Results of my Colonoscopy today

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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 6/18/2008 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
You'll be happy to know that I do indeed have Crohn's
Disease!!!! YAAAHHH!!! Ok well not that I'm thrilled to have
this ugly thing, believe me I don't wish this on anyone!! But I
am glad to finally have confirmation though that this is what is
indeed wrong with me. I made my doctor repeat it to make
sure I was hearing him correctly!!! LOL And he said he's
going to guess that there is some IBS in there too which
would be reason for my bowel issues when they appear.

My colon was pretty inflammed. Not horrible, but enough. He
said for as much as I'm complaining the pain that I have been in,
he would think that it would have been worse. However, he said
we are all different. And in my case, mine is inflammed enough
that its telling my body "Hey, something is wrong here".
(No, REALLY??)

So, my treatment plan is this: He started me on Methotrexate.
The injection. The nurses showed me how to do it and then made me
do it. LOL It wasn't too bad. The hardest part was sticking
myself so the nurse had to help a little with that. But once it
was in, I was good to go. I'll be on this for I believe only 12 weeks.
I'll also be on a super high dose of Folic Acid and that I have
to take on Sundays after my Wed. injections. I guess the
Methotrexate can take some of your blood count things way
down ?? so I have boost my system with the Folic Acid.
And last, I asked for Welbutrin because this prednisone I'm
still on is making me crabby and cranky and I need my jets
cooled down some. LOL
So weekly I come down the prednisone and hopefully as
I'm coming down, the Methotrexate will start kicking in and
I can start moving again without hurting. I'm just really glad
he saw something today. It puts me more at ease now because
now he see's it, and know's this isn't all just in my head like
I've been feeling he thinks. I know my body and I know
when something isn't right and I think after all this that he is
going to start listening to me better!! Like my husband said, he's a
man and sometimes you need to give them a little "kick"!! LOL
So now I get to change my siggy from not knowing if I still
have this ugliness, to "YAAAH- I'm a true Crohnie now!!"  LOL

Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
Still trying to figure out if I truely have it.
(This is such a confusing disease)
Meds I have tried:  Just about everything 
Meds currently on:  Prednisone 35mg tapering
No Surgeries

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 71
   Posted 6/18/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
glad to hear that you finally got some confirmation, sorry to hear that you've got this stupid disease.

officially, welcome to the club!
"you can't fax glitter!"

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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 4388
   Posted 6/18/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Somehow having a label on things, like the Crohn's diagnosis, helps to feel validated. I hope you start to feel better soon.
49 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS, and had Salmonella Dec. '07
currently taking Pentasa- 8 250mg pills per day, Cipro 1 week/month, Metamucil, probiotics

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 6/18/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Its funny the little things we find happiness in. I unlike you, was very lucky when I was first diagnosed. It only took them 3 weeks to get my diagnosis. Thank God! Hopefully now you are on your way to feeling better.

My Rheumy wanted me to start the Methotrexate like you, but ol' sissy guts here couldn't even tolerate the folic acid. My GI was stunned, he said that I was a first for him. He said that folic acid is usually one of the easiest supplements for most people to take. Of course, I have to be different. Geesh!!!!

Well I am happy you finally have your diagnosis. I pray the med brings you to remission soon.

God Bless,
Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 181
   Posted 6/19/2008 4:40 AM (GMT -7)   


LBJ~May I ask if biopsies were taken and if so did the pathologist determine it was Crohn's OR was it the determination of your GI during the colonoscopy perhaps along with your symptoms...

Just curious as I too have an issue with whether or not I have this disease...

I am happy that you are happy tongue Thanks in advance~MamaDove

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   Posted 6/19/2008 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
MamaDove- I had biopsies taken but those were sent to the lab yesterday so I probably won't know about those until I see my GI in six weeks. It was based on my symptoms and what my GI saw during the colonoscopy. The past 3 colonoscopy's I have had over the years have never showed him anything. Well I've been so sick the past month and in a flare so when I went in yesterday he finally saw my colon with lots of inflammation and was able to finally give me confirmation that I do indeed have CD.
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS too
Meds I have tried:  Just about everything 
Meds currently on:  Prednisone 30mg tapering
                           Methotrexate injection 12wks
                           Folic Acid
No Surgeries

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