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5/16/10 6:17 A

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Dear Andrea,

Yuck! I have been diagnosed 22 years and showing irregular symptoms for 15 years before that for 15 years before that. I have learned to live with it and you can too! It could be worse you know. Yeah yeah yeah that's the pat answer you will get all the time.

It will be hard and it's probably not going to be fun (DUH) Make sure you trust your doctor and have a great relationship with them. My doctor advised me to do a lot of research on Crohn's and medications. He didn't want me to go into it not knowing what was going on and what the side effects of the meds were. It really helped because I had a really bad reaction that was way down on the list (.001% of all users had it) and my doc was out of town. I have run the gamut of drugs haven't tolerated anything well. I am currently on Humaria Asacol and Prednisone.

Hang in there and if you would like to chat about it stay in touch, Good luck to you!


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5/10/10 11:42 P

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Hi, I am Andrea. I have been on a rollercoaster of GI issues (IBS-D) for many years, and for several months I started having new symptoms....pain after eating, Rapid D, tenderness in abdomen,distention, fatigue, and other last week I had a colonoscopy. Today I learned they found Collitis in the pathology report. Guess I am glad they finally found the issue, just not exactly sure what to do now. Still can't eat as it aggrivates the stomach pain. I was given Asacol.....not sure what it does....but hope it helps.
I have been on spark since Feb and have had no luck in weightloss....well no wonder!
Feeling very discouraged

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