My name is Tyshena but everybody just calls me Shena. I was diagnosed with Crohns disease in 2008. I was 15 years old when I found out I had it. It started with me using the bathroom alot. Eventually I started losing my appetite and sleeping all day. My mom took me to the doctor one day and the first thing she said was that I didn't look good. I was later told that I had been dying when I went in that first time. It's been 5 years since that day and I have only been in remission once. (During the pregnancy of my daughter ). I have seen 3 doctors and neither has been able to find a medicine that works for me. I have been on many medications that don't work and was told that the medicine I have now is probably my last resort. I am now on cimzia. A shot that I give myself once every month. Lately I have been having more bad days then good. I will be going to the hospital for the second time this year and I am more nervous than ever. I became a member here because I wanted to be able to talk to people who know what I'm dealing with. I'm very excited about being here and I hope I make many friends!!