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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 305
   Posted 8/28/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Everyone. I'm the guy that was really distressed two weeks ago with my first flair up after 14 years. I was terrified and getting sicker by the day. I finally got the courage to go to the emergency room at 5am on a Monday and they kept me for 9 days. I was in pretty bad shape. The good news is I feel better than I have felt in several years. My arthritis is in check, my flair has calmed, and my fistula has closed and healing.  I am on Pred for two months and already had my first Remicade infusion while in the hospital. Also taking Flagyl and Something else for another week. I am thankful for all of your advice and comfort. I'm not sure how much longer I would have been afraid to go if I hadn't met you fellow Crohnies. Thanks again and God Bless. Tony

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 8/28/2008 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
So glad to hear you went and got medical intervention. And very glad to hear you are feeling better, that is really great news. As much as it is hated, Prednisone does work quickly to help you feel better in most cases. Hopefully you are on your way back to remission!

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.

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 54
   Posted 8/28/2008 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Home!
Diagnosed 2004 - Chrohns and UC - Currently on no medication.
Multiple other chronic illnesses and allregic to many things.

Wish upon a Lucky Star!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 8/28/2008 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tony so glad things worked out so good for you and that you are feeling better. Sometimes we don't know when to get to a hospital and I am so glad you got the help you needed. Welcome home and it sure makes us feel good to know we helped. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still gail

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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3932
   Posted 8/28/2008 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   



       Glad your feeling better, but 9 days? Wow, you must have been in bad shape by the time you went to the ER..    idea



Regular Member

Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 305
   Posted 8/28/2008 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I was in bad shape. Thats what being a coward will do to a crohnie if we dont keep in touch with our doc. Ive learned my lesson. Thanks all

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 71
   Posted 8/28/2008 10:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad you went and glad you are feeling better. Welcome back.
 DX'd with UC 2000.
 DX'd with CD 8-9-08
 allergic to Asacol
 Colazal made it worse
 Prednisone 20mg X2 daily   
 Flagyl 500mg X2 daily
 First Remicade infusion 8-9-08
 Toprol XL --  Hypertension
 Insulin   --   Diabetes 

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Date Joined Jan 2003
Total Posts : 6130
   Posted 8/29/2008 12:23 AM (GMT -7)   
somtimes it just pays to get some rest at the hospital...

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