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Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 1204
   Posted 6/14/2010 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I am new here although not newly diagnosed. I have had Crohn's for about 10 years. I seem to go up and down with my disease, all sick or all well until recently. I have been flaring to some degree now for about a year and getting frustrated! All oral medications don't work except for Prednisone and Sulfasalazine. Taken Remicade, just stopped Humira.

Just started tapering the Prednisone yet again, watching my diet and adding in some alternate therapies. If I can get myself off the prednisone I am hoping to try Low Dose Naltrexone but still looking for a doctor to prescribe it!

Hello all, I have been reading your forum for awhile and find some great info on here! Thank you for all the info over the past months!

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 317
   Posted 6/14/2010 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome! It's amazing how much information can be shared in a forum like this. I'm glad you posted and good luck with this current flare.
Official dx September 2007.
currently flaring (June 2010) with colitis
Medications: Pentasa, Omeprazole, Prednisone, 6MP
History of hypothyroid (dx 2004, take Levoxyl), and gall bladder surgery (1997).
47 years old; single mom to three wonderful kids, ages 12 to 18.

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 437
   Posted 6/14/2010 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome! This is a great support system and educational site I've been a member for years...everyone is great!

Hope your feeling better soon!
Crohn's Disease Dx'ed in '02
Bipolar 1 Disorder w/Psychosis -Rapid Cycle

Cimzia, Abilify, Tofranil, Aciphex , Lisinopril, Allegra-D, Sustenex

Crohn's drugs I've tried: Remicade (put me into remission for 5 years), Entocort, Immuran, Prednisone & Questran powder.
Bowel Resection: 2002
Fistula surgery: 2003

Veteran Member

Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 6/14/2010 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to Healingwell.

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 6/15/2010 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Cupcake to Healingwell. Look forward to hearing more from you.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & 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"*
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