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Our Stories

My life with my disease

Author Image Leora Ballerina
Joined March 2021

Hi. My name is Leora. I started feeling an awful pain in my stomach a little over a year ago.  The pain quickly sp... read more

Emotions and Diagnosis

Author Image Bassoons1
Joined March 2021

Hey! My official diagnosis of Crohn`s disease just came in today. This was a pretty momentous occasion for ... read more

My Story

Author Image rileyevan
Joined February 2021

Hi, I'm Riley, I'm 13 years old. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis last February in 2020. My pain was hor... read more

Community Forum

Starting Remicade
Author Image Tamara L
Joined Apr 11, 2021

Hi!  How are your Remicade treatments going?  I'm looking to start Entyvio, but am wondering why my GI hasn't even mentioned Remicad....

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Awaiting diagnosis
Author Image Tamara L
Joined Apr 11, 2021

Sorry you're going through this.  Sadly, it sounds a whole like what I went through many years ago at the start of my UC.  Hopefully you....

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Awaiting diagnosis
Author Image Rocky747
Joined Apr 12, 2021

The original kilt was known as the feileadh mhór kilts for women or "big wrap". After the ban and during the 1800s the kilt....

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Expert Q&A

Treatment

Q. I am currently on a biologic (infliximab)regimen for UC. I have the second COVID vaccine shot coming up soon. Two days after the vaccine, I am scheduled for my biologic infusion. Is this safe? Will the vaccine so closely administered adversely affect the effectiveness of either? Should I postpone my infusion?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease 10 years ago. I’m on my 3rd biologic medication (ustekinumab). I had a small bowel resection in 2016. I am having trouble keeping my vitamin levels up where they should be. I feel like this is a huge factor in my hair loss. I’m on a daily multi-vitamin, Vit D supplement daily and B12 shot monthly. I’m looking for ways to get extra vitamins into my diet. Can dietary supplement drinks help to boost my vitamin levels?

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Treatment

Q. I have recently been diagnosed with small bowel Cohn's. A second colonoscopy (after CT) revealed chronic active ileitis. There is inflammation also narrowing of the small intestine at that area. The Dr recommends Humira but after reading results of others, I am afraid of it. I am considering Entyvio over Humira because I read that it has a higher safety profile. How do I decide on medication?

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