Welcome to the forum! I just started reading this forum about
a month ago and I've learned more from this forum than from any gastro. It's great to be able to complain to people who understand and to get advice from the 'experts' - the people who have this disease. The doctors, unless they also have Crohns, just don't get it. Also, spouses, significant others, friends and co-workers usually don't get it either, as hard as they may try. I'm so thankful for this forum.
Please keep coming back and participating. Everyone's experiences are so helpful to the group.
DX: mild to moderate Crohn's for 34 years
Additional benefits: chronic anemia, B12 deficient, peripheral neuropathy, facial mylagsia, joint pain, underactive thyriod
Current meds: Colozal, Nexium, Entocort, Flagyl, steriod cream, monthly B12 injections, Neurontin, Synthroid, Effexor ER, pain meds as needed