thanks for the input njmom! The only reason i pin point my issues to the entocort, is because before taking that med, I had never had any kinds of issues, even with having the two bleed outs from the ulcers. I do have a lot of scar tissue in my duodenum, that was relevant at my last endoscopy!
I am sure that I have always been mildly anemic, but when i kept feeling horrible and getting headaches I knew something else was wrong. I never fully recovered from my bleed out in 2005. My body could not catch up to where it needed to be. I do think I have a big problem with absorption. I never have a HGB that is normal, I am always consistantly low. But to be above a 9 is good for me, since my last iron iv treatments, which was a year ago, I have managed to maintain an 11, which is still low, but I'll take it!
Another thing, I have to consider, for 10yrs since my surgery(and diagnosis) I was not on any medication for my Crohns, NONE! I think my body was in some shock, to the different medications they were trying to get some control over my disease!
30 yr female
1995-Crohns disease (removal of the terminal illeum and Cecum-followed by resection)
on and off flare ups/inflammation
1998-Duodenal ulcers(bleed out 1998/2005-blood transfusion)
2006-Anemia ( 2 Iron IV treatments)
meds-30mg prevacid, vitamin b12 and vitamin e