does anyone have these symtoms

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   Posted 8/20/2007 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, so I have very recently been diagnosed with Crohn's.  At first I was relieved to know that I wasn't crazy.  I was so sick of constantly complaining about my "stomach ache."  Yeah right! 
However, my question is does anyone just feel generally uncomfortable in their skin.  It seems that my skin is always itchy and irritated.  Plus, I have some sort of weird rash on my lower back.  Maybe it's just me, but if anyone has these symptoms and knows a way to stop/contain them, please do tell!! 

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   Posted 8/20/2007 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry about your diagnosis. This is a great place to come. I experienced this a while back and it went away. I don't know what caused my case of crawling skin - yeast maybe? Have you asked your doctor? I know itches and rashes can sometimes very strongly indicate a specific problem so I'd definitely run it by your doctor. Good luck!
36 year old mother of a fabulous toddler.
Diagnosed with Crohn's July 2007. I believe it's in the right side of my colon.
Currently taking Entocort 6 mg/day (tapering down), Asacol, Protonix 40mg/day.

On Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) since late July and seeing improvement in "output" quality and hopefully therefore absorption. Taking SCD legal supplements: B vitamins, Folonic Acid 800mg, EnZym Complete DPP IV Aid by Kirkman, and Saccaromyces Boulardii (a probiotic yeast).

Gastritis is back - constant, gnawing hunger. Yech.

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   Posted 8/20/2007 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
There are some skin conditions related to Crohns. You probably should give your doc a call.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 8/20/2007 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
HApPy*** said...
 .... At first I was relieved to know that I wasn't crazy.  ..... 
Welcome, you sound just like me. When I was first diagnosed I was not sure if I was happy or sad cause for 10 years I have been telling Dr's I am sick and no one believed me!
Hopefully someone can come by and give advice about the rash. Some of my meds give me sun sensitivity though. Could that be it?


Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & ENTOCORT

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Cyclobenzaprine (generic of Flexeril)

Also taking Multivitamins, B Vitamis, Biotin, and Extra Folic Acid. (might add more when I do more research)

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   Posted 8/20/2007 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
What is the rash like? I have a rash as well, vasculitis, and it's flat, beneath the surface. Big red splotches, swelling of area like ankles, feet, legs, hands, that sort of thing. Painful. May not be the same thing, could be, who knows?
I have Crohn's Disease, panic disorder, paranoid personality disorder, and major depression. Fun.

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   Posted 8/22/2007 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Just a thought - when I first got diagnosed I was on pentasa and was very itchy. Turned out I was allergic to it. Now I take colazol and no itchies.
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