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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

Fistulas and surgery
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Joined Jun 23, 2018

Hi, I have Crohn’s and recently started to flare again and got tested so that I could be started on some form of biologic. My tests showed that....

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Specific Carbohydrate Die...
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Joined Jun 23, 2018

Hello all, I'm new here. My husband has CD and was diagnosed in late 2012/early 2013. The past couple weeks, we've been looking at the SCD ....

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Prescription drugs costs ...
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Joined Jun 22, 2018

Maybe try GoodRX and see what kind of prices you get.  I am taking Mesalamine DR and my first script cost me $620 out-of-pocket (thanks BCBS!).&n....

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Expert Q&A

Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I was diagnosed with Crohn's over a month ago and have drastically adjusted my diet along with the medication. My biggest heartbreak is coffee. Do people find it problematic to drink it (only one cup a day) while in remission without it contributing to a new flare up or is it best to be remove it from my diet forever?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I’m wondering what oils my daughter can have. She has been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. I know olive oil is good but vegetable oil is not. What about cotton seed oil, soy bean oil? Palm oil, sunflower oil and hydrogenated vegetable oil? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I was recently diagnosed with a mild case of Crohn's ileitis. I was wondering what diet and lifestyle changes I should make to accommodate to my disease?

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