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   Posted 8/22/2008 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Saw GI last week and decided to go on methrotrexate by injection. Have read former posts on it. I was diagnosed last July after colonoscopy in which they found a stricture in my sigmoid colon. I was put on Prednisone for three months but no medication since Oct 07. Still no usual symptoms of Crohn's but scopes (three colonoscopies and three sigmoidocopies) show inflammation at the site of the stricture. Plan is to take it for 3 or 4 months, take another look and then possibly dilation or surgery.
55 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Currently on no medication

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   Posted 8/22/2008 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Can't help with the methotrexate, but I recently had a dilation done. I'm not sure it helped much. My GI is looking for a surgeon, but said he must find one who is very familiar with working on someone who has lost so much bowel. He is afraid I will lose what digestion & absorption I have left after 2 resections. So, the surgeon may decide not to do surgery because I am not having fistulas, abcesses or obstructions. It would basically be to stop the pain and he amy feel it is not warranted.

So, I am in limbo. Hopefully if you need dilation it will work for you.
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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   Posted 8/22/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hope the new med works for you and it's great you have some kind of plan worked out. Keep in touch will be waiting to hear how your doing. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still gail

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