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Our Stories

New to Crohns

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Joined March 2019

My story is similar to others:  new diagnosis of Crohn's, but in hindsight, this has been going on for years!! ... read more

Frustrated

Author Image kirstenhearnes
Joined March 2019

Dear Crohn's disease, You suck. Even on the days I'm not in pain, everything I do is in your shadow. Going runn... read more

Crohns its a Blast

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Joined March 2019

I was diagnosed in 2009, however in hind-site, my symptoms began in my early teens.  About the age of 13, I had a m... read more

Community Forum

Plantar fascitis pain
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Joined Apr 18, 2019

I had horrible plantar fasciitis pain in my left heal since last May. It was so painful to walk and getting out of bed in the morning was awful.  ....

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Plantar fascitis pain
Author Image Taylor64
Joined Apr 18, 2019

I had horrible plantar fasciitis pain in my left heal since last May. It was so painful to walk and getting out of bed in the morning was awful.  ....

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Has anybody tried medicin...
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Joined Mar 13, 2019

Hi there, I started using CBD as a way to help my symptoms about a year ago. For me, it totally helps me cope. I have found the easiest way for me ....

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Expert Q&A

Disease Education

Q. I was diagnosed last year with CD. I was started on infliximab and had a handful infusions since December. I've gone thru some side effects including intense urinary pain. I've had UTI's more times than I can count. Are urinary issues a common side effect after starting treatment?

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Treatment

Q. I have had Crohn’s since 2001 and have been managing it well for 6 years with infliximab. Side effects have included skin issues. Recently I got strep throat that has recurred 3 times in the last month or so, with about a week between ending the 10-day antibiotics (amoxicillin, penicillin and currently Cefdinir) and subsequent recurrences. Could the medication be wearing down my immune system? Should I talk to my doctor about switching from infliximab to another drug?

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Treatment

Q. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease 15 years ago. Does CD affect fertility? I was also wondering if there has there been any research done about the long term use of biologics and how they can affect fertility. I’m 32 and have been on a biologic for 12 years and can not get pregnant.

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