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   Posted 10/10/2007 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
First off hello to everyone. I have been diagnosed with crohn's 15 years so far
Im a 45 year old male have had many ups and downs in the past years with this disease mostly downs LOL. I have had one bowl resection so far almost had to get another one but Remicade saved me from getting another. I hope it lasts, been on Rem. for about 3 years now. These are the meds i'm on at the moment.
2.B-12 injection
I also have a wife and 2 kids that have to deal with this as well, but been a great help to me dealing with this disease. I wish i could be more active with them in doing things.
I just want to say, stay well.. to anyone that has this awful disease Crohns and good luck.

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   Posted 10/10/2007 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi ya Eric.  I too have c/d.  have had it for about 15 yrs.  i too am on Remicade and b/12 pills and protonix.  I take imodium at night.  i found that during the day i use the b/r about 3-5 times. then during the night it picks up. in a 5-8 hours that i sleep i use the b/r about 3-5 times also.  i am assuming that beings i am relaxed so are the bowels.   i have been haveing some accidents. Gotta hate this disease. yeah    One thing i have to stop doing is drinking so much water during the evening.  Heck i am even considering not eating anything after 5pm.   any words of wisdowm would be great. 


Large intestine removed in 02

Remicade in 06

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   Posted 10/10/2007 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
One word of advise i would use B12 in shots instead of pills. Because B12 is absorb through the intestines and if you are having a flare up your body my not be getting it in pill form. Injection form would be better.

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   Posted 10/10/2007 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Erik, glad to have you aboard! We are all here to support each other so if you need anything please ask away! Take care!
Marci C.
38 years old, dx with Crohn's disease March 2007, currently on Humira, Entocort and hydrocodone (for pain), and Effexor

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   Posted 10/10/2007 7:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Eric,We are so glade you found us.I to take b-12 shots and they do help.I hope that you continue to post here as you have seen we have some really wounderful people on this forum.

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   Posted 10/10/2007 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone for the welcome. I sometimes feel alone with this Disease, reading some of your posts makes me realize I'm not alone. I had a good friend die of this disease a year ago she was was only 43 years old. It really upset me because i have the same disease. If i can help anyone here from some of my experiences i will post it here for sure. Thanks again and stay well everyone. :)

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   Posted 10/10/2007 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Erik, I used to feel alone too, until I found healingwell. Now I find myself among many caring friends. Keep posting, there will
always be a kind word, or advice from someone.

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts

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   Posted 10/11/2007 3:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Erik, Welcome to Healing Well. You are here with very caring people.
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 10/11/2007 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Erik,it's good to meet you.Take care.
Official Crohns DX-march 2004.Pentasa 4000mg,B12,Probiotics
         1 resection
Cardiomyopathy DX-may 2004.Coreg,Altace,Digitek,Lasix,Potassium,very low-sodium diet

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   Posted 10/11/2007 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   

hello erik, and welcome :)


Crohn's Disease Diagnosed 12/24/03 (Thats Right, Merry Christmas to me!)
Probable MS
Im 26 years old, and am currently only taking remicade, protonix and evil prednisone for my CD. am on quite the cocktail for my BP however: Geodon, Lamictal, Celexa, Buspar and Klonopin.
Im also on lipitor for high cholesterol caused by a prior BD med. and i take some meds prn for my allergies, asthma, and migrianes.
"We are all worms but I do believe i am a Gloworm"
^always makes me smile^

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   Posted 10/11/2007 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
ooops, Forgot to say hello last night!
Well, hello, Welcome to HealingWell!


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   Posted 10/11/2007 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Erik Welcome and we are glad you joined us. So glad you are getting support from your wife and kids. I was wondering if the B12 shots are painful. I had them years ago and found them to reallly make the injection site very sore?

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   Posted 10/11/2007 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks again all for the welcome.
about the B12 shots (gahrons) only for a few hours on me, my arm where i got the shot gets sore. It feels like someone punched me in the arm a few times lol.. thats all and it doesn't last long. I always get them to give it to me in the arm that i don't use much. B12 is very important to get because it gives you energy and beleave me we need all the energy we can get. Hope this helps..

Post Edited (Erik45) : 10/11/2007 3:58:14 PM (GMT-6)

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