My name is Micheal. I have recently been diagnosed with Crohns. I went to the doctor for a physical. The stool smear test came back abnormal. I was then referred to a gastroenterologist. You know when I went up there they said do not worry it is probably nothing. And they scheduled me for a colonoscopy. I have a hard time taking any medication, tums or antacids. I stayed away from all of that. Well I was put under for the colonoscopy. When I woke up the doctor was waiting. He did not look the same as when I went under. Apparently the right side of my colon was nearly closed due to stricture. The scope was unable to pass. I had no idea what he was talking about. He asked if I was in any pain. I said I did not feel one single thing. No pain, no diarrhea, no fever, nothing. Apparently this was unusual. Right away they started me on prednisone. Quite a heavy dosage. They waited thirty days then another colonoscopy. They added Entocort after that. Waited another month then another scope. I have just had my third scope. I am now on Humira. Since starting the drugs, I have the most excruciating pain, I cannot eat salads, fruit, or nuts anymore. I run to the bathroom in an instant. The medicine has amplified everything. I do not want to eat. I am afraid to drink. Everything is hitting me. How do you deal with it. How do you work, eat, socialize with this disease ?