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Ulcerative Colitis in the...

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Joined June 2019

I am a 62 year old female, diagnosed with UC 2 years ago. I had been on oral mesalamine, which worked for 3 months until... read more

Worried

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Joined June 2019

 Im 16 and i have crohns. Happy sweet 16 to me I guess. I found out late last year. I threw up and had narrowing. O... read more

Crohns Veteran

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Joined May 2019

Living with Crohn’s disease has been tough. I have lost a lot from it since being diagnosed around Halloween in 19... read more

Community Forum

What's next?
Author Image MoiMeme
Joined Jun 15, 2019

I'm sorry you are having such a rough time. I also teach, and getting from my trailer, past the locked school door and down a 75-yard hallway to a 2-s....

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22, unremarkable MRI, goi...
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Joined Jun 14, 2019

Since the end of April I've had a full-pressure feeling in my lower right side that started with some intense sharp pain. Thought it was my append....

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Anxiety attacks
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Joined Jun 14, 2019

I was diagnosed in 2013 with ulcerative colitis and treated with mesalamine. I have chronic active disease. My question is I often have anxiety attack....

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Expert Q&A

Treatment

Q. I have been on infliximab for about 3 months and my hair been coming out and has become really thin. Can this be as a result or the medication or something else. What can be done to stop the hair loss?

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Disease Education

Q. I was diagnosed in 1997 with large bowel Crohn’s. I have been on it all, and have only been in remission a few times, not very long. Recently, my doctor told me my disease had inactive Crohn’s and he is saying it is IBS with my Crohn’s. How can I be inactive, if I have massive diarrhea 4-5 hours a day every day? What is inactive Crohn’s?

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Treatment

Q. I have had the diagnosis of Crohn's Disease since 1992. In the past 10 years or so, I have had occasional iritis when my Crohn's is flaring. My GI doesn't seem to be concerned, but my optometrist is worried about using steroids too much on my eyes and that it might cause glaucoma. How concerned should I be about using steroid drops on my eyes every 3-6 months?

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