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    Could This Be Crohns?
    Janemarie55 posted:
    I am a female 61 years young. I have been diagnosed with Diverticulosis and a hiatul hernia almost 2 years ago. I also have Osteopenia and Osteoarthritis. In the past 2 years I have had 4 incidents of cramping, and then diarrhea for about 6 hours. I take Imodium to get it to stop. It comes on very sudden out of the blue. Sometimes I get a headache for a couple of days before this happens. But this last time which was a week ago, I had very bad aches in my ankles, feet, legs, and hands. Then out of the blue the diarrhea came, and when it passed, the aching in those other body parts disappeared and I was able to walk again. I am going to my Dr. this Tuesday, but I need to know what's important to tell him. Could this be Crohns? In between these times I can eat almost anything and I have regular bowel movements most of the time.
    jaimem92 responded:
    It could be I suppose. If you have Diverticulitis, then I'm guessing it's probably that. Diverticulitis can cause all the symptoms you were talking about, along with your arthritis and everything. Everyone is different with Crohn's though. I tend to get a lot of headaches, but I think it's more from my medication than anything. Don't start a med unless your doctors are absolutely positive, because believe me- those 4 episodes are a lot better then putting up with the medications you have to be on for Crohn's. I would watch your diet for now, don't eat anything with seeds- that can aggravate Diverticulitis. See if that helps

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