Relatives with Crohn's?

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   Posted 10/28/2008 2:48 PM (GMT 0)   
My grandmother had it and my aunt has had it for over 40 years.  I kinda think my sister may have it but she says she's too "fat" to have it.  I just roll my eyes at her.
My grandmother died before I was born (lung cancer) and I don't have a relationship with my aunt.  I kinda wish I did though.  It would be nice to ask her questions and stuff.
So this is why I joined this place.  It looks really helpful and active and I know I need people to talk to who understand.  People who don't have it can sometimes not be very sympathetic, you know?

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   Posted 10/28/2008 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh and I hate my name, BTW but I can't change it.  I was just not feeling very creative and fee-fi-fo-fum was the first thing that came to my head.

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   Posted 10/28/2008 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
My aunt also had crohns, and my nephew had a bowel problem when he was born.  He is fine now though. So maybe im thinking in my case it runs in families, like aunt to nephew or niece, if you get what I mean.  I have read some posts here though that their mothers and also their children are affected.

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   Posted 10/28/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
My grandmother also has Crohn's, but no one else in my family has it. She got diagnosed when she was 65 y/o and they found it b/c she had a major blockage. We basically have the opposite problems though, I have constant upset tummy and vomiting, she can't go to the bathroom.

I often wonder if my mom has it b/c she has always had bathroom issues, even when I was younger. To the point where she was in so much pain, she'd pass out, but nothing has ever been found to conclude this.

and ps. whats wrong with fee-fi-fo-fum? :) :)
26 y/o, diagnosed at 25 y/o
Asacol 400mg 3 pills 3x daily
Entocort, 3 pills daily
Upset stomach daily, tired all the time (except when on Prednisone), occasional abdominal pain
Weigh loss, but scared that once I start the Entocort where will be lots of weight gain :(

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   Posted 10/28/2008 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
None in my family have it, but we suspect my husband does too. :(

Fi-- you can change the screen name, but not your log in. I used to be hjoy.
Currently in remission!

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   Posted 10/28/2008 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
On a good note fefifofum you can change your name. Click on the control panel link in the left upper side of the page, hen click edit profile and about mid way down is a Display name, highlight and delete and change way:)

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   Posted 10/28/2008 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys.  But now I have to think of a new name.  Crybaby would be good for me at this point.

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   Posted 10/28/2008 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Hmm... apparently I'm not the only "Crybaby" with this disease. Go figure.

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   Posted 10/28/2008 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
My mom has ulcerative colitis and I have crohn's, it can be hereditary, researchers have found plenty of genes that are directly linked to IBD.

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

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   Posted 10/28/2008 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
My Grandmother died in a nursing home with Crohn's. Never met her. Brother has UC. Sister Diverticulitus.

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   Posted 10/28/2008 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
My uncle died from his untreated Crohns and my grandmother(his mother) had Ulcerative colitis that may actually have been misdiagnosed Crohn's. She died 20 years ago and my family really feels likes with modern technology she would have been diagnosed with Crohn's.

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   Posted 10/28/2008 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Perhaps you could start up a relationship with your Aunt . I am the only one with crohn's that I know of. Your right about people sometimes I guess it's sometimes hard to relate to something you never had .lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still gail

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   Posted 10/28/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
My aunt has Crohn's and I'm told that my grandfather had colitis at some point, but details are sketchy, and he actually died of lung cancer after 40+ years as a smoker. Oddly enough, they're on opposite sides of the family... my aunt is my mom's sister and it was my dad's father who had colitis. Ah, heredity...
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