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   Posted 4/2/2009 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
OKay so my gastro called tonite and left a message stating that my biopsies from the colonoscopy looked good- there was only a few that showed questionable inflammation. I dont get it. I know I have had all the symptoms and the dehydration also which is clinical proof so if it isnt my crohns then what the hell is wrong with me and where do i go from here.. I am so confused.. he will tell me it must be IBS but then in the same breath tell me that IBS doesnt cause dehydration... I feel like I am going crazy when my own body makes me sick but at the same time doesnt validate my experiences. I have a PICC line in because of my frequent dehydration- the only thing I can think is that the prednisone cleared up the inflammation but can it work that way? I mean I guess so since my symptoms are slowly improving but since I still have issues I would think the biopsies would reflect that.. I know I am not making any of this up and yet my own dr doesnt believe me...
40 year old female- Diagnosed with Crohns in 2000. Currently on Colazaal 950 mg, prevacid 30 mg, prednisone. Also diagnosed with ibs.

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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/2/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I am more often than not dehydrated. I drink gatorade to keep up the electrolites and hydration. The prednisone can clear up inflammation (it is the only drug that has worked for me) and leave you dehydrated. CD and dehydration can go together. Your doc may not be listening. Ask him if diarrhea doesn't leave people dehydrated. Rest tonight and tommorrow will be better!
Over 30 years experience! Dx 1976, surgery every seven years, the only effective long term drug has been prednisone.

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