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03-02-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
stardreamer22
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So, as if Crohn's wasn't fun enough and all of the crap I've been dealing with that lately, I have a brand new illness that I've had the privilege of getting to enjoy.

Last Friday night I noticed a pain (kinda felt like a bruise) on my stomach near my belly button. I thought it was so strange and was worried that it was some new Crohn's symptom location. Then I got a small sore near that place. When I woke up on Sunday morning I had a huge patch (well silver dollar size) of rash on my back. And on top of that it felt like I got kicked in my ribs (but again no bruise) That was it...time to go into Urgent Care - Which I did Monday night. The doctor took one look at me and knew instantly.

Any Guesses???

I have Shingles!!!

Crazy! Thankfully the doctor started me on meds pretty quickly and although I had a miserable week, it seems that it has shorted the length of it! Thankfully! NO FUN!

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Crohn's Disease. Diagnosed January 2003. Symptoms for many years prior.

Taking Now/Recently:
Remicade (6 months)
6MP (1 week)
Humira (2 1/2 years) - Stopped to start Remicade
Entocort (off and on as needed...currently ON but tapering)
Vitamins/Suppliments: Prenatal, Vit C, Calcium, Fish Oil, B12, Probiotics

In the past I've taken:
Prednisone
Pentasa
03-03-2012, 02:08 AM   #2
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OUCH, OUCH, OUCH!!!

I hope the meds kick in ASAP hun, not a nice thing to have at all...

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03-03-2012, 11:33 PM   #3
stardreamer22
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No, not at all! But the meds must have made quite a difference. I'm on the mend.
04-26-2012, 10:53 AM   #4
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ugg. I had shingles in December. were you able to get the vaccine? My doctors are unclear because i'm on humira.
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Extraintestinal: scleritis May '08, GERD Aug '09, ankylosing spondylitis Feb '10
Current Meds: Humira, Asacol, Dexilant, domperidone, Tramadol and a whole lot of vitamins
No more sulfasalazine, Methotrexate, Xibrom, Pred Forte and Iron
04-26-2012, 07:09 PM   #5
Entchen
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Nooooo! Poor poor you! Take good care and feel better soon.
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Dx: Moderate Crohn's in 3 locations
Doctor's orders: 200 mg Imuran
Have used: 4500 mg Pentasa, 4500 mg Salofalk, Flagyl, Cipro, 50 mg Prednisone, 9 mg Entocort.
Turned my Crohn's life around: ginger for nausea.
Claim to fame: "loopy and floppy" colon
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