I am 23 years old and have recently been diagnosed with Crohns. I have had a rough winter and in the end they are telling me that its Crohn.s
I suffered a miscarriage back in January and ever since then things just wern't right. I went to see my doctor and first off he assumed that it was Acid Refux and sent me home with some meds to take care of that. When it did nothing for me I stopped the meds and ended up waiting longer and then I had dropped 15 pounds in 2 weeks and I was only 115 to begin with so it was a big loss for me. by this time it was Easter and I was having dinner with my family and they were all really worried about me because of the amount of pain that I was in and the way I looked. My skin was pale and my hair just wouldn't come clean. I looked like a mess. I was very lucky to have anamazing husband by my side and who would calm me down when I got worked up and depresssed over the pain and the way I was looking. At Easter dinner I had told my father about a bump that developed on my leg and he in turn told my mother who made me go into the Emergency room. upon my arrival there they took my stats and admitted me right away. gave me some Morphine for the pain and hooked me up to an IV as I was very badly dehydrated and malnourised as everything I ate would go right threw me within minutes.
They kept me in the hospital for a week and ran test and test on me and gave me a Colonospy.
They had me on Prenasone and have tryed to ween me off of it but the substitue they had for me wasn't enough which then sent me back into another flare up and back to square one back in the hospital. They put me back on the steroids and sent me home to wait for the specalist.
Now my specalist has advised that I start at Methrotrex injections once a week. The side effects sounds terrifying and im not looking forward to this.
I am wondering from some of you who have had this Disease for sometime now that if I will ever be able to without medications and what is a good sort of diet to attempt?
I am very lost with where to go with this and the doctors are not good at all with guidance.
Any help that anyone can suggest would be great.