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   Posted 4/22/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I joined about 5 hours ago, and just now saw Nanners post, about introducing ourselves.
So.. here goes :)
I was diagnosed with Crohn's about 6 years ago (and also had a colon resection). I suspect I've had it for about 8 or 9.
My mother also had Crohn's.
I'm currently not on any medications ( no insurance at the moment mad ) so I'm controlling my Crohn's with diet and exercise.
I'm looking forward to reading more posts and learning all that I can from everyone else!

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   Posted 4/22/2010 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   

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   Posted 4/22/2010 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi and first off welcome, I think you'll find some great advice and stories here. I know I have, like others would say, sorry you have to be here but it's good to have ya!

Buut I'm very curious as to just how controlled your crohn's is? I myself am also trying to do no meds and only doing natural supplements and diet. How long have you been doing that route? What spcifically have you been doing? What are the details of how your symptoms are? And any other information that goes along...., sorry to kind of stray off of your welcome post and jump into a different convo but I am very curious. :)

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   Posted 4/23/2010 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the welcome :)

I've been without meds for about 3 years.
When I was first diagnosed I was on Pentasa, then Entocort. Neither seemed to work for me.

I think I'm doing "okay". I have good days and bad. I'm sure it could be a lot better though.
I just watch what I eat, TRY to avoid things that will cause a flare up. It's definitely hard, especially because I like to eat! lol

My symptoms vary. Sometimes I'll have no symptoms, just tired and worn out all the time. Other times I have diarrhea, then other times I'll be very constipated, and yet other times I will have awful abdominal pains and vomitting :( It's no fun. But it's something I've learned to accept.

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   Posted 4/23/2010 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the best forum imho
there is always someone who can relate to what you are going thru
the ppl here are supportive caring n hv empathy as well
they hv many answers for you if you need them
please DO STAY with us n become part of this great community

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   Posted 4/23/2010 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I would like to add my welcome to you too! Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself. It always makes me sad to hear of someone with this darn disease and not have insurance. I am a firm believer in maintainence meds. I learned a very hard lesson about what happens when this disease is not treated. Although I understand that with no insurance you are in a bind and the meds are expensive. I had insurance but was young and thought I was invincible. Well my Crohns reminded me what no meds does to your body and I wound up with an emergency resection. I hope things turn around for you soon, and you are able to get insurance and get your Crohns treated. Good luck and 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!
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