View Poll Results: How old are you
17 or younger 52 9.25%
18-21 80 14.23%
22-29 156 27.76%
30-39 107 19.04%
40-49 85 15.12%
50-59 57 10.14%
60-69 18 3.20%
70+ 7 1.25%
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06-30-2010, 12:16 PM   #31
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20 now diagnosed when I was 12
Diagnosed Feb 2003
Surgery Apr 2010
07-01-2010, 11:06 AM   #32
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I'm 28 and was diagnosed when I was 9.
Diagnosis: Crohn's in 1991 at age 9
Surgeries: 1 Small Bowel Resection in 1999; Central IV in 1991-92
Meds for CD: 6MP 75mg
Things I take: Tenormin 25mg (PVCs and Tachycardia), Junel (endometriosis), Tylenol 3 (Osteoarthritis), Zantac 150mg 2/day (acid reflux), Klonopin 1mg (Panic Disorder), Imitrex 25mg (migraines), Zofran 8mg (nausea)
Currently in: REMISSION Thought it was a flare but it's just scar tissue from my resection. Dealing with a stricture. Remission from my resection, 19 years and counting.
07-01-2010, 09:35 PM   #33
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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
I am 35 was diagnosed at 17 had symptoms for 2 years prior to that.
07-01-2010, 10:35 PM   #34
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Join Date: Jun 2010
I'm 43 diagnosed in January had symptoms on and off for 5 years
Lialda 1.2gm
Drisdol 500000
Canasa 1000 suppository
nitrog 0.125 cream for fissure
07-01-2010, 10:49 PM   #35
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Florida
17, 18 in October. Was diagnosed right before I turned 16. It'll be two years in September with Crohns. :/
Toni, Diagnosed in September '08
Specific Carbohydrate diet
Currently on:
Vitamin D
SCD Multivitamin
09/2011 - Draining an Abcess the size of a lemon!
10/2011 - Same abcess, different approach this time, open incision!

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07-02-2010, 06:46 PM   #36
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bath, United Kingdom
Currently 19 and was diagnosed when I was 9. Had symptoms a long while before that tho
07-06-2010, 09:58 PM   #37
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Location: Albuqerque, New Mexico
I am 27, diagnosed at 14.
07-06-2010, 10:10 PM   #38
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Location: Kaysville, Utah

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I am 46 and in the process of being diagnosed. I have had my regular MD tell me he thinks it is Chrons. I have had sever abdominal cramps. Bleeding (for years) diarreha (for years) was diagnosed by a gastroenterologist 4 years ago with IBS, but the IBS meds have never seemed to work for me. I think I have had symptoms for about 20 years.
07-06-2010, 10:20 PM   #39
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Location: Alberta
36...diagnosed when I was 12...symptoms for a few years before that
My Story
07-06-2010, 10:28 PM   #40
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Location: annandale, Virginia
45, diagnosed a few months ago, symptoms for 17 years
07-07-2010, 03:53 AM   #41
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I'm 27.

I was diagnosed when I was 26, and I have had symptoms since I was 17.
- Sophia
07-07-2010, 12:09 PM   #42
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Nottingham, UK
25, diagnosed at 25, who knows how long I have had symptoms! (I have had 'episodes' before, but always attributed it to food intolerances since they would typically only last a few hours).
Crohn's in the terminal ileum, dxed Jun '10

125mg azathioprine
4g Pentasa
07-07-2010, 03:14 PM   #43
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30, had a dozen tests including endoscopy, and colonoscopy and the GI said I don't have crohn's. Yet I have mouth sores, swollen joints in my right hand, massive weight loss, nausea, ya know the usual,beginning to think the Doc's here fell asleep during the Crohn's segment of their training. Have had "Crohn's" like symptoms since I was 8.
07-07-2010, 05:03 PM   #44
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Grimsby, United Kingdom

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26 and diagnosed a yr ago (although if i went to the doctors more often it would have been 3-4yrs ago)
07-07-2010, 05:34 PM   #45
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Location: Hamilton, Ontario
38 - diagnosed when I was 34, though on reflection have had symptoms since 17, but just thought I had a sensitive stomach.

Diagnosed: August 2006
Current Meds: Imuran (125 mg), Budesonide (9 mg)
07-07-2010, 05:39 PM   #46
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Location: Louisiana

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I'm 21 and was diagnosed at 12. Had symptoms for 1 and a half to 2 years before that though.
07-07-2010, 07:04 PM   #47
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Location: Ontario

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Hi All,
I'm 42, was formally dx'd @ 42 but suffered off/on for at least 20 yrs.
The porcelain bleeding started in my late 20's.
currently 'enjoying' Metho, Remi gave me Lupus, Humira pens now weekly - jury still out?
whew, just a little Prednisone?

I'm starting to think Crohn's isn't as much fun as they made it sound in the brochure?

Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind - Dr. Seuss

A hard road is better than no road.

getting knocked down is nothing.
bouncing back is everything.

in the end, only kindness matters...
07-07-2010, 07:09 PM   #48
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I'm 27 and was diagnosed when i was that makes nearly 20years living with this thing....hadnt realised it was that long....properly a part of my life now!

Everything happens for a reason, no matter how crap it seems,it shapes you for better things in life. Keep smiling!
Dx UC 1991 when i was 8 years old:

Hospitalised for 2 weeks in July 2011 with burst appendix and peritonitis, surgery, IV antibiotics and a long recovery...

Lovely Meds...
*8x500mg Pentasa (Mesalazine)
*3x50mg Imuran (Azathioprine)
*Mebeverine/Colofac PRN for pain
*and B12 injections every 3 months
*Asacol PR when flaring +/- prednisolone

07-09-2010, 09:12 PM   #49
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I'm 47, diagnosed when I was 42. I really feel for the people on here who were diagnosed so young.
07-10-2010, 02:21 PM   #50
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19, diagnosed at 9.
07-10-2010, 03:54 PM   #51
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Location: Palo Alto, California
Guess I'm an oddball here. Diagnosed at 55, symptoms since 48.

07-10-2010, 04:07 PM   #52
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Location: Pennsylvania

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20, Was diagnosed at 16
07-10-2010, 05:12 PM   #53
Crohn's 35
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Join Date: Oct 2009
HAHA Penny! (She's really in her late 20's)....
I still ain't tellin!

Ha, I knew there was a reason l liked you lol. Btw you missed telling us how old you were.
07-12-2010, 09:08 AM   #54
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Location: Bournemouth, United Kingdom
19, Diagnosed at 12.
07-12-2010, 08:40 PM   #55
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32 -diagnosed at 32. Not sick before this.
07-13-2010, 03:19 AM   #56
Join Date: Jul 2010
I am 30 yrs old, diagnosed at age 28. Symptoms since I was 16 yrs old

Is the late 20's the time they are seeing this? Seems like alot of people were in their late 20's when they were diagnosed..kinda scary!!

Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease Feb. 2008
Symptoms for 15 years
Currently on Remicade since 2009
Ileocolectomy Feb. 2010
Been on too many drugs in the past to name..none of course that worked.

"When the world says give up {hope whispers} try one more time"
07-13-2010, 03:32 AM   #57
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I'm 48. Had first abdominal scan at 18 with minor sypmtoms. Next 15 years problems were contributed to female issues and alcoholism. At age 33 had first abnormal colonoscopy, but was not officially dx'd until I was 43, 3 weeks after partial hystorectomy. Over 10 years I was treated for unknown arthritic symptoms, erythema nodosum, and skin irritations, all of which I have since learned are side effects of Crohn's. Who knew? Apparently none of my doctors.

Surgery 8-2010 removed ileum, appendix, 1.5 ft of colon, 21 lymph nodes and a 5 cm tumor. All lymph nodes tested positive for cancer.

Conclusion: Crohn's is in remission, start chemo for cancer end of Sept, or beginning of Oct.

All my meds are pertaining to surgery healing and stress.

07-13-2010, 04:16 AM   #58
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31 .. diagnosed about a month after my 30th birthday. Happy birthday to me .. Happy Birthday to me ..... Woo.
Crohns Diagnosis: March 2009
Resection and Abcess March 2009

W.C.C.....Charter member
07-13-2010, 04:42 AM   #59
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20 diagnosed at 10.

life now semi-ruined
07-13-2010, 04:45 AM   #60
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Location: East Sussex, United Kingdom
I'm 49, diagnosed at 49 but symptoms since 40.
Methotrexate 15mg injection weekly
Infliximab infusion every 7-8 weeks
(& other bits n bobs)

Crohns Disease
Psoriatic Arthritis
Underactive Thyroid


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