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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 10/26/2007 10:12 AM (GMT -7)   
The more I read this forum the worse I feel.I feel like I wan't to go to the hospital.It doesn't seem like theres any hope.Lots of suffering.Does anybody ever get relief or does meds work.

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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 155
   Posted 10/26/2007 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome! You shoudln't feel worse. I don't know how bad your pain is but from what I read on your other post it seems you are doing ok. Are you in terrible pain? I have gotten great relief from my meds. You have to remember that a lot of the people on here have been through a lot and this is where we come to vent, there are thousands and thousands of people out there who have this disease and who feel great and have very long remissions. The key here is to do everything possible to keep your disease as quiet as possible. You are lucky that you only have a mild case and it was caught early so that you can start treating it before it gets worse. You have to start staying on top of what you eat. It is by no means a death sentence. We crohnies just have to work a little harder and watch ourselves in order to not get a flare. I have never felt as good as I have since being diagnosed and starting meds. I have probably had this disease for the last 10-15 years and was not dx until June of this year. It is a disease that takes A LOT of patience. You have definately come to the right place for support! Hope you feel better soon!
Diagnosed with CD June 15, 2007
Currently 2 Fissures and 1 Fistula...YAY! Seton Drain currently in.
8 Pentasa/day
Had to stop Flagyl because of numbness in my toes!

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1665
   Posted 10/26/2007 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I have met folks who are on meds and after a rough year have been fine for many many years. most who hang around here tend to be dealing with current issues, so don't be scared.
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. In December had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now just taking Glycolax, metamucil, and began Humira 9/07.

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Date Joined Jan 2003
Total Posts : 1152
   Posted 10/26/2007 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been disease free and in remission for almost 7 years. I take no meds and feel great. Every person and every case is different. Listen to your body, and try to breath. A healthy life is very possible!

Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2004
Total Posts : 162
   Posted 10/26/2007 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't worry too much. I got Crohn's when i was 18 heading off to college. I was freaked out of my mind at the time but I was able to do everything a normal college girl does. I have had a few rough patches here an there but all in all it hasn't been too bad. I got married a few years out of college and have been able to work. Just keep a positive outlook. This isn't the end of the world and you can do whatever you want for the most part. We are here for you to answer your questions and give support.

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Date Joined Jan 2003
Total Posts : 6130
   Posted 10/26/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
hey newcomer, welcome. just remember that there are thousands of crohn's sufferers out there that are doing fine. these types of forums tend to attract the ones that are very sick or having problems at the time they visit the site. so it seems like there is no hope,no help, etc... however, many new treatments are on the way and just being diagnosed you may benifit from these . people like me that are 20+ years into this and have had many surgeries etc. its kinda too late. so keep your chin up, look to the future with anticipation of good things . dont dwell on the illness or it may become a self fullfilling prophecy!

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