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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/23/2009 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Everyone!
I just found this site a littler earlier and have already found so much great information. 
A little about me, I'm 39 yr old female diagnosed with CD 2/09.  My first symptoms were 6/08, I decided were due to stress and could handle it on my own.  2/09 I couldn't stand the pain anymore and didn't think I'd make it.  A couple of days after admission it was determined I had CD - ulcers all the way through the digestive tract.
Long story short, my doctors and I did everything we could to avoid surgery and yet by mid March my colon perforated.  My surgeon said my insides were shredded and none of the large colon was left in tact.
My surgeon and GI are both in agreement that I need to take meds to stay in remission- that I can't afford to lose any more intestine.  I tried Imuran and d/t side effects had to dc. 
Getting ready to start Humira and honestly pretty nervous.  If there is a 1% chance of a side effect I tend to get it.  I've done research but would love to hear from anyone either good or bad that has experience either with Humira or CD that seems to escilate so quickly.
Thanks much!

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2003
Total Posts : 224
   Posted 7/23/2009 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the site! It really is an amazing site!!!!
I am about to start Humira too =) Good Luck!
 "The Lord wont give me more than I can handle,i just wish he didnt trust me so much!"
  "let people be people before they are patients"

New Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 7/23/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Beca!

Good luck to you as well!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 6927
   Posted 7/23/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum Wyattsmom! Hopefully Ivy will stop by or else you can click on the med link in her signiture.
Forum Co-moderator - Crohn's Disease/Thyroid Disorders:_All comments have the caveat contact your local health care provider.

I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586

All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.

The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life?  Has your life brought joy to others?

Make sure your suffering has meaning…

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1354
   Posted 7/23/2009 11:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome To HW Wyattsmom,
Im currently waiting for approval on Humira after trying everything else except Remicade.
Hopefully this is the med that gives us relief.
Good luck and let us know how you go.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 947
   Posted 7/24/2009 4:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome! This is a wonderful site.
I wish you all the best.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Protonix,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 7/24/2009 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Ivy6 has a thread in the resource thread above, that has posts about our different medications, you might want to check that one out. I have not had to take that one, so unfortunately have no info for you. But I did want to welcome to Healingwell. We have alot of wonderful folks trying to live with this darn disease too. I look forward to hearing more from you.

Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*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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