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Our Stories

Ostomy

Author Image Leapyearink
Joined May 2024

Five years ago my "gut blew up". My body, which was always prone to constipation, saw me on the toilet and a s... read more

Long stressful story

Author Image LisaC00
Joined April 2024

I had been sick all of last year to this year I've been in and out of doctors appointments and hospital all told me ... read more

Freedom from fistula

Author Image Julia529
Joined March 2024

My healing journey started when I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitits when I was 23 years old. I was a Flight Attenda... read more

Community Forum

How much is a gold detect...
Author Image Benjamin McLean
Joined Jul 8, 2024

For the past five years, the BR 50 Target Max has excelled in finding underground treasures. Its advanced technology and user-friendly design make it ....

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Rinvoq
Author Image Mattison30
Joined Nov 14, 2018

Is anyone taking Rinvoq for Crohn's Disease? This is my 6th different medication in 6 years. I've been on Rinvoq for a little over 30 days and....

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Boost Your Cognitive Heal...
Author Image Fenella Langley
Joined Jul 12, 2024

Word games are a type of cerebral activity where participants utilize their language abilities to solve problems or overcome challenges. These games a....

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Expert Q&A

Treatment

Q. I was diagnosed with UC a few months ago. I was put on Uceris then Stelara. I have been in remission since I started the Uceris and am tapering off. I have also been recently diagnosed with inappropriate sinus tachycardia (fast resting heart rate), which seemed to start with the UC symptoms. The cardiologist is not worried about it, but cannot explain why it is happening. I have seen that UC can cause a fast heart rate. Is this true? Should it get better if the UC gets better?

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Special Populations

Q. · My son was diagnosed with a Crohn's flare. He started Remicade and methotrexate & having his 3rd infusion next week. More prednisone was also prescribed since his symptoms haven't improved (his doctor said the symptoms might also be side effects of the Remicade). He sleeps all the time, can't work, and is depressed. My son believes the Remicade isn't working and should try Humira. Do you have any recommendations for him?

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Special Populations

Q. I am wondering if there are ways to help reduce my stress levels related to having a chronic illness in the workplace. Should I tell my supervisor that I have IBD? I feel overwhelmed at times at work and feel like I am not able to complete the task needed on time. I am unsure how to cope.

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