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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 674
   Posted 7/24/2008 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Ive noticed a few people on here that are from Pittsburgh, so I just wanted to say HI! and introduce myself. I dont actually know anyone in person other than myself that has Crohns, and was just curious about you guys and long youve had it, the kind of meds your on, how old you are and all that good stuff =)
I'm 21, I found out I had crohns when I was 16, Ive had one bowel resection and was in remission for 5 years, about 3 months ago I had a huge flare up and ended up in the hospital for 3 weeks, currently I'm on humira every week and 100MG of pred, levbid, and talking with my GI about another surgery...thats about it for me I guess lol

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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 1710
   Posted 7/25/2008 7:12 AM (GMT -6)   
A belated welcome to HW! Yes, I'm from the Pittsburgh area. I live in souther Butler county and work downtown. I was diagnosed in 1982 after an emergent resection, they took my terminal ileum and some small bowel. Of the last 26 years almost 20 of those were remission, right now symptoms are mild and aggravated by the usual suspects -- food, wine and stress! I'm currently on Nexium and sulfasalazine, was on Remicade for awhile but had to go off.

What doc do you see? I'm currently going to the DDC at UPMC Presby since I had to leave my local gi when I went off Remicade. Have scopes coming up in a month, but biggest issues are stomach and esophagus.

Anyway, welcome aboard you won't find a better support group!

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