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Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 3/19/2010 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been diagnosed with crohn's since 1992.  I had two bowel resections and one obstruction surgery that did not require a resection.  Surgeries basically occur every seven years.  currently taking 6mp, pentasa and vitamin d supplements.  Had 3 remicade treatments in 2002 and just started remicade again 3 weeks ago and had a reaction to the therapy.  Intense joint pain that had to be controlled with steroids.  currently have joint pain only in my shoulders and hope that it dissapates soon.
unfortunately it looks as if my 13 year old son has joined the ranks of this club also.  his diagnosis is pending a ct scan whether its uc or crohns.  the gift that keeps on giving

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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 70
   Posted 3/20/2010 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome, glad you found this forum.
Diagnosed Endometriosis 1998, Crohns 2008
Drugs: Pentasa, Entocort, B inj

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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 24909
   Posted 3/20/2010 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there...sorry you have this dd but very glad you found us here and also your son..hmm just having my daughter go thru testing as well to see if it might be crohns...i really dont want the dd to have her but i do know i will support her and help her anyway i can/ need to as im sure you would as well..keep posting get support and answers to questions you no doubt have..again welcome..lyn
Long Time Member of da Family

Crohns..Fibromyalgia,,Neuropathy...Deaf...Seizures Pyoderma gangrenosum

Co mod for Crohns...Anxiety/Panic and Alzheimers


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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 3/20/2010 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Grimster and welcome to the best Crohns forum out there. Only sorry you have to here though:( I am sorry to hear your son might have IBD too. I can't imagine how hard as a mom that must be. Sounds like you have a good med mix there, hoping you and he can reach remission soon. Stay with us, and ask any questions you might have, someone will be along with an answer soon. 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"*
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