And welcome to Healingwell. Sorry for the reason you have to be here though. I was diagnosed just a couple months after I graduated highschool, and I too was extremely ill when first diagnosed. I was one of the lucky ones though in that I got diagnosed within 3 weeks of my symptoms starting, but I can tell you in that 3 weeks I went from 0 to severely ill rapidly.
I have to agree with MAG102886, once they get your Crohns under control, do be sure you always stay on some kind of maintenance med. I did much like she did and quit the medications. Only difference was I got an almost 20 year remission, but because it was med free, I completely obstructed and had to have emergency surgery.
Come here ask any questions you may have, even comment to other members. Welcome to our little corner of the world, where everyone understands what you are going thru.
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"*