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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 320
   Posted 8/14/2008 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi!  I have been suffering with Crohn's for 31 yrs.  I got it at 19, and am now 49.  I have had 2 bowel resections of large & small.  I have a stricture which is getting too narrow.  Not sure yet what will be done.  I have several bulging discs in my neck & back, deteriorating facet joint (spine), stenosis (narrowing of spinal column), Fibromyalgia.  All I believe to be ultimately from Crohn's & Pred.
I hope to get to know you all in time!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 1245
   Posted 8/14/2008 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, and welcome! I'm sorry that Crohn's has brought you to this board, but I look forward to getting to know you. The support here is awsome.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (Pancolitis) 10/25/05
New Diagnosis of Crohn's March 2006
Asacol 3 pills three times a day
Remicade 10mg/kg every 4 weeks
Prednisone 12mg a day
Imuran 75mg
Miralax as needed, Cortisone enemas as needed
Prevacid 30mg
Paxil 40mg daily (for Panic disorder)
Xanax .5mg as needed (for anxiety attacks)

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 8/14/2008 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome to HW there are others here with fibro too with there CD. Glad you joined us. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still gail

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 8/15/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome D2 to Healingwell. Looks like you and I have been having about the same fun with this DD for about as long and very similar problems too. I have had 2 resections myself, also had two disc's fused in my neck, and I too suffer from osteoarthritis (all over the place) and last but not least the Fibro. So you are definetly not alone.

You will find alot of friendly and supportive folks here. And we look forward to hearing more from you soon.

God Bless,
Gail *Nanners*
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.

Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 320
   Posted 8/15/2008 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the welcome! I am sorry there has to be such a forum, but, nevertheless here we are. It's good to have others around you who know.
150mg Azathioprine
Nexium 2/day
Fentanyl patch
Crohn's, Fibromyalgia, Several bad discs, bone spurs, Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia, Reflux, Stenosis, Stricture
2 resections
When I am weak, then am I strong

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