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No Hope in sight

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Joined January 2020

Hey everyone. I was diagnosed with moderate/severe UC. Was on balsalzide for 3 months as well as prednisone and although... read more

My Crohns story

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Joined January 2020

I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2011. Shortly after I had a joint inflammatory reaction of both my legs that... read more

Crohns Disease

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Joined January 2020

Fargo, ND I have had symptoms of Crohn's disease since April 2017 and was finally diagnosed with Crohn's dise... read more

Community Forum

Entyvio for 17 year old- ...
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Joined Nov 6, 2017

Hi, sorry I haven't been on here in a while. It took a lot of fighting from my doctors to get the insurance company to approve! But, no I don'....

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Entyvio side effects
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Joined Jan 18, 2020

I started Entyvio at the beginning of September 2019 and by mid-November I started having pain in my hands and feet, which then moved to my wrists and....

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Treatment options for UK ...
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Joined Nov 8, 2018

Hi everyone!  I was diagnosed with Collagenous Colitis 5 yrs ago. I have variable stool frequency. Sometimes it's 10/15 a day. Sometimes thin....

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Expert Q&A

Special Populations

Q. I'm 16 and was diagnosed with Crohn's last year. However, I experience severe constipation and have been hospitalized before because of it. Information I read says to eat vegetables when constipated but a lot of the veggies I can't eat because of narrowing. I am currently on methotrexate and I don't want to have to go on biologics. What foods will help with constipation? What other lifestyle and diet changes should be to help with this issue?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. What is your thoughts on using Senna Tea for constipation?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. Will almond milk or peanut butter cause inflammation or will it aggravate Colitis ? I know eating nuts and seeds in their solid natural form is hard to digest but what if the food is in a liquid and or butter form, i.e. almond milk or peanut butter ?

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