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ArtKid
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   Posted 8/18/2010 1:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello. Until a few weeks ago I had no idea what Crohn's disease was and now it's all that's on my mind. I was in the emergency room a month ago for another problem and one of my follow ups just so happened to be a GI doctor. I always eat right and not a very active person, but still at an average weight. But I was having constant pain in my stomach. My doctor said it was acid reflex and was prescribed Zegerid. But that helped my stomach not the source of the problems. I went and took a few more tests and last week i was diagnosed with Chrohn's. i was relieved at first to finally have a diagnosis but didn't have a clue about this disease. My doctor just put me on Entocort two days ago. And tomorrow I'm going back to college which is half a state from my house. I just hope this medication can keep me in remission.

dixie jo
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   Posted 8/18/2010 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope that your meds work well for you, this is a great forum I have found so much information  that has helped me understand  crohns.I am taking remicade treatments now ,hopeing for good luck

Sniper
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   Posted 8/19/2010 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the site . Hope the meds work for you and good luck back in college.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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   Posted 8/19/2010 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Artkid, sorry for the crazy sequence of events that got you here! But I'm glad you are getting treatment and I hope that you will feel better very soon. You should know that the Entocort is probably not going to be a long term solution, since it's a steroid and is not typically prescribed for more than 3-6 months.  You and your GI are going to have to spend a lot of time together in the next few months getting it all worked out. Do you plan to travel back home often, or do you think you should be looking for a GI in your college town?

crohnniegurl97
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   Posted 8/19/2010 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Artkid, I was like you when I was diagnosed in 1997. I had never heard of Crohn's before, much less knew what it was or what it would entail. I have had a 13 year remission so far so there is hope that it can happen. Good luck with going back to college and hope the meds continue to work for you!
Diagnosed with Crohn's in February 1997 and had a re-section in November of the same year. Was very aggressive with fistulas and narrowing. Was on TPN twice between diagnosis and surgery. Consider myself very fortunate to have been in remission since surgery which is almost 13 years! Just diagnosed with IBS in August 2010.

ArtKid
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   Posted 8/19/2010 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
kazbern said...
Artkid, sorry for the crazy sequence of events that got you here! But I'm glad you are getting treatment and I hope that you will feel better very soon. You should know that the Entocort is probably not going to be a long term solution, since it's a steroid and is not typically prescribed for more than 3-6 months. You and your GI are going to have to spend a lot of time together in the next few months getting it all worked out. Do you plan to travel back home often, or do you think you should be looking for a GI in your college town?


Hello Kazbern. Thanks for the support. And yes i have an appointment with my home GI doctor during Thanksgiving break (he said it was perfect timing to see how the Entocort works out.) I have a lot of breaks during the year so I don't believe that i need a GI doctor in the area ( although, thankfully there is a center not too far from my college.)

kazbern
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   Posted 8/19/2010 7:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Artkid, it sounds like you and your GI are communicating well. You sound like someone who's got a good head on your shoulders and I know you're going to whip this thing into shape. Have a good semester!

Becky77
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   Posted 8/19/2010 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck to you! Just wanted to say hi and that you've found a wonderful place to get lots of info.
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!
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