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Caring for a child with C...

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Joined November 2015

I was never prepared to deal with the struggle of having to accept that my child's diagnosis was a "forever&quo... read more

Superando la enfermedad

Author Image Marcela cruz
Joined November 2018

Fui diagnosticada con colitis ulcerativa en el 2016, fue muy duro para mi enfrentarme a una enfermedad cronica, una enfe... read more

I Started a Company becau...

Author Image Bonnie Humke
Joined November 2018

I recently developed an e-greeting card company called, KomfortKardz.  The cards are designed for all occasions but... read more

Community Forum

Entyvio - Fatigue
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Joined Dec 8, 2018

Thanks Jessie

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No longer in remission - ...
Author Image jessimarie3
Joined Apr 10, 2017

I am in the same boat. I am on my last pregancy safe maintence drug and I flared. I spoke to an OB about my current meds, chances of getting pregnant,....

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Steroids not working
Author Image jessimarie3
Joined Apr 10, 2017

The goal of maintenance medications such as Remicade is to calm the inflammation and allow the body to heal itself, preventing the need for surgery. R....

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Expert Q&A

Disease Education

Q. I have been in a flare for the last 8 months in which I have basically experienced nothing but diarrhea every single day. Recently, I have experienced more instances of formed stools. I feel that my rectum is “out of shape” and lacks the strength to pass some of these more formed stools. I fear this could lead to constipation. Is there anything that I can do to aide in the passing of these more formed stools?

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Disease Education

Q. I have had Crohn's since 2003 and over the past several years I have had periods of random swelling on my feet and hands not the whole foot or hand. The size is anywhere from a marble size to golf ball size. Can this swelling be associated with Crohn’s.

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Disease Education

Q. After 20 years with UC, I had a total colectomy 5 years ago. I was recently diagnosed with Episcleritis. Is it common for autoimmune symptoms to occur in other organs, even after a colectomy?

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