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Hope for the Suffering

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Joined August 2018

15 years ago as a 27 year old single woman I was diagnosed with this awful thing called Crohn's. Don't you hate ... read more

Reaching Remission

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Joined August 2018

I was 15 years old when I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. In December 2015, I was sent to the ER for a CT scan.... read more

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Joined January 2016

I was just diagnosed in 2014 at 62 years old, but I know I have had this disease a long time. As a matter of fact, I was... read more

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My husband, son, and now ...
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Joined Sep 23, 2018

I am so sorry to hear this! I can’t even imagine what you are going through. IBS runs through the majority of my family, but my brother ended up....

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Joined Oct 31, 2016

I’ll tell them as much as they want to hear, but you need to know your audience.many don’t want the full details.  Respect that. &nbs....

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Are My Symptoms Typical?
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Joined Oct 31, 2016

You might check your blood for signs of anemia.  You could be passing blood and nor realizing it

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Expert Q&A

Diet & Lifestyle

Q. Are soy products (soy milk, tofu, tempeh, soy sauce) considered healthy food choices for someone with Crohn's disease?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I have been eating vegan for a while and unfortunately it is not helping my Crohn's disease. I am wondering if switching to a paleo diet without meat (only fish and eggs) would be a better choice? Also considering that I have never tried avoiding gluten and have always thought of it as a safe food - so wondering if this might be helpful?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. Is coconut oil ok for vegan CD patients?

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