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   Posted 5/10/2010 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, like the subject says, I am new to this forum. I'm 26 years old, and I was diagnosed November of 2006. I had suffered from symptoms since i was about 15 years old and was always given the run around and even told I was faking. I have one uncle on my fathers side that has crohns and all of the immediate family on my mothers side has it. I have had one resection surgery in March of 2007. I have a great Surgeon but I'm indifferent about my GI. My crohns has never really fully gone into remission and I am starting to have lots of problems again. From November '06 - March '07 I spent about thirteen weeks in the hospital trying to get everything under control. I had a PICC line and was put on TPN for 5 weeks to heal tears in my stomach in intestines. I am also currently on 1000 mg 3XD of Pentasa. It was worked wonderfully for the first 3 1/2 years and it now is just making my symptoms tollerable. I'm constantly nauseated and am always getting horrible colds and the flu from my horrible immune system. They tried Asacol, & that 6MP stuff and they did nothing at all. They try to keep me off of Prednisone because every time i go on it i become dependent on it and lands me in the hospital. I am severly anemic and need to take iron supplements. I have lots of joint pain and horrible anxiety. I have also had stents put in my ureters to prevent my intestines from crushing them and almost had kidney failure from it going undiagnosed for so long. I'll try to help out as much as possible and I'll probably be posting a couple questions of my own along the way. Thanks!

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   Posted 5/10/2010 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
30yo/male/western NY
Dx with Crohns in 2001- Asacol and diet beat it into remission in 2004.
Nov. 2009- Crohns is back!
Medical Issues- ADHD, anxiety, depression, kidney stones
Meds- Vyvanse, Lexapro, Xanax, Darvocet

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   Posted 5/10/2010 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
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   Posted 5/10/2010 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum and I'm sure that you will find alot of great information here and meet some great people.

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   Posted 5/10/2010 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome.  The only good thing I find about welcoming new people here is the fact of meeting new people.  rolleyes The reason sucks. wink
Diagnosed (FINALLY) UC Sept 09/Diagnosis amended 5-3-10 to Crohn's
Taking Pentasa 500mg/8x/day
Entocort 3X/day
Bentyl as needed
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   Posted 5/10/2010 9:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to say hi and welcome!

Well, I see from your post you have certainly been thru the wringer, and in doing so I am sure you can offer heaps of advice and reassurance to others too. Youre one tough cookie! Nice of you to be here, I am sure along the way advice and reassurance will be bounced back your way when you need. Even if its just a chat. Welcome again.

37y/o female from Australia
Dx: crohns april 2010
Meds: Currently : prednisone, calcium, vit d, nexium, probiotics, fish oil

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   Posted 5/10/2010 10:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome - wow I just posted about feeling blue today and here you are having been so much more than me!! there are lots of great people on this forum always willing to help out.


46YRS femalie from Australia
DX:crohns early april 2010
Meds: currently predisone 25mg (tapering) starting Imuran tomorrow, somac 40mg, coversyl 10mg

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   Posted 5/11/2010 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to add my welcome to the others.  We look forward to hearing more from you.
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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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   Posted 5/11/2010 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome. Pull up a chair, ohhh, see you have one. Wellllll sit back and relax a while, let your hair down, take your shoes off. Take a load off. No ooops not what I meant .
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   Posted 5/11/2010 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   

well thank you everyone for the nice welcome! :)

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