I had tremendous nausea and exaustion in the begining (and still do sometimes) give your body some time to rest.
As far as life exptenancy, I don't focus on that and keep my thoughts on being as healthy as I can. A support group would probably help, try the ccfa website they have lists of local chapters and support groups.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & ENTOCORT
Diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Soma
Also have Arthritis, waiting on a EMG nerve test right now...