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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 6/19/2010 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning all,

I was searching the internet for information on weight gain associated with taking the Rx Lialda and came across this board. I am 22 years old and was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease about 2 months after I turned 20. I was also diagnosed with a Hiated Hernia in April. Looking forward to getting support from everyone on this board as well as giving my support back.


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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 6/19/2010 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Brittany and welcome to the best Crohns forum out there. I am maintained solely on the sister med to Lialda called Asacol. Had no issues with weight gain from it. I too have a Hiatel Hernia, but generally they don't do anything about them. Looking forward to hear more from you.

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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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 6/19/2010 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Brittany! you will find this board very supportive and full of great info. I take Lialda and have not experienced weight gain myself but I think everyone can react differently. I have lost weight steadily since october and am now able to keep it at a stable weight.
Dx with crohns February 25, 2010. But suspect I had it since 2002 with very mild symptoms.
4 lialda a day.
3 entocort daily for the next few months
hyosamine for daytime
Bentyl for evening

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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 1118
   Posted 6/19/2010 2:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Brittany!
well, you have come to the right place this a fantastic forum you will get all the support you need everyone is so friendly It has been a god send for me Bev x
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
Still battling with Doc's to get me on maintenance Meds only taking
Lomotil, 20mg citalopram,VSL#3 at the moment.

“I may not be where I need to be but,
I thank God I’m not where I use to be “

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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 266
   Posted 6/19/2010 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Brittany: I too am on Lialda as well as Endocort and have also gained 10 lbs . . .not sure its the Lialda, more likely the Endocort and have just been starving. Soo way need to get a new hobby other than eating.

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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 86
   Posted 6/22/2010 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
welcome to this forum its brill good information would be lost only for it
im a 40 yr old woman who has CD since 1993..
current medication is pentassa and purinethol.

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 330
   Posted 6/22/2010 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Brittany - Just saying welcome. You'll find lots of information and support here.
Official dx September 2007.
currently flaring (June 2010) with colitis
Medications: Pentasa, Omeprazole, Prednisone, 6MP
History of hypothyroid (dx 2004, take Levoxyl), and gall bladder surgery (1997).
47 years old; single mom to three wonderful kids, ages 12 to 18.

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