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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07-13-2010, 09:09 AM   #61
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46 and diagnosed in Jan
Forgive everyone, everything
07-17-2010, 11:41 AM   #62
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I am 46. Will be 47 in 9 days. I am in the process of being diagnosed. If this is Crohns I have had symptoms for some 15-20 years.
07-17-2010, 11:07 PM   #63
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Location: Tampa, Florida

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22 diagnosed when I was 8
07-18-2010, 12:07 AM   #64
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I am 29 and was dx in Sept last year!! In another month it will be the ann of a year ago I started my first major flare!! Have had issues & symptoms since I was 17 tho.
It is interesting to see alot of people were dx in their 20's and most had issues for along time before being dx.
07-18-2010, 11:38 AM   #65
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I'm 23 and was diagnosed at 17, but had symptoms from age 12.
07-18-2010, 11:50 AM   #66
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47 and diagnosed at 24. I can remember having gut problems since I was 10. Hmmm, memories, caster oil mixed with Pineapple juice to cover it. Still don't like the taste of Pineapple.
07-19-2010, 05:54 PM   #67
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
I'm 24 and was diagnosed with CD last year when I was 23.
Before that I'd been misdiagnosed with IBS for five years.
Lucinda x

Diagnosed: July 2009

Resection and removal of Enterocutaneous Fistula: Jan 2014
Pelvic infection Drainage: April 2013
Ileostomy reversal: February 2013
Ileocecal resection and temp. ileostomy (Say hello to Norman!): Nov 2012
Current Medication: NONE!

Past medications: Humira, Infliximab, Azapthioprine, Asacol, Budesonide, Prednisolone, Flagyl, Cipro, Cholestyramine (Questran), Fortisips.
07-19-2010, 06:06 PM   #68
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Location: Carson, Los Angeles, California
49 diagnosed at 13...
Diagnosed:1973 Crohn's
Surgeries: 7 Bowel Resections; Large Bowel total resection; 5 feet of small remaining
Medications:* Prednisone (hate it) * Pentasa
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07-19-2010, 06:10 PM   #69
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Location: South Carolina
im 24 been Dx for almost 3 years..had symptoms for 6yrs
07-19-2010, 06:13 PM   #70
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Location: Carson, Los Angeles, California
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.
Hey there,

It's been my experience that there are many docs that don't understand Crohns, if you think you have Crohns and that your current doc isn't getting it I would suggest looking for a new doc quickly! I have met many people that had doctor issues and it made their situation much worse over time before they finally switch Docs!
07-19-2010, 11:02 PM   #71
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I was diagnosed at age 12. Received Phil the bag at age 17. Revisions of Phil many times over and then got Bob the bag last yr. in October 2009.

I'm in my early 40s but I've been told by several people in the surgeon's waiting room that I don't look like I'm in my 40s at all and I'm too young to be sick. God love 'em.

Heck, my 10 year old niece tells me that every time I cut and color my hair, it takes 10 years off instantly and looks way better than Uncle Phil who looks really old. I'm taking her on a shopping spree and to Disney world when she turns 16. It'll be on his dime of course....... he doesn't know it yet though, lol (yes, I'm soooooo bad hee hee hee)
07-20-2010, 12:18 PM   #72
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I'm 48, diagnosed six months ago, never had a symptom before it hit suddenly.
07-21-2010, 12:31 PM   #73
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22 and 18

-"So Ian, what is Crohn's disease exactly?"
-"You can't gain weight?- Oh, I wish I had Crohn's"

07-22-2010, 12:39 AM   #74
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22 and 18
LOL, I'd be rich if I had a buck for everyone that has said that or something similar, I tell them I'll trade you, I'll be a fat [email protected]% and you can take my surgeries!
07-23-2010, 05:32 AM   #75
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diagnosed in May 2010 - at 42...symptoms ignored for a long time though!

May 2010 Crohn's
(Symptoms for years, just hoped they'd go away!)
* Prednisone 12.5mg
* Imuran 175mg
* Vitamin D
* Multivitamin
* Fish Oil
08-10-2010, 06:48 PM   #76
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I'm 23, diagnosed when I was 20, but had signs in my childhood.
Diagnosed since 2007 with Crohn's, GERD, and Barrett's Esophagus.

Current Meds and "Treatments":
Asacol 4800 mg a day
Flagyl 750 mg a day
Gummy multivitamins
VERY restricted diet.

Also all the extra curricular activities: fatigue, painful joints, blah blah blah.!/profile.p...00000453203431

08-17-2010, 09:48 PM   #77
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I am 65 and was diagnosed in 1968. So I'm betting nobody trumps me in age.
For many years, all i took was lomotil. Now I find colestipol to be a good binding agent. But, with age and resections, and blood transfusions aplenty behind me, i'm just glad to be still up and around. Any old timers out there who can relate?
08-17-2010, 11:18 PM   #78
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im 25 and was diagnosed earlier this year.
Diagnosed with Crohn's, GERD with eosinophilic esophagitis, diverticulosis and kidney stones in 2009/2010 but have had symptoms my whole life. Symptoms currently under control. My Story
Current Med List
Prednisone, Dexilant, Probiotics, Vitamin B12 and D3, Calcium, Zinc, Magnesium, Legal Medical Marijuana, Ultram and Flexeril.
Tried Meds
Xifaxan - did absolutely nothing
Pentasa - put me in the hospital with abdominal pain.
Entocort EC - pretty much did nothing.
08-18-2010, 12:59 AM   #79
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Location: McAllen, Texas
24, diagnosed at 21. Symptoms since early childhood.
Diagnosis: March 2008 (7 days after resection)
Surgery: 1 emergency blind resection because of hemorrhage & massive blood loss (March 2008), Reconnection of Colon (June 2008), Removal of billiard ball size abscess (Dec. 2010)
Meds: Lialda-2.4gm (every other day), Imuran-0mg, Pred-0mg, Calcium+d, Humira-40mg, Sulfasalazine-500mg
Previous Meds: Pentasa (didn't work)
Currently on SSD & SSI
08-18-2010, 07:09 PM   #80
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I'm 52 and was diagnosed at 40.
08-19-2010, 01:34 AM   #81
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I am 36 and was diagnosed last year. No symptoms whatsoever before, actually I still dont look like I have crohns. I lost some weight last year (yeah I did not eat anything for six weeks this can make you loose weight) But I am still fat (85 kilos - 1.70m height) and since I am on prednizone right now I will probably look puffier in the future (oh joy).
08-19-2010, 06:43 AM   #82
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I am 40 and was diagnosed at age of 26.
08-19-2010, 11:58 AM   #83
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Location: California

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30 diagnosed at 28. My mom thinks that I had my first flare when I was about 12 but we didn't know it was that at the time.
Currently on: Colazal, Prilosec, multi-vitamin, probiotics, total EFA's, glucosamine.

Previous meds: Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Entocort.

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. -Ralph Waldo Emerson"
08-19-2010, 06:23 PM   #84
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At 32 - almost 43 - that makes it almost 11 years now.
09-02-2010, 10:25 PM   #85
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Diangnosed at 28. It is true. Seems 25-30yrs is the age for CD to rear its ugly head.
09-04-2010, 11:11 PM   #86
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24, diagnosed at 21.
09-05-2010, 03:57 AM   #87
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41 today!!!
crohns diagonsed dec 12th 1997

fred (stoma) was born on sept 10th 2003

life is like a loo roll, the nearer to the end you get the faster it goes.

memories are what makes life, life is what makes memories, make them good

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09-05-2010, 04:29 AM   #88
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Mum of 2 kids with Crohn's.
09-05-2010, 12:51 PM   #89
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30 next month, diagnosed with UC 2 years ago at 28, symptoms start 6 weeks before diagnosis
09-09-2010, 12:44 PM   #90
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Location: Houston, Texas

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I'm 32 and was diagnosed at 32

2010:IBD, CD, Thyroid Nodules, Polyarthralgia; 2015:Gallstones, SBO
Meds: Apriso, Buproprion, B12, Levothyroxine, Lasix, Toprol, Duloxetine, etc
Prev: Traimcinolone, Nystatin, Promethazine, Omeprazole, VIT D, Folic acid, Sulfasalazine, Xifaxin, Zolpidem, Ranitidine, Cipro, Vasculera, Erythromycin, Hydrochlorothiazide, Prednisone, Naproxen, Levocetirizine, Flexeril, Methotrexate, Levaquin, Metronidazole, Tizanidine
Surgery: Abscess/Fistula - Aug2010; GB 2015

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