I was diagnosed with Crohn's

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lilcrohnieUK
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 414
   Posted 12/14/2007 6:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there,
have been lurking for a while but figured it was about time I came out of the shadows and introduced myself!

I'm a 20 year old uni student and from the UK, I was diagnosed with Crohn's after a 2 month long 'stomach bug' when I was 15. I am also in the oh so lucky 30% of crohnies that has reactionary/Crohn's arthritis to go with it (sacroiliitis, arthritis in fingers, wrists and jaw) but talking of lucky I really am, after nearly a year of being seriously ill with this disease and facing a bag I got infliximab treatment (maintained with methotrexate) and have been in remission for 4 1/2 years (1 week out of it 2 1/2 years ago but got given another infliximab and ta da sorted) however lately my Crohn's has been grumbling a bit, nothing too unmanageable and not really enough to call it a full blown flare, but its been enough to draw me to the boards I found so helpful and comforting when I first got diagnosed. I hope you don't mind me gate crashing the party but from what I've seen round here its a great board and I hope that maybe I can be a part of that and maybe use some of my experience to help other people with this illness as I understand how isolating and frustrating it can be.

So thats me! Like I said I hope you don't mind

Mac_Gyver
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 350
   Posted 12/14/2007 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome welcome. We are all here to listen and help. Ask talk and post away. Even though Im across the pond I'll listen. lol. -Jason
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's.
Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow
through, diagnosed with Crohn's (23 years old 165lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone

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stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 12/14/2007 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
lilcrohnieUK
 
Hello and Welcome to Healing Well and the CD Forum.  You will fine many warm and caring members here to share with and you are sure to learn a lot from reading through the posts.
 
The members of this forum know their  medicines and the most updated tests and treatments.  As Crohn's affects each person  differently it is a disease that takes patients on many different paths.
 
Glad to hear you have been doing well and hope your little grumblings are just that and nothing more.
 
Again a Warm welcome
Kitt
 
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teddybearweiser
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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 12/15/2007 3:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and Welcome to HW. This is a good place if you need to vent ask question about meds or anything about crohn's. Hope to see you around.
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
 


Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 12/15/2007 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to Healingwell. All Crohnies are welcome. As I am sure you have noticed there are alot of great folks to share your trials and triumphs with. Look forward to hearing more from you soon.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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