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02-26-2018, 11:42 PM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia
Diagnosed with Crohns

Hi, in January 2016 I was in hospital visiting my mother-in-law (in another state) and ended up in hospital myself with an infection, diarrhea and vomiting, I was put in a quarantine ward for about a week. They thought I might be contagious. Whilst there they emptied my stomach, I had several scans blood tests and colonoscopy. Since they could not determine what I had I let myself out of hospital to attend the funeral and flew back home.
Once home I saw my GP and again had heaps of tests and another colonoscopy. In December 2016 I was back in hospital with the same symptoms as before and had the same tests with similar results. After that I saw a gastroenteritis, I had more blood tests had another colonoscopy, more scans and an MRI (that’s when they found I had Crohn's Disease with a stricture on my small intestine).
The specialist trialled me on a couple of drugs (Imuran and another one that was similar) I had a reaction to both.
He told me about Humira Injections and after a lot of mucking around and 6 months later I started the injections (twice a month). Since the injections I have not looked back. My system finally seems to be working normally with the occasional (very occasional) bout of diarrhoea and that was probably due to something I ate/drank. However, I have now a pimply rash (looks like a heat rash but not) in-between and on my breasts – I noticed a couple on my neck and stomach as well. I have spoken to my doctor – he said it was from years of being in the sun and now that I am older they are coming out. (I think it could be triggered by Crohn’s disease or the Humira injection).
I went to the pharmacist and he suggested taking antihistamine. I have not started that yet, I will see how I go. Has anyone else had this problem, if so I would love to hear from you.
02-27-2018, 08:56 AM   #2
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Hi. I am glad the Humira has worked for you. I wish you all the best.
Diagnosed in 1990. On Humira, Imuran, Gabapentin, Colestipol, Synthroid, Lialda. Resection in April of 2010. Allergic to Remicade, Penicillin, Flagyl, Doxycycline. Thyroid issues and psoriasis and neuropathy and mild cerebral palsy. Mild arthritis in my lower back.
02-27-2018, 09:14 AM   #3
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia
Thank you ronroush7

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