C diff/ Crohns Update

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 6/26/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
So, I have very good news guys!  First time since I've been on this forum.  I was recently diagnosed with Crohn's and C diff.  Not sure if any of you have seen my depressing posts?  But I heard from the Dr today who said for the first time in 7 months my WBC count is down.  Which means the c diff is getting under control with Vanco and we are scheduled to go ahead with the Remicade treatment.  I was also told today that my insurance approved my remicade!  YAY!  So as soon as I finish the antibiotics we will try remicade.  My short term disability claim at work while I was out for a month was also approved today!  This is just too good to be true!  Approved by two different insurance companies in one day?  I better go play the lottery huh?
Thanx to everyone for your support!  Good news comes eventually right?  Keep your heads up!
Just finished prednisone taper of 40mg in 6 weeks.  We'll see if it works.

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1058
   Posted 6/26/2009 11:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know if you're allowed to post so much good news at one time here.... Here's hoping you get a bunch more good news coming your way!

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 6/27/2009 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
WooHoo you sure did get some good news today. Congrats!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 86
   Posted 6/27/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
wow! thats almost worth eating some regular foods tonight!!!!! you win! let us know how it goes
diagnosed with crohn's 6-15-09 at age 23.

asacol: 400mg. 3 3X a day
prednisone: 10mg. 3 in the morning

multivitamin, cal/mag, probiotic, digestive enzymes, rice protein. looking into l-glutamine next

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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 251
   Posted 7/4/2009 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
well got rid of the cdiff thnk god! and took remicade for the first time.... well my BMs are definitely better but my legs hurt like heck!  feels like im back to the prednisone days.  called my dr who said it is nothing to do with remicade but maybe something wrong with my back.  ??  I'm so sick of this.   does any body know how long this pain will last?
Just finished prednisone taper of 40mg in 6 weeks.  We'll see if it works.

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