I am writing this with a BIG tongue in cheek - but we mods have to stop getting other forum's diseases!
I am so sorry that you are having all these gut problems on top of your already complicated medical history! Evidently your biopsies were like mine - "highly suggestive of Crohn's disease." Biopsies that "favor" CD are ones usually without granulomas. Granulomas in the intestinal mucosa are conclusive for CD. Only about
55% of people with CD have biopsies with granulomatomous tissue. That's why researchers have worked on developing blood testing to help in diagnosing the disease. The IBD Serology 7 test was developed by Prometheus Labs. I would caution you check your health insurance regarding this test. Some of the larger insurers [ie. Aetna] do not pay for this test as they consider it "experimental." My GI uses the Prometheus tests when there is not conclusive biopsy evidence of CD.
Regarding links: There is of course our Healing Well CD Resource Center. Also the Crohn's and Colitis Association of America [CCFA] has good information on everything form effects on life-style to medications to educational brochures for family and friends.
Please let us know what your IBD Serology 7 says. I hope that the Entocort [(budenoside] brings you some relief!
Moderator Crohn's Disease Forum
CD, Ankylosing Spondylitis, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, avascular necrosis, diffuse connective tissue disease, Sjogren's Syndrome ?