I was sick for a long time- had had the Crohn’s pain since I was 10 but nothing too bad. Finally, when I was 18, I had what I thought was the plague (flu) for something like 4 months! Finally I got so dehydrated I couldn’t even keep water down, that I was sent to the ER. After a long night- most of which I cannot remember, except how funny I thought it was when the nurse asked me if I was pregnant and I said not unless it’s an immaculate conception- and a lot of tests, they told my parents I have Crohn’s. My mother then told me later after I was coherent enough to understand. We were all familiar with the disease because my great uncle (maternal) has Crohn’s.
It still didn’t stop me from being devastated.
Laurenne, 24 Graduate from University of California, Davis. BA-Anthropology
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002
On Humira, Strattera, Zoloft, Lialda and Imodium
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