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    Crohn's Disease
    r0zaba posted:
    I am 51 years old with crohn's disease. I was about 26 when I found out I had Crohn's disease. I started taking Pentasa and Cipro in 2001. Dr took me off Cipro but kept me on 8 cap. of Pentasa every morning. No trouble at all with my crohn's disease. Until this year (2012)when I ended up with Strep infection (from a student) . The strep infection according to the dr went straight to my intestants and attacked my crohn's disease. I was in so much pain ended up in the hospital and now I am on Prednisone, Imuran, Probiotic, Cipro alone with Pentasa. 16 pills a day I am taking now. Plus I am taking 1000 to 2000 mg a day of Vit. C. I start every morning 4 am to 12 midnight taking my meds. Parents really need to keep their child home from school when they are sick.
    hsweeney1 responded:
    I also am a teacher and have been diagnosed with Crohns last year. Ive been on many types of meds and currently am doing the prednisone and humira shot weekly. I ended up with CDIF bc I kept getting sick and was put onantibiotics. I try to wash my hands all the time but we are so exposed to germs and with our supressed immune system it is very hard to stay healthy. I am starting to get into remission....hopefully. I will know once Im off the prednisone and see if I am truly there. If not then I switch to the IV remicade I believe. I think I might be getting a bladder infection though. My understanding is that is somewhat normal...never knew that till I hopped on web md. Have you had trouble with them? I was suprised to see you on Vit C. I woulod think that would bother the Crohns...Hope you are getting better!

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