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Crohns ,or is it?

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  • Posted By: jock2310
  • December 9, 2008
  • 03:40 PM

Hi i was diagnosed with mild crohns about 20 years ago when i was about 40. The only symtoms are diarrhea which gets worse until i have to take prednisalone(steroid)This stops the diarrhea but i have to keep taking the steroids for at least 6 weeks or it just returns. I have had regular blood tests and colonoscopys,all ok.I take Dipentum for this but it seems to make the symtoms worse so tend to avoid it.When i was first diagnosed i was a regular alcohol drinker and think that that was the real reason for the diarrhea but it has become chronic although i dont drink much nowadays. My main worry is the effect of taking steroids over a long period and wish i could get off it. Can anybody help please?

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