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   Posted 6/23/2010 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Is there anyone on this forum who had never taken antibiotics prior to developing Crohns disease? It would be interesting to know.
25 year old 
college student trying to get a degree in philosophy
Diagnosed Jan. 2008 with Crohns disease.  Been on solumedrol, flagyl, Pentasa, Rowasa, Prednisone, Humira.
Currently on Pentasa and Humira.  Started Humira 4-8-10.

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 6/23/2010 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I think my first round of antibiotics was when I was 13 or 14. I didn't have them again until around 19, and I already had a lot of symptoms for crohn's at that point. I feel very lucky that I didn't take them more often, or my gut would have probably been worse. Antibiotics really mess up your gut flora, so I can see how they could be the gateway to bowel problems.

I have a cousin who took some sort of antibiotics for acne when he was a teen. He's had all sorts of gut problems since then, but no diagnosis other then IBS.
35 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods

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