I have lurked on the forum reading others questions for awhile now, but now I have officially joined.
I was diagnosed when I was 20 yrs old and have now been living with it for over half my life (I am now 43). I would say that my Crohn's has always been mild to moderate. I have been hospitalized off and on over the past 23 years, but not for quite some time now. I must be getting smarter in my old age and recognize the signs better.
I have been on a number of medications in the past, but I am currently just on Humira. I have been on this for about 10 months now, but I do not think it is working very well. My bowels have been very noisy over the past month or so. Also, I just started having some pain the past 2 days. I have an appointment with my dr. tomorrow, so I am sure that will mean a colonscopy to see what is going on.
The next alternative that my dr. has talked about is Remicade. Hopefully, we can figure something out other than that. I am not sure how well my insurance will cover that, but hopefully it will be as good it does for Humira.
Anyway, just wanted to say hello to everyone on the board.