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Our Stories

Having IBD

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Joined March 2022

Hi,  I don't want to make my story to long but when I come to America when I was 3 I was 20 pounds and we coul... read more

New Diagnosis

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Joined February 2022

Hi All,Im 36 and from Liverpool UK. Ive come across this site following my diagnosis for UC on the 4th Feb, after 2 mont... read more

Keep on Fighting

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Joined February 2022

If it wasn't for my gallbladder, I don't know how much longer it would have taken to be diagnosed! I was a sopho... read more

Community Forum

Please help, I'm struggli...
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Joined May 25, 2022

Your struggle must be go on and you will reach your goal someday. I believe after getting the help here you will get be become successful and feel com....

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Help losing weight
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Joined May 25, 2022

Weight reduction is a big problem among various people and they need a solution to reduce weight. I believe such helping information here are pretty u....

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Fleeing the complex
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Joined May 5, 2022

Possesses an extremely attractive plot, design the character a simple but equally funny way through each scene. That is fleeing the complex ....

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Expert Q&A

Special Populations

Q. My daughter has taken Humira and is now Stelera for her Crohn’s. It seemed after her injection she develops a localized reaction at the site that last 3days. She takes Zyrtec 3 days prior and 3 days after. She takes Benadryl and Tylenol pre med the injection. She has no antibodies to the drugs and it seems it may be from the filler in the injections. Are there any medications that do not contain these fillers. Or is there another pre med she can take. At this time she is unable to Remicade.

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Special Populations

Q. My 16 year old daughter was diagnosed with UC in October. She has taken steroids and Mesalamine with no relief from the bleeding. They are now wanting to put her on Humira. I am nervous about putting her on biologics and was wondering what some of your experiences have been with using biologics? Can she achieve remission?

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Special Populations

Q. My 23 year old son was diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis. My question is what to expect after we get his current situation under control. The priority is getting him better but am wondering if he will be able to return to his job as an apprentice lineman when he is in remission. He works long hours outside in the heat? I am worried about him getting dehydrated spending so many hours in the sun.

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