Hi everyone, I have been reading this site for quite some time, and thought it was about time I registered!
I was diagnosed with Crohns in 2003, and have just been in to the hospital a couple of weeks ago for a colonoscopy and endoscopy following my most recent flare. I have been on and off pentasa, azathioprine and pred for a long time, but never manage to get things under control for any length of time. I went in to see my specialist today to get the results.
He said that I have severe Crohns, and I also have it in my esophagus, which explains the crazy acid reflux and feeling of things getting stuck in my throat when eating. Its good to know whats going on finally. Apparently less than 1% of people that have Crohns, have it in their esophagus, so I was wondering if anyone else on here has this?
Was good to have a look at the photos from my colonoscopy and endoscopy to see the extent of the ulceration, doesn't look pretty thats for sure. I'm on prednisone at the moment, currently tapering down from 40mg, and they are putting me back on Azathioprine again. I discussed the use of biologics (Humira/remicade), but have to try a higher dose of Aza first to see if it will help.
Anyway, just a short post to say Hi and touch base with you all :)