Posted 6/12/2015 7:35 AM (GMT -7)
I'm wondering about others' experience in getting Crohn's diagnosed. For the past 4 months my husband has been having abdominal pain, enormous bloating, and joint pain when he eats. He alternates between constipation and severe diarrhea. Dietary modifications have helped a bit--he's gone off of dairy, gluten, artificial sweeteners, raw vegetables, etc.--he's basically living on rice noodles and avocados. But he's still having such severe symptoms that he can't work or participate in most daily activities.
He's had a colonoscopy and lots of blood and stool tests, and everything keeps coming back normal. The only time symptoms improved was when he was on a course of steroids (for a bad sinus infection). This sounds more like Crohns than anything else, but the GI tells us that he's ruled that out, and has no further ideas.