I also get really confused about the whole IBS/Crohns stuff. I have had IBS all my life, but Crohn's only in the past 1 1/2 years or so. My doc says that my IBS did not "turn into" Crohns, that they are separate conditions and now I have both. Sarita, while your idea sounds good, it seems that medical treatment is different, depending on how things are labeled. For example, if I'm constipated, adding prednisone won't work unless it is due to inflammation somewhere. I alternate between D and C, and hate both. In the end, I guess I keep working at trying to find the right combo of diet, fiber, probiotics, and Crohn's meds that will work. Haven't gotten there yet!!! Valorie, it would be good if you can have an open discussion with your doc...he may care about you and be taking you seriously, but just hasn't hit on the best treatment plan, and you have to keep working together to find it. good luck!
49 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007
currently taking Pentasa 2750 mg- 9pills/day and on and off Prednisone for flares