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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

How long has it taken to ...
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Joined Jan 21, 2018

I've requested it twice and never have gotten it. It's been  3 months since the 1st time I requested it. Has anyone had this before? I ev....

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PSA: What do you call alt...
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Joined Jul 19, 2013

That's just called medicine. Which means it ceases to be alternative medicine, which means alternative medicine has not been proven to work, and m....

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Remicade and Psoriasis
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Joined May 22, 2018

I also had psoriasis along with Crohn’s and failed on Remicade. Doctor put me on Humira and no more Psoriasis however I still have Crohn’s....

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Expert Q&A

Disease Education

Q. I was diagnosed with focal Colitis. I feel better, but continued to have frequent urination. Is frequent urination a symptom of Colitis? Is focal Colitis contagious?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. My boyfriend was diagnosed with Crohn's a couple years ago. He did not like the side effects and risks of the medication so decided not to use them. He does "OK" but still has "upset belly" more often than not (more often than he will admit). We try to control his symptoms mainly with diet. He would like to take a natural approach to managing his disease. Can you point us in the right direction... good books, websites, tips...for controlling his symptoms naturally?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I was diagnosed with CD in 2013. My first colonoscopy showed ulceration and strictures in the terminal ileum. I had another colonoscopy about a year after being on Remicade with no signs of CD. I have been off of all medications for about 3 years (mostly due to lack of insurance). Most recent colonoscopy showed perfect small bowel w/3 tiny ulcers in the ileum. Is it possible for Crohns to just "disappear"?

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