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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

Prescription drugs costs ...
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Joined Jun 18, 2018

Thanks for the suggestion. I also had to pay a similar amount of $379 for a one month supply of Apriso (mesalamine). I had insurance from Cigna with a....

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Not your typical Crohn's ...
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Joined Jun 24, 2018

Just an observation but I've noticed from replies and other forums that most people who suffer from constipation seem to also suffer from abscesses/fi....

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Not your typical Crohn's ...
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Joined Jun 24, 2018

I suffer from a cycle of constipation with extreme pain and bloating alternating with uncontrollable diarrhea and bowel incontinence. I've also had mo....

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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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