Was diagnosed (after a GI doc rushed me into day-procedures on Christmas eve) with crohns a year and a half ago, it was seemingly mild till it spread down far enough to hit a VERY sensitive bundle of nerves and apart from this the doc said he wouldn't have had me on anything at all.
Slowly stepped the imuran up to 200mg a day and 12.5mg pred 3/7 and seemed to be fine for about
16mths, then I had a massive flare up.
Now the imuran upto 250mg a day and 12.5mg pred 4/7 AND 7500mg of colazide daily, its a modest handful each day.
Learning to live with it, on that much imuran I am finding I am very sensitive to sunlight (basically if its any brighter than heavy overcast outside I am wearing sunglasses or just walking around blind), and being in Australia I also need to be careful of skin cancer.
Main reason I logged on here is to ask about
diet, I have had a dietician telling me to be careful of some foods, and has had me keeping track of what causes pain, when I asked my GI doctor about
it he almost laughed and said that once the drugs are working right, diet won't affect it too much.
Also got the "flu going around" which seems to have progressed into an oral yeast infection, calling my doctors tomorrow to see if they can see me quickly or could just cut me a script
(have had these before, but not usually this bad).
Anyway, Hi :)
Oh should have probably said, was diagnosed just after I turned 29, male.
250mg Imuran daily
7500mg colozide daily
12.5mg (4 days a week) pred
Crohns finally in check :)
Post Edited (NJDarthane) : 6/24/2010 8:42:27 AM (GMT-6)