Hi there I have just discovered this site, I have been diagnosed with Crohns las week after 8 day stay in hospital. I am 45 and have 7 sons(only 3 still at home now. 15, 12 and 9). I am on pred 30mg after being on it IV on the ward. I am also on Pantasa 6 x 500 mg daily. I am terrified of all the side effects especially weight gain!!. I have still got to have more tests done at the hospital but the diagnosis was made by CT scan, after 18 months of stomach trouble. Has anyone had any sucess in claiming DLA ?? I have been advised to. Any help or advice I would love to hear from anyone.