First let me comment on how wonderful everyone on this board has been to a newcomer. This is a really great forum. Now for my questions. My doctor diagnosed me just over 2 weeks ago with 'mild' crohns and prescribed me 2 lialda pills to be taken in the am with a meal. I have taken them religeously at the same time everyday and at first I saw immediate improvement. But now I am back to having a good day..then bad day. The dr told me more than likely the dosage would be increased so do not be disapointed if that happens. Is it possible that treatment can just stop working? I have noticed by the signatures that many people are on multiple meds. Is it possible to treat crohns with just the one med that I am taking? Should I talk to my doctor about
adding other things? I am so afraid to be on steroids I just started dropping weight (it has slowed down now) after trying to lose it for the last 2 years and I am afraid going on steroids would just put me back where I was weight wise. I guess I am so unsure of what I should be asking the doctor and am confused about
even where to start. I think this is where this disease really confuses me. I have had symptoms of IBS for 8 years..very mild symptoms..mainly 3-4 BM a day, occasional cramping and maybe 6 flares in the last 8 years that really only lasted overnight. How is it possible I could have had crohns this long with some symptoms and not have had major issues. This is the first long term flare up I have had. I knew something was wrong when I lost weight without even trying( so not me!!)I am just so overwhelmed and don't even know where to start.