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This darn UC

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Joined December 2022

Hi all, I was dignosed with UC in 2017. Since then my life has completely changed and I am changed too. After 6 years... read more

Twin boys

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Joined December 2022

My twin sons were diagnosed over years ago with Crohn's, presenting very differently. Ben was severely malnourished,... read more

Newly diagnosed

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Joined December 2022

I started with abdominal pain, constipation, no appetite,weight lose. Thought I had another diverticulitis attack. Had o... read more

Community Forum

Any suggestions for good ...
Author Image Belinda Mc
Joined Feb 7, 2023

I am having difficulty in finding water I can drink that doesn't cause pain & bloating, or diarreahea. I'm hoping someone can suggest a wa....

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skin breaking down around...
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Joined Feb 7, 2023

I am the spouse of a Crohn's patient. He also has alzheimers and is beginning to have trouble caring for his ostomy himself.  This morning he....

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Study Abroad
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Joined May 1, 2021

 If you are looking for a plumber in Steinbach, you might be overwhelmed by the number of plumbing companies available. You should know that some....

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Expert Q&A

Special Populations

Q. I am wondering if there are ways to help reduce my stress levels related to having a chronic illness in the workplace. Should I tell my supervisor that I have IBD? I feel overwhelmed at times at work and feel like I am not able to complete the task needed on time. I am unsure how to cope.

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Special Populations

Q. My son was diagnosed with Crohn's at the end of March 2022. He was put on Humira, developed antibodies and was switched to Remicade. He received his 3rd induction dose of Remicade on Sept 8 (his levels look good with no antibodies, and C-reactive is back to normal). He is still having diarrhea 1-2 times per day with some cramping (down from 6-7/day early summer). When should we expect these symptoms to improve?

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Q. My 14 year old has been in "remission" for about 1 year now and still receives the remicade infusions every 8 weeks, but with this new school year she is now experiencing sort of panic attacks/anxiety. I've made her appointment with pediatrician but looking to see if this is common in youth with an IBD?

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