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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 1/31/2010 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   
 I have been reading posts on this site for a few days now and decided it would be great to join. I could use a group who knows what it is like living with chron's. I was diagnosed about 2 years ago. Took the doctors almost 6 months to finally find out what exactly I had. All the blood tests, 2 colonoscopies, pill pills and more pills...ugh. I have lost weight gained weight, such a roller coaster. So glad this forum is here.

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Date Joined Feb 2004
Total Posts : 6518
   Posted 1/31/2010 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome. Sorry you have crohns but glad you found this site. Lots of great people here and also dont forget to have fun...
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 1/31/2010 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
welcome! this is a great place to be. i'm new myself and have already been absolutely blown away by the great support that is here.

hope you will find what your looking for, i think you will.

like sniper said sorry you have to be here but we have each other your not alone. Can't wait to hear more from you!

artist guy
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   Posted 1/31/2010 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
hi girl, this is a great venue to learn and just listen or read, I've learned so much about various med's new and old. side effect from med's jsut a great learning venue, and everybody understands, and is sympathetic to your issues. if you have questions that your gi person didn't have time to answer, you will get your answer  here in this forum
best wishes to you
artist guy

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 42
   Posted 2/1/2010 12:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, new one here too. Glad you found the forum. It really does help, such caring and funny people here
Diagnosed with Crohn's in November 2009 but suffering since I was a child.
Currently weaning off Prednisone and just started Imuran

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 2/1/2010 5:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum.
Your right Crohns is like a rollercoaster ride, now how do we get off this darn thing!
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications:Humira,  Asacol, FolicAcid,  Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  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 2/1/2010 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome justagirl to the best Crohns forum out there. I am so glad that you decided to join our family. We have alot of wonderful and supportive folks here who will truly understand what you are going thru. We look forward to hearing more from you. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & 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"*

Regular Member

Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 196
   Posted 2/1/2010 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
You have found a great place for info and support. When my symptoms began 37 years ago, Crohn's wasn't so common and friends and family didn't know what it did to the body. I soon learned to hide it because it was easier than describing symptoms that no one wants to talk about. Then I began to describe it as just a digestive disease. I felt so alone as if I was watching everyone else live the life I wanted. You won't have to go thru that because the people on this site really care and understand. And you will find that we have managed to accomplish quite a bit in spite of the crohn's. It is believed that President Eisenhower has Crohn's and he managed to lead us to victory in Europe, so we are in good company. Welcome to Healing Well!
Age 58, Crohn's since age 21
3 bowel resections, 1980,88,95
1 fistula repair, 2005
digestive enzymes
L-glutamine powder 3 times a day
sublingual B-12 and B complex
2 T. cod liver oil
2 tsp. tart cherry juice concentrate
Multiple vitamin, 2,500mg vit. C, 1,000mg calcium mag.

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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 2/1/2010 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Greetings, justagirl (can I call you "girl", it feels like we know you so well already...smilewinkgrin) and welcome.
Somebody said...
Crohns is like a rollercoaster ride

idea They lie. Crohns is not like a roller coaster ride. nono There are strict rules on fairground rides, both cost and safety - you will not find nearly so many people cr***ing themselves on roller coasters ! turn yeah
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