Early Signs and Symptoms of My Crohn’s Disease

Early Signs and Symptoms of My Crohn’s Disease
To kick-off my column for IBD News Today, I’ll begin with the first of a four-part series about Crohn’s disease basics from my point of view and my experiences. I’d like to talk about the signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease, receiving your IBD diagnosis and how I dealt with that news, as well as

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  1. Virnie says:

    Thanks for sharing your story. You can find some comfort in others going through the same journey. Keep fighting, you are a true warrior.

  2. Chris says:

    I feel like this is extremely similar to what I’m experiencing in several ways. I’ve had what I would call a “sensitive” stomach for most of my adult life, but starting around Thanksgiving of last year it kicked into overdrive. Fast forward to February of this year, at 34, I had to have a colonoscopy and an endoscopy. The doc said all he found was some inflammation here and there but all the tests he did came back normal. He said it was probably just a rather severe case of IBS-D. Well, about 2 months later I was seeing my regular doctor for something unrelated, or so I thought. The corners of my mouth kept cracking open for days on end for no real reason. They did some labs and said I’m folic acid deficient, which they claimed is u usual for someone that either doesn’t drink a lot of alcohol, or isn’t pregnant. I don’t drink much and I’m a guy, so… But, my stomach had calmed down substantially so I didn’t think there was any connection. Now, it’s back at it, and this time I’ve started developing ulcers in my mouth/on my tongue at the same time. Plus, the general lack of energy yet the inability to get a good night’s sleep. Add in the severe stomach pain and diarrhea, sometimes several times a day… All of these things together are making me think k Crohn’s is likely. I’ve got an appointment with my primary doc again in another 2 weeks and I’m going to bring it up.

  3. Chris says:

    Excuse the typos. New phone likes to sneak extra letters in between words sometimes and I type too fast to catch most of them.

    • Mary Horsley says:

      Its okay! I just read it all. It took a capsule endoscopy to look at my small bowel before they ever found inflammation. I would highly suggest getting one if you are questioning it. I know the feeling of not knowing or stressing and wondering what’s wrong. I am so sorry you’ve been struggling and I hope you get it all figured out. Hopefully no Crohn’s or IBD but I do hope you find relief.

      • John says:

        I hope you are in a better spot now. I have never been diagnosed with Crohn’s but have had a sensitive digestive system for the last 10 years. Experienced a lot of agitated nerve endings in the abdomen. I tried a product and it helped me reduce the severity after a few weeks. Google Molo-Cure AMP. I don’t have any stock in the company, but it helped me. Good Luck!

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