Crohn's affect and effect.

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   Posted 7/24/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
What works for one person may not for another depending on diet, stress etc.  Myself, I stay away from any type of fiber and since I cannot afford Asacol... for the past 6 months, I've been taking Immodium every morning for the past four months.  I am quite certain I am healing because I no longer need it everyday...and try not to let this disease stop me from achieving my goals.

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   Posted 7/24/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I know that Asacol is expensive but you should probably be on a maint. med. I do know that Imuran is alot cheaper than Asacol and my doc said that Imuran is a good med to keep someone in remission.
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.

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   Posted 7/24/2009 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Go on the drug company website. I believe it is Shire. When I did not have prescription coverage, I was able to get it for free. They go based on income, but it is a sliding scale and pretty generous. Good luck.
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, probiotics

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   Posted 7/24/2009 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if you have any Immodium side effects. I've been taking it daily and often feel very tired. I know it can make you "drowsy", but don't know if that is part of my tiredness or if it's more related to malnutrition.

Sorry to hear that you can't afford Asacol. I never feel like it does that much for me, but maybe it is in its own subtle way.

Thanks for your thoughts.
Living with CD for the past 36 years, diagnosed in college. Long periods of remission
1 resection in 7/2007 - no pain since then, but struggle with diarrhea, poor absorption, weight loss
Taking Asacol, Flagyl (sometimes), Vitamin B12 injections monthly, Vitamin D, Fish Oil, Calcium

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