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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/27/2010 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with Crohns in 2008 and guess I didnt realize how serious it was and can be.  Looking to meet others dealing with similar problems.  I did have surgery in 2008 and have been trying many different meds over the last two years

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 3/27/2010 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, welcome to the board! You'll definitely find people here who are dealing with similar problems... I haven't had surgery for Crohn's yet (I did have surgery to take out one of my ovaries)... But... A lot of others have had surgery... some even more than once...

It can take a while to feel better, sometimes... But once you figure out what foods you can tolerate and you get on the right medicine... You'll start feeling better...
I think I am being picked on by life, sometimes. But's that okay. Life and I are good buddies... I know life doesn't mean no harm. It just is the way it is. I can accept that.

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   Posted 3/28/2010 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi MichaelJ and welcome to Healingwell. I have to agree with Celey, I have had two resections myself and it can take up to a year to fully recover from surgery. You have to find the right diet for you, and the right med, and sometimes these can take sometime. I follow a low residue diet myself and it works well for me. I have also become lactose intolerant since my surgeries too. I found out that I needed monthly B12 shots too. You should be sure to check with your doc about that one. Another thing I have found that helps is to add in additional Vitamin D3. You might want to have your levels for Vitamin D checked, as many with Crohns are low. Also, do you take Probiotics? This is another thing with Crohnies, we tend to have more bad bacteria than good in our intestinal tracts, so taking a good probiotic is a must too. I take Primadolphilus Fortify by Natures Way. But others use Align, Culterelle or VSL#3. Just a few thoughts that might help. Hugs and ask any questions you might have, one of our wonderful members probably has the answer. 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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