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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 506
   Posted 12/14/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
For the last ~3 weeks I have been in the midst of a bad flare. Whenever I ate any solid foods, I had worse than normal abdominal pain, bloating, and gas. I have basically been unable to eat much of anything since the beginning and have lost considerable weight (belt is no longer tight enough). Talked to my GI doc on Friday, he put in orders for CT and bloodwork, he also said that if I have a stricture (I already know I do) that surgery is probably the next step. As long as I get even 6 months of relief, I will be happy to go under the knife. It's just so aggravating to go back and forth seemingly every-other day feeling well, when on liquids, and in pain when eating food. I don't really know what to expect, but hopefully I'll get some answers.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.

Amor fati - Nietzsche

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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 1768
   Posted 12/14/2009 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been in a similar situation...hoping that I could just have surgery and have relief, even if for only 6 months.

I hope you get some answers and relief soon. Keep us posted.

31 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, sublingual B12, Coumadin

Sir WipesALot
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 42
   Posted 12/14/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck, pim.
20 mg Prednisone, 3000 mg Pentasa, 75 mg 6MP, Bactrim, Flagyl, Fosamax, Prilosec... probiotics......

DX May 2004
34 YO M

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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 1445
   Posted 12/14/2009 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.

Go Saskatchewan Roughriders!

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