Well, I am lucky? enough to have perianal crohn's , and it totally sucks. For me, it is not "easy to treat". Perianal crohn's also greatly increase chances of fistulas, of which I have 3 open to the skin and constantly oozing. I can barely sit. I have setons placed and tried both Remicade and HUmira to close them. Remi did nothing, Humira gave me psoriasis and did nothing for the fistulas.
I even resorted to a colostomy bc my colo=rectal surgeon said it may help the humira work and give my bowel a rest. Not! Now I have a retracted stoma and a pouch along with all the other joys of rectal disease.
Today, I had 6 abcsesses drained. I was a wreck b y the end. I have to go back tomorrow to have them re=packed. I am so tired of this crap.
My gastro and my surgeon both say I've got the worse case they've ever seen. (yay, me)
Of course, Crohn's anywhere SUCKS!! Personally I find the perianal crohn's so insidious I would much rather be always on the throne than have to deal with the fistulae-which don;t get me wrong has been a big part of my life at times too.
On the other side of the coin, people with crohn's in the small intestine have to deal with nutritional deficiences and malabsorption- and if severe enough can literally starve. Plump ol me gets comments from co-workers like " Your crohn's can't be severe bc if it was you wouldn't be fat." Gee, thanks, ignoramus!
30 years old, dx with Crohn's in 1998. Currently on Imuran 100mg/day, Flagyl 1000mg/day
and Cipralex 10mg/day for anxiety. Just got off Cipro which was my drug for last 4 years.
Perianal fistula, and 2 more suspected. Crohn's only at end of colon, cecum. Remi and asacol did NADA.