Longtime lurker here, pre-2003 forum reboot. That was way back before reboots were cool in Hollywood. I'm active here in spurts, but been gone a while. Glad to see so many usernames that I recognize checking in and saying hi!
I was diaganosed in the late 1990's and had the joy of a barium enema, too. That was before I was officially diagnosed, and the doctors were trying to figure anything out. Thankfully, no one suggests that test to me any more.
Back before the heavy hitting drugs, it was basically prednisone, then 6-18 months of remission. I was allergic to sulfa drugs and asacol seemed to only "sort of" help. But yes, I remember when pentasa, imuran/purinenthol, etc were new drugs.
Wishing you all good healthy and happy healing!
Diagnosed in Feb 1989 at age 14Just diagnosed, worried about future?Tips on recovery from 1st surgery
1 Resection: 4" at terminal ileum + 24" of jejunum - June 2011
Current med: Humira (since Mar 2011)
Also take: monthly B12 injection, Calcium, Multivitamin