shot that was along time ago .Tried flying once or at least found out I couldn't fly and chipped a bone in my ankle. Of course the good old measles or chicken pox gee it's hard to remember. Colds sometimes but that was about it. lol gail

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   Posted 4/10/2008 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
nothing for me. I had allergies (i thought i always had a cold during the summer).

My most memorable sickness was at age 3 (one of the few age 3 memories i have) was when I got the Chicken Pox and the Mumps at the same time. Then i'm not sure if i ever got out of bed, but I ended up with the Measles right after.

It was horrible.
33 years old. Diagnosed in 2002ish. 
Taking Asacol, Lomotil TID, and on Remicade since 2004. 
Lower Bowel area only, except for the short stint (about 2 weeks) that I had mouth sores.  Also have external/anal fistula and anal/vaginal fistula. 

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   Posted 4/10/2008 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
if you had to pick? i don't get it....why would you pick the worst ones? if I had to pick a childhood disease, I would pick the least uncomfortable one...not the most uncomfortable one!

for me that would be, a scraped knee.....which i had many times

hehe....just picking on everyone's semantics..
"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!" - The Beatles

doesn't that just sound cool when you sing it?

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   Posted 4/10/2008 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
constipation...I was forced to take mineral oil, which was gross and slimy!!!
49 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS, and had Salmonella Dec. '07
currently taking Pentasa- 8 250mg pills per day, Cipro 1 week/month, Metamucil, probiotics

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   Posted 4/10/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
strep throat, every December it was a given. Also had Appendix removed when I was 5, Tonsils at 4. Sick kid makes for a sick adult eh?...lol
Dx'd with crohn's 1983, resections 83,85 and 89 Double Strictureplasty 2005, Dx'd COPD 2000, Psoriasis 2002 and Fibromyalgia 2005.
Currently takeing Humira, Pentasa, Lomotil, Elavil, Sinemet, Skelaxin, Advair, Abuterol, Oxycodone and Xanax as needed

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   Posted 4/10/2008 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
i was a healthy kid...all went down the drain freshman year in highschool :O(
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Seatons placed
Worst year ever!

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
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   Posted 4/10/2008 10:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Sniper & Gail- You guys crack me up!

Mishball- God, you poor thing! My kids gave me chicken pox when I was 23 also came with a lovely double pneumonia and liver infection. I think you when this one though!

Ingrid- My nickname is a combination of my reputation at work (I'm an administrator as well as a bookkeeper) the employees only like me on payday and I've never met a manager that liked me, they only tolerate me! Peri-menopause & predinsone. I think it's pretty befittin', don't you! Yeah, I loved that character too...she's just, oh, I don't know....PERFECT! Whew....gettin' deep here!

Thanks everyone for satisfying my curiousity!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.

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