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   Posted 8/12/2010 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
i was diagnosed during a pretty stressful time during my life. did your first symptoms come on during a stressful period or are there people out there that felt perfectly happy and stress free yet still starting to have Crohn's symptoms for the first time.
Crohn's diagnosed 6/08
Organic SCD since 4/09
Remicade from 6/09 to 4/10
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   Posted 8/12/2010 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep, my first flare came right after the death of my Mom. Didn't realize it was CD back then, but now we know. I guess if I'm honest there were probably other little flares here and there in my life, but nothing like that first big one.
46 years old. Diagnosed with Crohn's August 3, 2010
Started predinose on 8/4/10 for 4 weeks (40 mg 1st week, 30 mg 2nd week, 20 mg 3rd week and 10 mg final week)
Asacol 1200 mg 3 times a day

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   Posted 8/12/2010 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
First flare came on during the best time of my life which ended up turning into the worst time of my life. Life was great at the time of my 1st flare. Had a great job, traveling, just enjoying life couldn't have been happier and then was hit and my life changed forever. Now it sucks!
50mg 6MP
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Zofran ODT As Needed
100MCG/ML INJ, 1ML Cyanocobalamin B12 Every 3 Weeks

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   Posted 8/12/2010 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I had symptoms for a long time.... such as mild pain on my right side. But my first major flare came 2 weeks after I was promoted to a new position at work during our busy season.
Im not 100% sure it was the stress of the new job, but wouldn't be surprised.
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Diagnosed with Crohn's in April 2010.
Currently on 3 grams of Pentasa 2x a day, trying to find diet and stress relief that works for me.

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   Posted 8/12/2010 11:16 PM (GMT -7)   
It is not uncommon to be first diagnosed during stressful time since stress is a proven trigger for Crohn's disease.

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   Posted 8/13/2010 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed when my first born was just about 1, although I had had trouble for over a decade. I was a very happy stay at home mom. My mom was also diagnosed when I was 1 (I'm was her only biologic child), she was a happy stay at home mom, who had my grandmother living with us to help her so she wasn't over stressed like most new moms. Just like me, she had had trouble from her early teen years.

In our family, stress is not our friend, but hormones are definitely more the 'trigger' for diagnosis.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 8/13/2010 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Symptoms started during the most stressful time in my life.  Diagnosis took 8 years, but stress definitely seems to be what triggered it. 

Crohn's Disease with Arthritis, Non-Erosive Reflux Disease, Gastritis, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Endometriosis, Depression/Anxiety 

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   Posted 8/13/2010 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep stress did it for me too. I had just graduated high school and just starting my nursing career and then BOOM Crohns hit.
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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 8/13/2010 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
My symptoms started shortly after I started puberty. Imagine all those hormones racing thru your pre-teen body...uggh!
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 13. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. 2 fistula's, perianal and perivaginal.

Humira, probiotic, a multivitamin, Glucosamine, D3, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and fish oil. I also take Tramadol 50 mg and Klonopin (for anxiety) as needed.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!
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