Re: Crohn's Advise
Good luck, glad you found a doctor to listen, sounds like you have had a terrible time. I have crohn's disease and while it is not fun I am lucky not to have really bad flare-ups and am doing pretty well, for the most part. After the colonoscopy my doctor usually comes in and tells us what he saw, have your mom (or I had my husband take me the last two) come with you (someone will have to drive you home and stay with you for the rest of the day), you will get instructions for what to expect and so on and then they will make an appointment ( usually within the week, assuming there isn't an emergency or something) and you will get more info on your diagnosis and medications. I hope that helps, I hope you get some answers from the doctor. As far as medication goes that will depend on your doctor and how bad your symptoms are, I was on some pills and a suppository, because my problems were mostly down further like in my rectum, but I also had a couple of injections of remicade to heal a fistula. Sometimes you have to take steroids if it gets really bad, if the doctor does find crohn's you should make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin d, something my new doctor just told me because if I need steroids later I should make sure I am strengthening my bones now because steroids can cause bone loss.
Last edited by 1stronggirl; 11-17-2008 at 08:01 PM.
Reason: addition of more info.