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   Posted 10/4/2007 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Had a SBFT these past two weeks and both came back with my CD being asymptomatic. New GI believes in B12 shot every month and has taught me to give them to myself (I prefer to do this, doesn't hurt at all). He has cut back on the meds, no longer taking 6mp or pentasa because I am on Remicade. As he said "I don't want to see any weird cancers and since I am on the the big gun anyway, doesn't feel it is necessary to keep these meds going unless I go into a flare. I have now  been off these meds for 2 months and the test still came back asymptomatic.
He did find that my blood sugar is elevated along with my cholesterol. Moving to Diet Dr. Pepper was not a pleasent experience. Real Dr. Pepper is the nectar of the Gods. But by doing so, my blood sugar dropped to 102 and tryglicerites dropped from 262 to 90. Lost 21 pounds in the process and so my fat gut doesn't get in the way when I do my "poser" riding on the bike. Well love ya'all and hope you find relief from this DD too.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.


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Dx'd with Crohn's at age 12. Symptoms since age 5.

Learning to live with this Disease rather than be its victim after 42 years.

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   Posted 10/4/2007 9:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations, sounds like things are under control for you!!!!
Good luck, and I hope it stays this way!!


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   Posted 10/4/2007 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear it, but please be areful with "diet" anything, often they contain sugar alcohols which can be killer for IBD (IBS too), so if you start to notice things going down hill, please give up all sodas all together, cutting back (or even cutting out) refined sugar honestly has nothing but benefits.


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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 10/4/2007 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Cheer dad,
Hope you are feeling , and looking better. Nothing like a slim belly to give us confidence and pride. Kudos to you. (coming from someone who's gut still gets in the way).
I wanted to tell you most of all , how much I like and appreciate your signature. It's inspiring ....and true.
Thanks for the reminder.
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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   Posted 10/5/2007 3:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi CheerDad, Congrats, I am glad your feeling welling. I have not any soda in over 3 years.
I drink diet arizona ice tea and ice water.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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   Posted 10/5/2007 3:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Glad to hear things are looking up for and hope they continue. Hope you get the blood in better condition. lol gail

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   Posted 10/5/2007 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Woohoo!!! That's is good news. Thanks for sharing Randy!
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 10/5/2007 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a Dr. Pepper junkie myself, the diet just isn't the same! Anyway, glad to hear you are doing so well!!
"Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing - peace is the measure. ~George Melton~"

Current Meds include:Colazal, Prednisone, Nexium and Remicade

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   Posted 10/5/2007 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
hey randy, glad to hear somethings going good for ya! check in more often huh?

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