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02-20-2014, 02:48 PM   #1
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Join Date: Feb 2014
Hello everyone

Just signed up yesterday and have been reading a lot of the posts on this site. I don't think I have it quite as bad as others on this site.

I am a 58 yr old female and was diagnosed with Colitis in November of last year. I had a pretty rough time for about 6 weeks. Was prescribed antibiotics and Apriso. In January, they ran a blood test on me, and I was diagnosed with Crohns disease. I am still on Apriso and am scheduled for additional tests next month. So I will find out more then.

Even though I said that others have it worse than me, it definitely is not a cake walk.

I hope to give advise and get advise from this site as time passes.

Blessings to everyone.
02-20-2014, 02:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Hope you find it as interesting and helpful as I do.
02-20-2014, 05:05 PM   #3
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Hello smitdee and there is lot's of support and advice/information on here.
Hubby Diagnosed 12/15/90
1/3 colon removed
12 inches of small intestine removed
Appendix removed
2007 Hemorrhoids removed
2006 resection:
2005 first perianal fistula(removed 3x & lanced still keep coming back)
2014 partial nephrectomy (stage1)
Previously medications:Humira-anaphylaxis reaction, Remicade, Cimzia, Entyvio
Current medications:
B-12, 6mp, flagyl, prednisone,
Tramadol(fistula & joint pain)

02-22-2014, 12:00 PM   #4
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Charleston, West Virginia

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Welcome to the forum, Smitdee!

No matter the severity of your symptoms, you're still in a difficult situation and deserve help and support. You've come to the right place for that!

When did you start the Apriso? Have you noticed any change in your symptoms since taking it?

Please keep us updated on your upcoming tests!

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

Check out the Crohn's forum chat!

02-22-2014, 01:13 PM   #5
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: United Kingdom

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Welcome to the forum, I'm glad you found us!

I don't have much to add at the moment except to say that everyone with this condition deserves support, it's never a walk in the park and everyone here understands this. I'm glad to see you have a positive view and that you've got treatment under way.

I hope your additional tests will give you more answers and allow you to make positive steps towards remission .

Please let us know if there is anything you need help with, even if you just need to chat about your feelings.

coeliac disease/Osteopenia /Crohns/Arthritis/
laperoscopic hemicolectomy 25/06/ 2013

Meds- Vedolizumab, pentasa, Lansoprazole, Vitamin D, prochlorperazine, Oramorph, MST, B12 shots My journey with crohns:

Allergic to - inflectra, aza

Non CD meds - Gabapentin, paracetamol, ventolin
02-24-2014, 09:33 AM   #6
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Join Date: Feb 2014
So nice to feel I am not alone in this journey. I started apriso in November 2013. It has helped tremendously. I was unable to go anywhere without feeling the urge that I needed to run to the bathroom. Thanks again.


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