Anybody in their mid-thirties when first diagnosed with Crohn's?

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   Posted 4/5/2009 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I was  33 when I was diagnosed.

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   Posted 4/5/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I was 42.

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I'm 34 years old and was diagnosed with CD in Feb 09.  I think I've have had this for over ten years now. I was having a burning sensation in my abdomin that would come and go. I was told that I had IBS and to add fiber to my diet. It never really helped. So I just lived with the pain. Then in Feb I had severe abdominal pain that sent me to the hospital where I was finally diagnosed. Being diagnosed was a bitter/sweet thing for me. Now I finally knew what was causing my pain and how to help it, but OH NO, now I have a cronic illness to deal with.

34 year old female, married 11 years, mother of two (boy-6 girl-4)
Diagnosed with CD Feb 09, started Humira March 09

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   Posted 4/5/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed shortly after my symptoms appeared in late 2001. I was 35.
Misdiagnosed at first with Ulcerative Colitis, though I *did* have ulcers throughout my entire colon. Surgery May/2008 biopsy came back as Crohn's Disease. Didn't really change my treatment options.
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  No improvement with Remicade.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returned after resuming 6MP.  Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and had great results with IM injections.  Nausea and symptoms returning with oral MTX.  Switched back to IM injections and am slowly improving.

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   Posted 4/5/2009 6:58 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband was 43 when he was diagnosed with crohn's, and 38 when diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis.
Husband with Crohn's
Diagnosed March 2003 Ulcerative Proctitis
Diagnosed March 2008 Crohn's & C-diff, hospitalized 45 days
Canasa, Lialda, Remicade, VSL#3, Florastor
In Remission since June 2008
Stopped vancomycin for c-diff Jan 1 2009
C-diff free, and in crohn's remission, knock on wood

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   Posted 4/5/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I was 46, which made my doc suspicious whether or not I ever did have crohns.
49 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.

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   Posted 4/5/2009 7:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I was 34. Started bleeding and was super scared. First dx as UC then a year later switched to Crohn's.
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine  --rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
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I usually post on the UC site. I was 28 when first diagnosed with proctitis. Am now 36 and have been diagnosed with colitis am awaiting further test to confirm whether it is UC or Crohn's. 

36, Female
Proctitis in 2000
Diagnosed in November 08 with colitis (By surgeon)
Awaiting Appointment with GI
Dipentum Olsaline Sodium (3X500mg daily)
20mg Prednesol (First time)
Nexium 20mg Daily
Iron Supplements
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   Posted 4/6/2009 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Late 20's here.
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   Posted 4/6/2009 6:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I was 32 and had a resection 9 months later. I'd had symptoms for years, but the doctor never even considered anything like crohn's, just dismissed all the symptoms as a virus.
diagnosed w/Crohn's 11/06. 35f with 2 boys and a wonderful husband. 150 mg Imuran, 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 4/6/2009 6:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I was at 47,should have been 41 never went to the doctor symptoms weren't that bad.... thought it was IBS,

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49 Female
Dx June 07 Crohn's take asacol 2x3 a day ,lotrel for HBP , omeprezole for stomach , potassium , calcium & Vit D , lomotil for lose stools , tramadol for pain , started humira in Feb 08 on 1 shot a week, vit-B 12 shots , crestor,off crestor,now pravastatin,off humira, pristiq, abilify,
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   Posted 4/6/2009 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed on my 48th birthday.  What a lovely and thoughtful birthday present my body gave to itself!!  nono    The gift for someone who already has everything.  I just don't recall CD ever being on my birthday present wishlist.  I tried to return the gift but the CD store doesn't accept returns.  Said it was special-ordered just for me.  Maybe I will re-gift it....  devil
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 4/6/2009 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I was 40 when I was diagnosed--I had a complete blockage--never had any previous symptoms!

age 41,diagnosed with CD in 11/07, Rx Pentasa 4000mg and Remicade.

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   Posted 4/6/2009 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I had IBS all my life, but not diagnosed with Crohn's until age 48
50 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS, and had Salmonella Dec. '07
currently taking Pentasa- 4 500mg pills per day, Metamucil and colace for constipation

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   Posted 4/6/2009 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   
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 4/6/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I was like 35!
Diagnosed Crohns 1/06
CD of Terminal Ileum
Taking Pentasa. Adverse reactions to Remicade. Also take Forteo Injections, Actonel, Calcium and Vitamin D, B12 injections.

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   Posted 4/6/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I was 36 when dx.

Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Folic Acid, Multivitamin, Dbl. Calcium, Probiotics, Protonix, Monthly B-12 injections.

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   Posted 4/6/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I was 50! I got my hearing aids, put on C-Pap for sleep apnea, and diagnosed with Crohn's within 2 months after turning 50. I just told myself that it's just gotta get better!!
Asacol 1200 mg. 3 times daily, Rowasa enema AM & PM,
probiotics, lots of hope and prayers! 52 years old, diagnosed formally 10-06. If it doesn't kill ya, it'll only make you stronger!

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   Posted 4/6/2009 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Symptomatic for years, resection at 40, officially diagnosed at 42......

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   Posted 4/6/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
35 years old.I have had symptoms for as long as I can remember,but no pain or blood and never went to a doctor about the symptoms until after my second child at 35.I was diagnosed with UC then and 5 and a half months ago changed to Crohns.They thought maybe i had Celiacs as well,but that test was neg.I can remember a roommate of mine from years ago-when I was young and single-say that I was in the bathroom more than anyone she ever knew-we were late to every party we were invited to-and there were many of those!!I am 42 now and the symptoms have changed for sure and not for the better,but i am blessed to have two great children and a husband of 10 years! 

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   Posted 4/7/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
My husbands cousin called us last night,he is in his late 30's and just diagnosed this week.

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   Posted 4/7/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I was hospitalized with a bowel obstuction at 46. Diagnosed with Crohn's at age 48.

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   Posted 4/7/2009 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
37 here, after a year long battle with a GP( one who said losing 15 lbs in 3 months is something most women would not complain about ( and i was 110 at that point at 5ft7), who fiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnally sent me to a Gastro and had it diagnosed with in 2 visits. And she was dropped as a GP lol
Diagnosed 4 years ago. been  a helluva ride since.  If there is a side issue to this dd I can find it.  I suffer with Pyoderma Gangrosum and horriffic mouth ulcers that get to the point I can't open my jaws.  Last one was nice enough to create a fistula and  add to my list of fun things to deal with.
Been on all kinds a things, currently on Imuran 50 mgs and it at least give me some confidence in leaving my home.
Allergic to Remicade. Promethius test shows my body fights it.  Also suspected to have PBC or PSC  autoimmune liver disease.

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   Posted 4/8/2009 12:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I was around 44 when my Crohn's symptoms began.  I decided to pursue my frequent intestinal cramping; so had many tests---some results pointed toward Crohn's and other tests didn't.  Was not definitive for several years; although my GI suspected it was Crohn's all along.  After another round of a "barium swallow", colonoscopy, and improved blood test, I could no longer deny my diagnosis.

54 year old female;
Have had Crohn's of terminal ileum for over 9 yrs, but finally accepted diagnosis when it was confirmed Feb. 2008.
Allergic/hypersensitivity to Pentasa, Entocort, and 6-MP.  Recently started Humira in December.

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