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Our Stories

In pain

Author Image Lisa y
Joined June 2019

I have been newly diagnosed after 6 months. I have experienced so much pain and I am now going to be having iv treatment... read more

What a life change

Author Image Jennifer H
Joined July 2019

I didn't know how much it would help to read other people's stories. Thank you so much for sharing. I was dia... read more

My life

Author Image NataliaV1
Joined June 2019

I was diagnosed with uc when I was about 12 years old. Since then my life has changed in every way, at this moment I am ... read more

Community Forum

Does CBD Oil really work?
Author Image avida
Joined Jul 16, 2019

There has been so much media coverage and countless testimonials where CBD has helped someone, and it is not surprising that some people are curious t....

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Is brain fog real for tho...
Author Image Dfaciolince
Joined Jul 13, 2019

Yes I was on heavy doses of prednisone, but I’m off now. I’m on Remicade and it has brought me into remission. I feel like the “fog&....

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Exercise with UC
Author Image JMomOH
Joined Jul 15, 2019

Thank you so much for the reply. I’ll let him know that exercising will help him feel better. Hopefully that will encourage him.

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Expert Q&A

Disease Education

Q. I have Crohn’s Disease and was recently diagnosed with Immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP). How common is it in Crohn’s patients? What are some concerns I should discuss with my doctor?

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Disease Education

Q. My fiancé was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC) 13 years ago and says he never has had a major flare since his initial diagnosis. It is controlled with Lialda (mesalamine) and he gets colonoscopies once or twice yearly. He has pancolitis and each time they see quite a bit of inflammation and take many biopsies. Can you have active disease without symptoms? Is it worth the risk of additional side effects to step up treatment to reduce inflammation despite no symptoms?

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Disease Education

Q. I have ulcerative colitis and I want to get breast augmentation (probably a lift with implants). I have been in remission for years and in good shape. I take Apriso (mesalamine) to stay in remission. Is it safe to get cosmetic surgery? I am concerned about a possible flare up.

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