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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

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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

will weight loss help a h...
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Joined May 27, 2019

The Best On-line Weight Loss Programs For Emotional Predators Hands down I have found that kcal shifting diets are the best on the net fat loss p....

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Advice with bleeding
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Joined May 25, 2019

Could really do with some advice for my 14 year old son. Diagnosed with UC 6 months ago and Currently takes 4.8g octasa. Original symptoms were chroni....

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Dealing with flares
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Joined May 4, 2019

I hope you will be fine soon. 

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Expert Q&A

Disease Education

Q. I was diagnosed in 1997 with large bowel Crohn’s. I have been on it all, and have only been in remission a few times, not very long. Recently, my doctor told me my disease had inactive Crohn’s and he is saying it is IBS with my Crohn’s. How can I be inactive, if I have massive diarrhea 4-5 hours a day every day? What is inactive Crohn’s?

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Treatment

Q. I have had the diagnosis of Crohn's Disease since 1992. In the past 10 years or so, I have had occasional iritis when my Crohn's is flaring. My GI doesn't seem to be concerned, but my optometrist is worried about using steroids too much on my eyes and that it might cause glaucoma. How concerned should I be about using steroid drops on my eyes every 3-6 months?

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Disease Education

Q. I was diagnosed with UC in May of 2018. I am 21 and spent 4 weeks in the hospital in August 2018 with a severe flare up. After being on Prednisone, starting Humira, etc. I have not had a period in several months. Is this normal? I am on Amatiza for constipation and I also diet(Keto). I am also experiencing a lot of anxiety from all of this. Could the medication or the diet be the reasons why I have not had a period in months?

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