I might have lived with this disease 20-30 years. I have IBS also so I never even knew I had Crohn's. I never bled or lost weight. It wasn't until I had a fistula to my bladder that I even considered seriously that I had Crohn's. But even the surgeon thought it was diverticulitis. Until they
opened me up to repair my bladder and do a resection. My disease was so bad that they ended up removing half of my colon. Looking back I now realized that I missed signals. Fatigue being the main one.
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor