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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 76
   Posted 4/7/2010 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have just discovered this site and hope to get support.  I was diagnosed with Crohns about a year ago having thought I had IBD for years.  Have had colonoscopy, gastroscopy, CT scan, 2 bariums, 1 hospitalisation for bowel obstruction and am waiting for MRI. currently taking Pentasa, Prednesolone,and methotrexate but still having sudden dashes to the loo.  Feeling tired and very fed up with trying to watch what I eat with little effect (or lots of effect as the case maybe !)   So far I have had no bleeding or abcesses so I know I am very lucky but this disease really does get you down.  Hope to make new friends here.rolleyes

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 4/7/2010 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Missnuts and welcome to Healingwell. You will find alot of support and understanding from others here suffering just like you are. As for diet it is pretty individual for most of us, but I personally follow a low residue diet and it works well for me. This is the diet a dietician recommended to me when I was flaring, and I have found that it works best for me now too while I am in remission. Good luck!
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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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 161
   Posted 4/7/2010 10:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome. I was diagnosed a little over a year ago and have learned a lot from reading here.
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