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Need to talk about Crohn’s disease

I’m recently diagnosed Crohn’s disease. Doctors gave me Pentasa in the beginning but it suit me and I had a lot of pain in my rectum.. along with severe fatigue. Now doc started giving me Imuran 50.. I’m better but still having some pain in my rectum area and fatigue.. can anyone tell me more about this condition and share medication?

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  • thedancingcrohnie moderator
    11 months ago

    Hi @obed,

    I am sorry for your diagnosis, I too have Crohn’s Disease. You are definitely being wise in reaching out and finding information and community on this site, I wish I would have done that in the beginning.

    I definitely agree with what Pam has said about checking out “the basics” here on the site, as it will give you a lot of answers to frequently asked questions.

    Just to give some advice from personal experience, fatigue is one of those symptoms that can really be a nuisance. For me, whenever I was really bad and could barely get out of bed due to fatigue, it was because of anemia and iron deficiency. Of course, everyone is different, but maybe ask your doctor to check this out via blood work. It could give you some answers as to why you are feeling so tired. Also, check your vitamin D and B levels.

    Wishing you the best in health.

    Always dancing,
    Elizabeth (team member)

  • Pam.Kingsland moderator
    12 months ago

    Hi @obed , thank you so much for your question. I’m sorry to hear of your recent diagnosis and the pain that you’ve been experiencing. If you’re looking for more information and personal experiences, you’ve come to the right place and I am glad you have found us! We recommend starting with the basics if you’re new to IBD – they will help give you an overview and you can dig in deeper from there.

    You may also find our treatment page helpful for different medications, symptom management, surgery options, and complimentary/alternative treatment options.

    We’re all here for you while you go through this and are happy to answer questions you may have. Please let us know how we can help further! – Pam (team member)

  • Marisa Lauren Troy moderator
    12 months ago

    I echo what Pam said @obed – we know it can be so confusing when you’re first diagnosed. Please continue to feel free to ask all the questions you have and we will do our best to help you navigate. Thinking of you and wishing you the best. ~Marisa (Team Member)

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