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Crohn's disease

Aug 05, 2015 2:07 PM

Hey. I'm 20 years old and I was just diagnosed with Crohn's disease. Anyone else out there living with this? I have lots of questions and would love someone to talk to :)

Aug 05, 2015 2:13 PM

Welcome Moo! I'm sorry you're dealing with crohns, especially so young. My best friend from high school has had it over 20 years. She's made many changes in her diet. She's still working full time and hopes to retire in the next 10 years. There are others here who can answer your questions. Besides saying hello, I just want to say I'll be keeping you in my prayers. 🙏🌼

Aug 05, 2015 2:25 PM

Thank you :) I'm so glad I found this app. Having people to talk to is really going to help

Aug 05, 2015 2:25 PM

Thank you :) I'm so glad I found this app. Having people to talk to is really going to help

Aug 05, 2015 2:31 PM

I think my roommate might have Chrohn's. She just got insurance, so no diagnoses so far.

Aug 19, 2015 9:23 AM

Hi Moo, sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I'm 33 and have been living with Crohn's disease since I was 13. I have had two surgeries and am in remission but still deal with secondary health problems that often accompany this disease. For example, I suffer from depression and anxiety, arthritis and fatigue. Ask away if you have questions. If I can I'll do my best to answer.

Aug 19, 2015 12:19 PM

Hi Moo. I have ulcers colitis which is very similar but not as bad an outcome of crohns. However, my mother-in-law has crohns and my husband has UC like me between he had his last flare up, just a couple of months ago, the doctors think it might be crohns, not UC. If I can help by giving advice, I will.

Aug 19, 2015 12:36 PM

I've also downloaded the app my crohns and colitis team where I get lots of support and advice

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