One word description for Crohn's

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   Posted 2/8/2009 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
If you had to describe your Crohn's Disease in ONE word, what would that word be?
Mine would be:  UNPREDICTABLE! rolleyes
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 32.
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Omeprazole, Ferrous Sulfate, Librax, One-A-Day multivitamin, Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, swelling ankles, extreme fatigue
Previous/occasional Rx's: 20mg Prednisone taper, Flagyl, Levaquin
No surgeries to date

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   Posted 2/8/2009 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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   Posted 2/8/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

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   Posted 2/8/2009 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper took mine so I'll elaborate and go with crappy.

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

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   Posted 2/8/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   

32 year old female
CD of Terminal Illeum and Rectum Diagnosed 12/04
Unable/Unwilling to use immunosuppressents due to Melanoma history in 2000.
Illeocolonic Resection 1/08  (18 inches of terminal illeum, illeocecal valve, right colon and appendix)
Current Meds: Pentasa, Fosomax, Iron, Vitamin b12 injections, Vicodin, Flagyl

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   Posted 2/8/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
idea Bummer !

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   Posted 2/8/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Another vote for crappy.

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   Posted 2/8/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 5 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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   Posted 2/8/2009 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Kaycie - Age: 26
Crohn's - Dx Nov 05
Failed Remicade, moving onto a Clinical Trial called ABT-874 - Tentative start date - 10/2/08 - 10/16/08  - Infusion, every 4 weeks.
IVF #1 (In-Vitro Fertilization) - Failed
IVF #2 - IVIg, Heparin, Baby Aspirin - TWIN GIRLS!!!
Reagan Dawn - 8/2/07 - Lived 1 hour 27 minutes due to Cloaca, NOT affiliated with my Crohn's
Addison Maria - 8/2/07 - 13 months old

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   Posted 2/8/2009 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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   Posted 2/8/2009 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   


Remicade and 6MP

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   Posted 2/8/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I too vote for Frustrating

35/f   proud single mom of 2

Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002

Diagnosed with IBS 2007

Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008

Current medications: Endcort 3mg 2X daily, Pentasa 2 500mg caps 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily (if needed), Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. Flinstones multi with Iron and Vit. C 500mg daily

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   Posted 2/8/2009 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I am always learning something new about Crohn's :)
24 year old female

Diagonsed with Crohns disease in December 2008..

Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort

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   Posted 2/9/2009 1:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

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   Posted 2/9/2009 1:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Irritating, in so many different ways!
diagnosed w/Crohn's 11/06. 34f with 2 boys, a lovable dog, and a wonderful husband. <S>150 mg Imuran</S>, bentyl, entocort, vicodin as needed, Humira, metoprolol for orthostatic hypotension and heart palpitations. Bowel resection 9/07. Active disease back, darn it 8/08. 11 year old son with IBS-C, on Bentyl.

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   Posted 2/9/2009 2:21 AM (GMT -7)   
:-) kimberlayn
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Texan with Crohn's
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   Posted 2/9/2009 4:11 AM (GMT -7)   

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   Posted 2/9/2009 4:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Tina 26yrs old Diagnosed in 2000 with Crohn's surgery for perianal abscess and fistulas
currently on Imuran 100mg used in the past Remcide, salofalc, pred.
Worst pain equal to child labor was after eating home made Granola...i can still hear the screams ha ha.

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   Posted 2/9/2009 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Diagnosed with rectal Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.

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   Posted 2/9/2009 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   

It's made me appreciate all the good days, the wonderful people in life, and makes me realize how healthy and well I need to treat my body. I try to look at it in the positive. We're different, and that's what's makes us special. It's definatley a challenge and hard, and miserable at times, don't get me wrong. But it's also made me look at life in such a different way, and appreciate it more than ever.
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