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Our Stories

Taking Control of Your Di...

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Joined May 2018

During the winter of 2013, I developed Crohn’s disease, and I was hit with a wave of uncertainty, anxiety, and utt... read more

My special little son

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I just want to share that hopelessness can be transformed into hope. My 27 year old son was diagnosed with Crohn’s... read more

I Got Sick of Keeping My ...

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I'm an independent filmmaker in New York. I recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for a short sci-fi film I wrote... read more

Community Forum

Managing flare ups
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Joined May 24, 2018

I was recently diagnosed about a year and a half ago. My very first flare (had no idea at the time) was awful, lost 30+ pounds, fatigue, you name it i....

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Free medication
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Joined Feb 10, 2018

I have several Pentasa 500mg capsules I'd love to give to someone in need.  My son no longer uses this med, and we received a new (3mo supply....

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At Home Remicade Infusion...
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Joined May 23, 2018

Does your child receive Remicade infusion treatments at home? July 9th will be 5 years that my 17yr old son has been receiving his infusions at the....

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Expert Q&A

Treatment

Q. I am 68 years old and have UC. I was switched 4 weeks ago from Remicade (16 months) to Humira. Suddenly I have severe joint arthritis in my left hip that is making it very difficult to work. My GI says the Humira has nothing to do with the arthritis. The timing is too coincidental. Is there a correlation between the new medication and the development of weakness and joint pain arthritis?

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Treatment

Q. I had my second dose of Remicade today and I am also on 40mgs of prednisone. Since my first dose of Remicade, I had a small breakout on my face, neck, chest and upper back. However, it's gotten worse. My face is terrible looking. I have never had my face breakout like this along with my neck and chest. Could this be from the Remicade or from prednisone?

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Disease Education

Q. Over the past 17 years I have had Crohn's and developed clubbing of my fingers. I am being treated with Humira and have no symptoms related to the IBD. Is there anything I can do to make my fingers go back to normal?

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