ShannonVan's Journey with Crohn's Disease

Patient: Crohn's Disease

Patient Info: Diagnosed: almost 7 years ago, Female, Age: 41

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
    ShannonVan's Avatar

    Abdominal pain

    Symptoms

    In fall of 2012 I started having nausea, severe abdominal pain, and diarrhea. I also was losing weight at an alarming rate, but as I was trying to do just that, I didnt think much of it.

    0 Comments
  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
    ShannonVan's Avatar

    Diagnosis

    Milestones

    After months, really years of baffling symptoms, I got my diagnosis

    0 Comments
  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
    ShannonVan's Avatar

    Pentasa (mesalamine)

    Drug Therapy or Medication

    It made me MORE nauseous. I continued to have pain. Couldnt keep it or anything else down.

    0 Comments
  4. 4
    over 5 years ago
    ShannonVan's Avatar

    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    I was hospitalized for 78 days in October 2013

    0 Comments
  5. 5
    over 5 years ago
    ShannonVan's Avatar

    Resection

    Procedure or Surgery

    Once the fistulas and abcesses were dealt with, I felt much better.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
    0 Comments
  6. 6
    over 5 years ago
    ShannonVan's Avatar

    Remicade (infliximab)

    Drug Therapy or Medication

    In February 2014 I started Remicade. It has been my "miracle mouse juice"

    0 Comments