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Date Joined Nov 2009
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   Posted 11/15/2009 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   
it's so nice to find this site to vent. i am a new member so let me introduce myself. i'm a southern belle from louisiana. a nurse by education, a social butterfly by nature. i was diagnosed with crohns in 1998 but i think i have had it for most of my life. my crohns is pretty bad, i have tried a lot of treatments but never seem to go into full remission. i did remicade few years when i first got diagnosed but developed an antibody & went into shock twice so of course i had to stop that. been on humaria for a couple of years & its doing ok. just had my first abscess & fistula a few weeks ago & had two Seton drains put in. did ok untill last weekend & had a bad flare. got put in hospital & just got out today. after 10 iv bags of cipro 10 iv bags of flagel , about a gallon of steroids and a bunch of pain meds im doing ok i guess. so now im still in a pretty good bit of pain & look like im going to pop (all the steroids) but im home & i hope on the mend.

each day with this disease is a challenge but i am looking forward to getting to know many of you on this site. when you have the support of people who understand it helps in so many ways.

Elite Member

Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 10404
   Posted 11/15/2009 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Ow. It sounds as if you've had a really rough time there.

Welcome to the forums, Azalee, and thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself. It's nice to meet you. :-)

Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

Medications for Crohn's ~~ Diet and Nutritional Therapy for Crohn's ~~ Dealing with Abscesses and Fistulae ~~

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 11/16/2009 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to Healingwell Azalee its nice to meet you, but sorry you have to be here. We have a great group of folks here all trying to live with this wonderful (not) disease too. We look forward to hearing more from you, and be sure to ask any questions, we are glad to help.

Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 1118
   Posted 11/16/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Azalee, wow you have been through it! hope you are soon feeling loads better.Bev x smilewinkgrin
Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma.  reversal 1st week of Jan. Meds:Pentasa 500mg 3x day,  B12 shots, every 3 months, iron syrup,loperimide,folic acid,  citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)

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