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Our Stories

New to Crohns

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Joined March 2019

My story is similar to others:  new diagnosis of Crohn's, but in hindsight, this has been going on for years!! ... read more

Frustrated

Author Image kirstenhearnes
Joined March 2019

Dear Crohn's disease, You suck. Even on the days I'm not in pain, everything I do is in your shadow. Going runn... read more

Crohns its a Blast

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Joined March 2019

I was diagnosed in 2009, however in hind-site, my symptoms began in my early teens.  About the age of 13, I had a m... read more

Community Forum

Seton Placement
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Joined Oct 31, 2016

On more than one occasion I’ve Had a doctor tell me I must have a high tolerance for pain. Not sure how to take it. I don’t WANT to suffer....

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What is advisable or sugg...
Author Image Ethan
Joined May 18, 2019

I've lived with chrons for 25 years and have talked to lots of people and lots of doctors, and the only thing that's certain about diet is thi....

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Biologics and moderate Cr...
Author Image Ethan
Joined May 18, 2019

Most of these drugs are too new for longitudinal studies, but all the evidence suggests they are relatively safe.  That's the key: RELATIVELY....

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Expert Q&A

Disease Education

Q. My Crohn’s Disease onset occurred when I got pregnant in 2013. Since the diagnosis and treatments I've noticed my flares almost always coincide with my menstrual cycle. Whether small pains or complete bowl obstruction flares, trouble times are always just before or occurring with my bleeding. Is this just me or is this a known factor?

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Disease Education

Q. I have had resolving ulcerative colitis for several years; It is kept in check mostly through Asacol, then Lialda, and now generic mesalamine. Since switching to the generic, I have had very frequent burping, at times almost constantly. I have tried taking the medicine at a different time and with a full meal, and nothing seems to help. I know this is minor considering what some people deal with, but is there anything I can do to help with the burping?

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Treatment

Q. I have been using Remicade treatment for 5 months. I have been getting skin ulcers, or boils since beginning use of this form of treatment. These not only look nasty but are very painful. This is my third skin issue. Is this a common side effect?

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