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EllaSCrohns posted:
I was just diagnosed in late August 2011 and only by fluke really. I went to the hospital thinking it was appendicitis, and two weeks later was finally diagnosed with Crohns. At the time of my " flare up" I was in excruciating pain, fever, chills, night sweats....but no diarrhea. To tell you the truth, I have never had diarrhea, except for when I am on medications. I have always felt constipated, bloated and stomach in pain. Since being diagnosed, I have lost 10 lbs and food consumption has definitely decreased. I am taking things day by day. Trial and error when it comes to food. Pain comes and goes, depending on what I eat. I have found though, that I am very, very fatigued and can barely make it out of bed some mornings. Likewise when it comes to working out, I have very little energy. I hope this passes because it is very frustrating. It is amazing how this really changes your life.
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JOHO23 responded:
I was diagnosed May of this year on 15th the same way you were. I had horrible abdominal pain which brought me to my knees and made me throw up. Once I was admitted in the hospital they diagnosed me with Crohns. They put me on Asacal and Entacort. I felt better for a week then the real problems started... After a Month in half I was constipated on and off fevers urinating blood and severe body aces and pains. I was admitted to the hospital again and it turns out that I have the most aggressive form of Crohns. Which caused me to have a a small apsess on my colon and a large absess the size of a tennis ball on my liver according to the MRI. I was hospitalized for three weeks and lost 20 pounds and muscle tone. I am still on disability from my work and my specialist is about to start me on Remacade infusions. It is amazing how this has changed my life as well! I was healthy all my life never sick or anything now I have Crohns at the age of 39. Crazy huh!


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