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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 6/18/2008 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
 Hello  I am a 25 year old single mom to 4 children and was just diagnosed with CD I have been sick for 3 years and so realived to finally get some answers but I am so sick all the time I have no energy and they just started treatment today prednisone 40mgs aday. I have been off work for 2 weeks now and I get so fustrated and upset I feel like all I do is complain and whine about being sick all the time.I was relived when I found this sight I dont feel like Im so alone anymore.

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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 393
   Posted 6/18/2008 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
awww im so sorry to hear about your DX--it is hard and you feel overwhelmed at first, I know I did, but dont give up and if you have questions, somebody always has the answer on here! Trust me, i came here back in 05 when I was just DX and I felt like life was over but this site has helped sooo much! stay in touch, nice to meet you


Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

Diagnosed with severe Crohn's colitis in May 2005--spread to ileum and small intestine as of April 2008. Have taken Imuran, Remicade, TPN, Colozal, Entocort, Flagyl, PamineForte, Cipro, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Asacol, Prevacid, and the list goes on. Currently on Remicade every 8wks, 40mg Pred, Pentasa.

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 15
   Posted 6/18/2008 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much for responding I have learned more on this sight about CD, then any of my 4 docs and surg. have told me. I just try to take it one day at a time but it is very hard. Once again thank you. 

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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 900
   Posted 6/18/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HW Shyloo.... this is a great supportive family.... I don't know what I would do without this forum. I'm sorry about your DX. It sucks. Hopefully your prednisone will start making things better. It is soooo hard to try to raise a family when you are not feeling well. You need lots of support and encouragement... Come to us often ok. There is no question you can't ask , and you can 'whine and complain all you want.... we all totally understand...and every one of us has been there.
Love and prayers,
51 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.,RLS, arthritis

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 71
   Posted 6/18/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
welcome! sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis but at the same time congrats on finally getting some answers! this community is very helpful and supportive. you'll find refuge here. :)
"you can't fax glitter!"

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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 6/19/2008 3:08 AM (GMT -7)   
hello and welcome to hw, this is a good place to ask questions if you need to just vent we are here for you.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 511
   Posted 6/19/2008 3:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HW!!! This site is an awesome place so never feel alone!!! We are all here for each other!!
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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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 6/19/2008 5:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shylou Wow you must be a busy Mom .Welcome to HW and hope you find it as comforting and as informative as I do. How are you doing on the pred.? I was on it at first DX too . Keep in touch on how your doing .lol gail
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