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Crohn’s & Colitis Community

Get the support you need in managing your Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Participate in discussion boards, hear personal stories, ask questions to our panel of experts and much more.


Our Stories


Author Image Grace
Joined May 2018

I was a sad girl. I wanted to die once and it was a terrible feeling that was in my mind. I got so stressed once that I ... read more

Taking Control of Your Di...

Author Image hbbaum
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

The Chinese Way

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I had my first attack in 1969, following graduation from high school in Western Massachusetts. Unable to determine the s... read more

Community Forum

Stabbing pain Burning sen...
Author Image Sophia1990
Joined Jul 21, 2018

Hi everyone ,    I’m writing to everyone here ...  Very briefly..; I have been diagnosed with mild proctitis in March then wi....

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Daughter diagnoised with ...
Author Image gls191
Joined Jul 20, 2018

How old is your daugher? I would strongly advise against prednisone or any type of medication. Diet and lifestyle changes can completely change ....

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Severe Colitis Bleeding
Author Image charbs
Joined Oct 31, 2016

I had a similar problem .  Ultimately had 23 pints transfused.  I eventually had the collectomy. That stopped the bleeding.

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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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