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My 8 yr old daughter was recently diagnosed with Crohn's. She is currently taking Pentasa and prednisone. I have a few questions: she complains constantly that her throat hurts? Is that common with inflammation (even though she takes ompersole )
Is it common to find pills in stool? She has adhd and I always find undisolved pills in her stool and the balls from the pentasa.
Is it normal to go from constant diarrhea for 6 months to severely constipated and then back to diarrhea? Will she ever have normal bowel movements with out pain?
Reply posted for Kaiab.
Your situation sounds very similar to ours. Our 8 year old also got diagnosed with Crohn's 3 weeks ago.
- a couple of weeks ago he also complained about pain on his throat, then it goes away the next day.. so this happened on and off. His pediatric dr. thinks it's a result of acid reflex. He hasn't complain for the past week or so.
- He was also gone through some diarrhea and constipation for several days .. we're told it's commons with Crohn's and to use Miralax when he's constipated.
-Right now, he's on Prednisone to keep his current inflammation under control
-For now, we have decided to try Enteral Feeding Therapy -- 90% formula. He did well the first week now he's getting tired of drinking so much boost on a daily basis. Exploring what other options are. What treatment options did you use?
I wish you daughter and family best of luck. You are not alone!!