Hey,Crohn's is an inflammatory bowel disease, which is different from IBS, which is just classified as a syndrome. Both suck, but Crohn's can cause long term damage to the bowel, whereas IBS does not cause damage to the bowel, or lead to other diseases such as colon cancer (forgive me, if you already know this.) I'm 19, and was diagnosed with IBS and GERD, about 4 months ago. Recently I saw a psychiatrist and began meds for anxiety and depression and have been feeling great since. No D, and no acid reflux in 3 days! (Knock on wood!) My psychiatrist believes that with the right balance of therapy and drugs I should be symptom free for good in no time!
Anyways enough about me, if you haven't already seen a psychiatrist I HIGHLY recommend it, many others on this board have benefited from it as well, so it's at least worth a shot. If you have any questions or just feel like chatting feel free to private message me anytime! Oh and if you wanna know anymore about Crohn's heres a writeup on it: http://my.webmd.com/content/healthwise/265...C-9531713CA348}
Take Care :love: Lindsay
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