Dear All ~
I'm 55 yr old white female and recently diagnosed this summer with crohn's. I'm hoping for some help here. I seem to be having a difficult time with symptoms and dealing with a cronic illness? I just had a 2nd colonoscopy w/my 2nd opinion GI doc. He confirmed crohn's but a 3 out of a scale of 10. I'm currently taking Pentasa (2 pills 3 xdaily) and Entocort (3 pills am). I've had the dreaded diarrehea for the last 3 weeks as well as pain next to my belly button. I have no appetite and feed myself by the clock. Since Aug I've been hospitalized 3 times. Had high white count so given Cipro and Flagyl via IV. Sent home taking drugs orally and 7 days later returned to hospital as I could not function. Once home and one week back to work, diagnosed w/c-diff. Following week, UTI. Put on Vancomycin and Bactrim. Most recently I'm urnating blood? Testing for UTI again?
How do I stop running to the ER and when will I get my appetite back? It's been hell?