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Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 7/6/2010 4:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to introduce myself.  My name is Carrie, and my almost 15 year old son was just diagnosed with Crohn's.  He was put on prednisone & we return to the doc this thurs. for an upper gi follow up an to discuss a treatment plan.  I look forward to learning from those of you who have been through this and can offer helpful advice.  Thanks.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 1118
   Posted 7/6/2010 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Carrie, and welcome, you will find this is a very friendly and supportive forum there is always someone that can answer your questions or, you can just come here and vent away to people who understand where your coming from. This site has been a god send to me Bev x
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
Still battling with Doc's to get me on maintenance Meds only taking
Lomotil, 20mg citalopram,VSL#3 at the moment.

“I may not be where I need to be but,
I thank God I’m not where I use to be “

Elite Member

Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 7/6/2010 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forums
i know you will get all the input n support needed
this is a great place with caring folks
stay with us
                 Co Mod for... CROHNS..ANXIETY/ PANIC.....ALZHEIMERS
        DX.. a/p ....crohns ...fibro... pyoderma gangrenosum..seizures....deaf
            meds..lyrica..pentasa...valproic acid..ativan...diazepam....t 3 s prn
                  Help HEALING
                        WE CAN N WILL GET THRU THIS TOGETHER

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 269
   Posted 7/6/2010 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome. You will also find other parents who have children with crohns. I wish I had found Healing Well when I was first diagnosed
Diagnosed 2005.  42 year old female living in UK
Current medication  -  infliximab infusions, ranitidine, Vitamin B12 injections, anti depressants
My partner has UC & Crohns

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 300
   Posted 7/6/2010 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
welcome! This is a great board with lots of knowledgeable people. If you need any info, just ask!
Dx with crohns February 25, 2010. But suspect I had it since 2002 with very mild symptoms.
4 lialda a day.
3 entocort daily for the next few months
hyosamine for daytime
Bentyl for evening

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 317
   Posted 7/6/2010 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Carrie
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 Jan 2008
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 7/6/2010 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome :)
                         Crohns Disease diagnosed 01, IBS diagnosed 01
                         right hemi colectomy 2008
                         Imuran, Allopurenol
                         32 year old female Ga :)

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