What diseases/illnesses you you suffer from? Let's take a poll!

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vandygrad97
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   Posted 11/16/2007 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi friends,
 
First I must say what an awesome community this is!  I have used it numerously since my crohns diagnosis 5 years ago.
 
I was curious to take a poll to see how many of us Crohnies have other diseases that may or may not be connected.  It seems like most of us have multiple things going on with our bodies and I am wondering if all of this isn't connected in some way!  Maybe there is a new disease yet to be named that contains all of our random illnesses! HA  Wouldn't it be nice to go to only ONE doctor for our symtoms!
 
Here are the diseases/illnesses I have.
I have crohns disease, possible multiple sclerosis, enteropathic arthritis (Spondyloarthropathy), myofascial syndrome (similar or connected with fibromyalgia), migraine headaches, GERD, and hiatal hernia.
 
Let me know what diseases/illnesses you suffer and we'll take a poll!
 
Thanks!

We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams. . .
 
32 year old female, diagnosed at age 26, small bowel Crohn's disease, enteropathic arthritis, myofascial syndrome, Possible Multiple Sclerosis, 3 hospitalizations, gallstones and gallbladder removal, kidney stones,erythema nodosum, eye inflammation, hiatal hernia, GERD, Lactose Intolerant, migraines, Medications: Pentasa, Nexium, Elavil, Salsalate, Lactose pill, Tramadol


Krysta
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   Posted 11/16/2007 10:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Crohn's Colitis, IBS, GERD, PCOS, ITP (immuno thrombocytopenia purpura), kidney stones (but that's not a disease), lactose intolerant, gluten intolerance, Anxiety, Depression, weight gain from PCOS, tons of allergies.

These obviously aren't all diseases but they are issues that could correlate.

I probably missed some.
Finally Dx- April 13 2007 (age 26) ilio-crohn's-colitis. Surgeries:appendectomy, cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy, pinidal cyst removed,emergency abdominal surgery for hemorrhaging ovary from burst ovarian cyst, LEEPcervix, emergency abdominal surgery for grapefruit sized ovarian cyst removal, D and C of uterus, lumpectomy of breast.
MEDS: remicade, prednisone, Asacol TID, protonix, metformin, buspar, trazodone, multi V, B complex, flaxseed. Vegetarian, leaning towards vegan. no nuts, seeds, or wheat.
Many allergies. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, anxiety, depression, ITP 
Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right ~ Ani Difranco
 
 


pb4
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   Posted 11/16/2007 11:04 PM (GMT -7)   
crohns, IBS, eczema, shopping (some may argue but it truly is a disease I picked up once my crohns and IBS got better LOL)


:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Krysta
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   Posted 11/16/2007 11:15 PM (GMT -7)   
haha. :-P
Finally Dx- April 13 2007 (age 26) ilio-crohn's-colitis. Surgeries:appendectomy, cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy, pinidal cyst removed,emergency abdominal surgery for hemorrhaging ovary from burst ovarian cyst, LEEPcervix, emergency abdominal surgery for grapefruit sized ovarian cyst removal, D and C of uterus, lumpectomy of breast.
MEDS: remicade, Asacol TID, protonix, metformin, prozac, wellbutrin, trazodone, multi V, iron, B complex, flaxseed. Vegetarian, leaning towards vegan. no nuts, seeds, or wheat.
Many allergies. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, anxiety, depression, ITP 
Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right ~ Ani Difranco
 
 


Jen77
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   Posted 11/17/2007 1:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Crohn's, PCOS, High Blood Pressure, and I also tend to have the shopping ailment too. :)
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with mild Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Asacol and Questran.


GeeBee
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   Posted 11/17/2007 2:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I most definitely have the shopping disease as well as Crohns, arthritis, migraines, lactose and gluten intolerance, gallbladder probs, Ankylosing Spondylitis and strange bone growths. I'll be interested to see what others have here, womder if there is any connection.
Diagnosed with Crohns May 2005, been sick for years prior - D and arthritis mainly. Also have severely scarring of my Oesophegus, Bacterial Overgrowth of Bowell and severe migraines.

Currently taking: 6MP; Pentasa; Cipro; Zoplicane; Venlafaxin; Somac; Metropolol; Immigran; Glucosamine; Folic Acid; Calcium; Calciferol; B12 injections; Multi Vitamins; Loperamide and Coedine, phew!


gachrons
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   Posted 11/17/2007 3:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi ...Crohns, IBS, Emphysema, had frozen shoulder, tonsililtis,Bronchitris,eczema,gallstones and the I'am still going disease on top of all that. lol gail

peggy113
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   Posted 11/17/2007 3:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello all,
 
Thought I'd post my 2 cents worth - tho over the years, it sure has cost me more than 2 cents!!
Crohn's finally diagnosed in 1979 - prior to that, diagnosed with erythema nodoseum on both calves, Mononeucleosis, Rheumatic Fever (all a part of the CD - once CD treated, those symptoms disappeared), appendectomy, several bowel resections, blood clot in  right calf, permanent ileostomy in 1984 - CD in remission since then, B12 injections biweekly, hysterectomy due to adhesions, TMJ surgery on both jaws to replace totally deteriorated cartilage and reform jaw sockets, gastric ulcer in stomach, osteoporosis but Forteo injection therapy worked like a charm, absorption issues resulting in Reclast IV, Vit D @ 50,000 IU weekly, osteocapsular arthroplasty performed yesterday on right shoulder.   WHEW!!!  That is a crazy list of ailments.  But to look at me, you'd never know I had any issues, OH with the exception that my arm is in a sling right now!!  Home therapy starts today and sling only as needed.  
 
IMO the above bone issues were probably caused by steroid drug therapy at a vey high dose at a young age.  Imuran, remicade, humira, asacol - none of those were around when my CD was active.  Just good ole prednisone and flagyl.  And believe it or not, last Oct was the first time I had to take Flagyl for an intestinal bug since the early 80's.  No prednisone since then either.  So you might have guessed by now, I'm not a young 'un.  I'm 46 but still pretty active.
 
So now it seems as tho I've shared my medical history.  I guess I'm not proud of it, but it is a part of me - take it or leave it!  And, I'm very fortunate that DH has decided to take it!   
 
I've been reading all your posts on this board and find the new treatments ya'all talk about very interesting.   Had they been around when my CD was active, maybe I would not have had to have a permenant ileostomy.  Just maybe.  But, again, it is a part of my life - I'll have to take it too!
 
Have a good weekend.  Last Nascar race on Sunday, last college FB games today.  Guess that means that Thanksgiving and Christmas are really just around the corner.
 
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 11/17/2007 4:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have Crohn's Disease,Osteoarthritis,High Blood pressure and migraines
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


croony
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   Posted 11/17/2007 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
crohn's, arthrtitis and had kidney stones

38 yrs old male. dx with cd of ileum June 2006.
3 feet of large intestine and 1 1/2 feet of small intestine removed because of complications from diverticulitis (fall '03) i.e. hartman's surgery(starting to wonder if i was misdiagonized and was actually CD)
med. : 100mg imuran ,remicade Dec.06 every 6 weeks
 arthritis in fingers and knees


nitat
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   Posted 11/17/2007 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Crohn's, pernicious anemia, thyroid cancer-it was removed 30 yrs. ago, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes,
arthritis, vertigo, kidney stones. And with all these ailments, I feel lucky to be a part of a forum that truly
understands. My family sometimes thinks it's nothing.

paintedsongs
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   Posted 11/17/2007 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Crohns Disease, Scoliosis, Pyoderma Gangrensa, occasional Migraines, history of anemia... ..I am in recovery for the shopping disease, and I am proud to say I am 2 days clean :)
28 Year old Female. Dx with Crohns 2005. Currently take Imuran 50 mg.
Dx with Pyoderma Gangrenos (PG) Nov '07, currently on Prednisone 60mg for PG ...  :(


clavman
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   Posted 11/17/2007 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi -Crohn's, sore knees(Crohn's related?), partially torn rotator cuff, migraine-once only and that was only after I was started on Pentasa and tapering off prednisone(Treatment related?).
Bob
47 years old
Dx 3/07 Moderate Crohn's in terminal ileum-Probably had it for years earlier
Rx Prednisone initially for 8 weeks-40mg/day then tapered down to 0
    Currently on Pentasa-2000mg/day


angelang40
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   Posted 11/17/2007 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
i was never ill until i was diagnosed with crohns grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr lol now i have asthma as well crohns has got a lot to anwser for and if your immune systems low with the methotrexate you catch all different viruses i hate this disease you never seem to be healthy with this disease

dunny2
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   Posted 11/17/2007 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Crohn's , fibromyalgia, pancreatitis, B12 deficiency, kidney stones, peripheral neuropathy and migraines.....so far.LOL
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.


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FitzyK23
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   Posted 11/17/2007 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Crohns, IBS (that I call Crohns), GERD, past ovarian cyst, mild arthitic symptoms
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


bunnypucker
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   Posted 11/17/2007 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Crohn's, Bipolar, probable MS, migraines, asthma, osteopenia, arthritis
Crohn's Disease Diagnosed 12/24/03 (Thats Right, Merry Christmas to me!)
Bipolar
Probable MS
 
Im 26 years old, and am currently only taking remicade, protonix and evil prednisone for my CD. am on quite the cocktail for my BP however: Geodon, Lamictal, Celexa, Buspar and Klonopin.
Im also on lipitor for high cholesterol caused by a prior BP med. im on fentanyl patches for pain also, and i take some meds prn for my allergies, asthma, and migrianes.
 
"We are all worms but I do believe i am a Gloworm"
^always makes me smile^
 
 
 


chelsea_doll
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   Posted 11/18/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Crohns,Asthma,cervical dysplacia (sp?),arthritis,patella femoral syndrome,anxiety disorder,B12 deficency,and ezema

sweettea
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   Posted 11/18/2007 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   

I have colitis/IBD, IBS, multiple diverticula, GERD, mouth and esophogeal ulcers, migraine, very poor immune system, fibromyalgia.

Had adenomyosis/endometriosis, ovarian cysts prior to my hysterectomy/oopherectomy at age 28.  Now I have severe adhesions.

Today I think I have a bad case of "feel like crap" itis.

I hope tomorrow I'll feel better.

Vic


_____
IBD- Colazal, Canasa, Entocort EC, Bentyl
Migraine- Fioricet, Topamax
Fibromyalgia- Zoloft,  Tramadol (prn)
Immune Disfunction Disorder? - Antibiotics out the wazoo, steriod shots
 
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rootsmith
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   Posted 11/18/2007 11:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Vic-
I was reading this thread and notice that you take both zoloft and tramadol. I thought tramadol was a no-no with zoloft because both cause increase in serotonin levels.
10 years, many tests, 3 gi doctors, Pentasa 1000mg 3x day
diovan, simvastatin and now trying good ol' zoloft


rootsmith
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   Posted 11/18/2007 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
probable crohn's, chronic tendonitis, arthritis in the past, multiple food sensitivities, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes (easily controlled), feel like crapitis.
10 years, many tests, 3 gi doctors, Pentasa 1000mg 3x day
diovan, simvastatin and now trying good ol' zoloft


Jen77
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   Posted 11/18/2007 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Oooh I forgot about migraines and gallbladder disease (well it's gone now). Too many to keep track of! LOL
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with mild Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Asacol and Questran.


Krysta
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   Posted 11/18/2007 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I left out other stuff that's in my signature. Gall bladder removed, appendix removed, tonsillitis/tonsillectomy, iron deficiency anemia, and cervical dysplasia. Oh and lumpectomy. lol.

Just to mention something about the seratonin question. I am on prozac and trazodone (both ssri's) AND I'm on wellbutrin: an NSRI. I have had no problems with it. I go into the anxiety and depression forums recently and it seems standard for people to be on multiple things. Still have to be careful though!
Finally Dx- April 13 2007 (age 26) ilio-crohn's-colitis. Surgeries:appendectomy, cholecystectomy, tonsillectomy, pinidal cyst removed,emergency abdominal surgery for hemorrhaging ovary from burst ovarian cyst, LEEPcervix, emergency abdominal surgery for grapefruit sized ovarian cyst removal, D and C of uterus, lumpectomy of breast.
MEDS: remicade, Asacol TID, protonix, metformin, prozac, wellbutrin, trazodone, multi V, iron, B complex, flaxseed. Vegetarian, leaning towards vegan. no nuts, seeds, or wheat.
Many allergies. Polycystic ovarian syndrome, anxiety, depression, ITP 
Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right ~ Ani Difranco
 
 


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 11/18/2007 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Crohn's (was only in ileum til past Sx now it is crohns colitis with the lovely fistulas...ugh), kidney stones, asthma, ovarian cysts, allergies, oral allergy syndrome, arthritis, migraines, had to have gall bladder out and had inguinal hernia operation too...appendix was removed but that was cuz the doc's were there at the time not cuz it had to be removed, IBS, GERD, Several boughts of candida (oral and other), just got over VRE too. Part of my left lung is screwed up I dont get full capacity in that lung, cataracts, astigmatism, insomnia, osteopenia, anxiety, depression


Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 
 


Sherbear41466
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   Posted 11/18/2007 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
IBD, IBS, PMS (ha ha couldn't resist), COPD, migraines, hypertension, deep vein thrombosis (before diagnosis), chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, kidney stones, skin boils, and of course possible glaucoma (they're keeping an eye on that, ha ha again)

 ~Sherry

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