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My story

38yo with no real stomach issues until my pregnancy with my third child when I had a lot of severe pain for about 4 months (OB couldn’t figure out the pain and the GI I was referred to wouldn’t touch me because I was pregnant- just said it will go away after the baby is born) and ended up with a 1cm small bowel resection, liver abscess and an ileocolonic crohn’s diagnosis in May 2019. Post baby I’ve had daily diarrhea that I feel is getting progressively worse. I’ve been on prednisone tapers, tried remicade (without much success) and now 5 weeks into stelara with 4 week dosings with no success so far (I know stelara needs more time). I’m popping Imodium like it’s candy and pretty miserable. I just want to go back to the way I was before my third pregnancy.
I’m feeling lost and frustrated- I don’t know how to navigate this disease and nothing seems like it fully resolves the symptoms (prednisone and Imodium are the only thing that gets me to approaching normal). I had a colonoscopy in Nov that showed mild active crohn’s in the terminal ileum (surgical site) and two spots of mild inflammation in the colon (was still on prednisone at the time).
 
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