05-16-2013, 08:02 PM   #1
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Las vegas, Nevada
My Success Story

It took about 40 plus years to diagnose that I have Crohn's disease, and that only after a tumor removal/partial bowel removal etc etc operation! This was approximately 13 years ago. Since that time, I've had a few episodes, but nothing very major. I've been faithful to doctors' visits, tests, etc. But the biggest factors that I can point to for a comparatively good life, are: a very rigid eating pattern/diet, and taking the anti-inflammatory Pentasa medication, 2000 mils each day. For me, it seems that Pentasa has been a life saver! JLM
05-26-2013, 04:28 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum!

I'm glad you're doing well johnlamannasr. Hope you continue to stay in remission. How often do you have scopes and blood work done?
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.
05-26-2013, 09:46 PM   #3
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Charleston, West Virginia

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Welcome to the forum! I'm very glad to hear you're doing well! Success stories like yours keep us all going.

Diagnosed with Crohn's disease 12/6/08.
Have taken: Prednisone, 6mp, methotrexate, Pentasa.
Currently waiting for a new medication!

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