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Date Joined May 2010
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   Posted 5/24/2010 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I'm Claudine, from Sydney Australia. I am a single Mum of 3 girls. Was diagnosed with CD after being sick for over 20yrs. Had the usual issues with Dr's telling me that I was lactose intolerant/gluten intolerant/had a virus etc etc until I went to a new GP who took my symptoms seriously. I also suffer from spondyloarthritis in my pelvis, psoriasis and god knows what else! Am currenty on a clinical trial for the new drug Vendolizumab. Looking forward to getting to know you all.
Diagnosed with Crohn's April 2009 after suffering for over 20 years.
Current meds: 6mp, Salofalk granules, somac, Vendolizumab clinical trial.

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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 5/24/2010 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I know you have come to a fantastic forum
the ppl here really do care n offer great support n input
i do really hope you give us a chance to get to know you n you us
keep posting n stay with us

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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 681
   Posted 5/24/2010 11:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to another of our southern hemisphere friends. You'll find Australia is well represented here so you'll also get help from locals with crohn's. Many of us have also gone the long route you did on basically guesswork by Dr.s until someone finally got it right. I was diagnosed at age 46 after having all sorts of problems since I was 15. look forward to interacting with you in the near future.
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 44
   Posted 5/25/2010 2:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome, ive been on and off here for years now it helps alot at times.
And its nice to see another australian on here, im from victoria.
I cant believe it took them that long to find out u had crohns wow, i thought it was bad i waited a year when i was a kid, its not looking so bad now lol.
Hope all is well and hopefully ill talk to you here soon :D

26yr old female
17 years with crohns
illeostomy for 4 years so far
on imuran
and a bunch of other annoying stuff :D

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 5/25/2010 3:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, and welcome to a fab forum you will get alot of support here as well as learn alot from others hope to see you posting lots Bev x smilewinkgrin
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
Meds: Iron syrup,Loperimide,Folic acid & Citalopram 30mg (for Anxiety.)

" I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday."

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 5/25/2010 6:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to add my welcome to the others. We look forward to hearing more from you. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
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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