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   Posted 4/5/2009 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome farmicist. Just noticed you included some info in your last posts. 72 years old, diagnosed in 11-08, just started Remicade??
Would be interested in knowing more about your story, past symptoms and how the diagnosis came about?
55 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.
Sigmoidectomy scheduled for May 11/2009

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 4/5/2009 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I was not diagnosed until 11-08 but believe I had MILD symptoms for past 20 years. I always had 3 to 5 soft BM a day and about every 6 months would have a 3 day clog in my lower right side which would wash through and I would go back to "normal". Had colonoscopy every 5 years which only showed 1-2 polyps which were removed each time. Last October I started showing bright red blood with stools which we first called from hemorrhoids but when it changed to gross clotted blood we did a colonoscopy and found it looked like crohn's, biopsy showed resembled crohn's, antibody tests showed crohn's, symptoms all sounded like crohn's Started treatment with Colazal 3 caps 3 times a day then added prednisone 40mg and taper weekly but each time I get to 30mg I flair again so am now stuck on 30mg, started 6MP a month ago at 75mg and the end of March started Remicade at 5mg/KG. Remicade seemed to help the right sided clog so I started to eat more and then became constipated because I was eating 4 times as much but still my BM consisted of 2 SMALL BM per day. I have now flushed out my system and will eat smaller meals. Next Wed I get my 2nd Remicade. I am confident that we will beat this and get back into a remission.
Old 72 yr old man diagnosed 11-08 with Crohn's. Take Colazal, Pred 30mg, 6MP 75mg, and received 1st dose Remicade 3-27-09. Waiting for 1st remission soon.

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