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   Posted 6/5/2008 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I was just watching ER before work and they had a patient come in complaining of abdominal pain. A doctor and a nurse were standing over him rattle off different possibilities and then the nurse whispered into the Doctors here and he goes "oh my it could be Crohn's Disease, we better get started". I I thought this was a little funny, Ive have never heard crohns mentioned on ER before.
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 180lbs). Off predisone and on tysabri 4/3/2008

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   Posted 6/5/2008 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
It has been mentioned in the past but not in a positive way. This at least makes it sound serious!

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   Posted 6/5/2008 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
So how did the drama unfold? Was it portrayed accurately?
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Ultracet Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, peri-menopausal.

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   Posted 6/5/2008 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I bet it's hard to make it sound acurate considering no 2 CDers are alike and we can all suffer so differently yet the same, it's such a crappy disease...we have a good idea what each of us goes through but because of the many varying degrees to this disease we can't necessarily know exactly what each of us goes through...still it's bad enough we suffer the way we do.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 6/5/2008 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I know,, they stuck a scope up his fanny, gave him a ton of pills, plus pred, and sent him home with a follow up appointment in 3 months. Then they told him they had no idea what if anything was wrong and referred him to a GI. The GI did the scope from both ends and said the same thing. After two or three years of pain and D , plus 4 more doctors he finally had a camera pill,( that his insurance then refused to pay for) and TA DA, "we are 95% sure you have crohns. " Thus began the continuing saga know as,,,,As the stomach turns. Next week we hear the patient say,," I'm sick of being sick, why cant I be normal ? " Tune in next month for the gut wrenching sequel,,, My life is in the toilet....
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   Posted 6/5/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I watch the reruns on tnt typically everyday and it is back to the origional cast...looping the series. A few weeks ago there was a patient with CD who came in vomiting blood and passing large amounts of blood in her diahrea. It was a big deal on the episode and she had to have emergency Sx
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
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   Posted 6/6/2008 4:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Sniper, that is so funny what you wrote At first I thought that was what really happened on the show but then thought, huh, an episode doesn't usually span so much time. Then I realized you were writing your own Funny! Unfortunately its true too often.

I watch Trauma, , Diagnosis X and Mystery Diagnosis all the time. Recently there was one on where the diagnosis was "Undifferentiated Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy" I've seen many that *seem* like they are going to be IBD but turn out to be something else.
10 years, many tests, 3 gi doctors, Pentasa 1000mg 3x day
diovan, simvastatin, sertraline, lyrica, 10mg prednisone, next???   

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   Posted 6/6/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Sniper, i lived that episode too! the funny thing is that there was a private practice episode that was just like that.

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   Posted 6/6/2008 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
That episode of Private Practice actually gave me goose bumps when I watched it...I thought they did a good job of showing how difficult it is to convince some people that there really is something wrong with you!

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   Posted 6/6/2008 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper, you never cease to amaze me.....

Too many years with CD
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   Posted 6/6/2008 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper- How bout "Tail of the Wazoo"!  tongue A spinoff of Tales of the Crypt!
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