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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 6/30/2008 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
if its CFS or part of my illiness.  I have Crohns Disease.  I have had it for 25 yrs & have always handled a job, social life, etc until about 5 years ago.  It was after my 3 colon resecetion.  Now I have mental health issues, along with the physical issues.  I'm am always fatigued.  Do persons with CFS only have that as a diaganosis or is it always in conjunction with another illiness?  How is it diagnosised?  I would love for any information to educate myself.  Thank you.
Dx with CD 1987, 3 colon resections, 3 rectal abcess sx, anterior cervical neck fusion 6/2008. Major depression/anxiety, kidney stones & sx to remove, now 45 yrs old.  Still trying to figure this disease out & of course all the little extra complications that come with this rollarcoaster of a life with CD. Meds:Humira 40mg every other wk, Imuran .75 daily, welchol 625 x 3 daily, cymbalta 60 mg daily, fish oil, vit e,folic acid,Vit B12,inject monthly, Oscal w/Vit D, vicodin 4-5 daily 7.5

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 7/1/2008 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi keepingthefaith. I'm sorry that things have gotten worse for you in the past 5 years. Yes, you can have CFS with along with other diseases. The hard part is sorting it out from the symptoms of the other illness. LIke you said, it's probably hard to sort out whether your symptoms are from your CD or if you have developed CFS. Have you been able to ask your doctor about it?

Let me know if you have any other questions. The CFS forum can be kind of slow, but hopefully a few more people will respond.
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; UC 2008; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Doxepin 25-50mg; Prevacid; Evoxac; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Artificial tears



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