I was diagnosed with CD about 7 weeks ago. I have tolerated many of the symptoms for years but for the past three years I started having flare ups with a pain in the side of my abdomen. Finally I got tested and it confirmed it was CD. My doctor and I agree it seems to be in the early development stages. After the diagnosis I was put on Entocort and Penatasa. I had a bad reaction to the Entorcort which caused my tongue to swell and tingle. I was then told to just take the Pentasa. While taking the Pentasa I had persistant headaches and eye strain. By the 5th day I was also experiencing numbness and tingling in my head. I was then switched form Pentasa to Lialda. With the Lialda I had the headache, numbness in my head and to top it off after two doses my abdomen was ultra sensitive and felt inflamed and as though someone had beaten me with a bat. I am currently on nothing and feel lost and confused. My doctor says the next group of drugs to try are very intense. I think because I am on the early side of treating this it is too soon to try the stronger drugs. Has anyone else had allergies to Pentasa and Lialda? If so what have you taken? I am also into the idea of alternative therapy/herbs. Have you had any luck that route? Sorry this is so long. This is all so new to me and I feel frustrated and confused.
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