Been reading all your awesome posts for ages & thought I'd finally say hi !

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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 11/22/2009 5:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
I have been reading through the posts on this forum for absolutely ages and have found them to be so helpful. I have been too chicken to post but I thought I had better introduce myself and say hi and especially a big thank you. Without even realising it, so many of you have given me so much support.
I don't know how many of you out there are Aussies, but I would certainly like to know if there are any out there :)

I am female, mid-20's from Australia. My symptoms started at the age of 15 and I went undiagnosed until I was 19. I had a right hemicolectomy shortly after being dx. Crohn's has been playing up for a while and I've recently had a colonoscopy, CT scan and am preparing for a gastroscope. I have just started Azathioprine, interested to see what happens.
I get confused sometimes because some of the terminology seems to vary so please forgive me if I sound silly tongue
Cheers to all smilewinkgrin
Symptoms since 99', Dx 2003, Right Hemicolectomy 2004, Trying to find the magic combination to manage this silly disease :)

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 76
   Posted 11/22/2009 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Aislin, I'm from Melbourne so howdy!
Tina 26yrs old Diagnosed in 2000 with Crohn's surgery for perianal abscess and fistulas
currently on Imuran 125mg Motillium for digestion used in the past Remcide, salofalc, pred.
Worst pain equal to child labor was after eating home made Granola...i can still hear the screams ha ha.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 11/22/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Aislin,

And welcome to Healingwell. So glad that you finally posted. You will see we have a few Aussies here!

Good luck
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"*

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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 37
   Posted 11/22/2009 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
28 year old husband and father of 1 (soon to be 2!!), Diagnosed with Crohns and resection surgery in Jan '09 (same ER trip), currently not winning the battle with pain, taking: 6mp, Pentasa, Prednisone and every vitamin possible! 

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 1118
   Posted 11/23/2009 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Yes this is a great site! I have learnt alot (Had been out of the loop hole with crohns and meds!) and everyone is so supportive of each other. look forward to posting with you again. Bev x
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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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 440
   Posted 11/23/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome! This is a great website for sooo many reasons! Glad your here!
 "Get busy living or get busy dying"

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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 211
   Posted 11/24/2009 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi! I really get a lot of support from this group of great people. I read mostly too:).

37/f   proud single mom of 2

Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002

Diagnosed with IBS 2007

Diagnosed with Arthritis 2007

Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2007

Diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder 2008


Starting on REMICADE probably within the next mo.

Current medications: Asacol 2 tablets 3X daily, Imuran 50 mg daily,Endcort 3mg 3X daily, Pentasa 2 500mg caps 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily (if needed), .05 mg Zanax (if needed) Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. Flinstones multi with Iron and Vit. C 500mg daily

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 11/25/2009 4:43 AM (GMT -6)   
See, look how nice you all are :) Great to see there are some Aussies active on here too!

It actually says I have been a member since 2004, must have been just after my resection (no doubt I was scared to bits lol). It also says I have made 26 posts previously but I have no recollection of them. Doesn't matter now though, just glad I decided to say hi :)
Thanks for your replies
Symptoms since 99', Dx 2003, Right Hemicolectomy 2004, Trying to find the magic combination to manage this silly disease :)

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