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Our Stories

Life With a Rare GI Condi...

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Joined May 2021

My journey with IBD began in January of 2018. I started suffering from extreme GERD, stomach pain, loss of appetite. Thi... read more

My Life With UC

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Joined April 2021

As a child, I was always sick - stomach flu, sore throats, ear infections, constant diarrhea. No one seemed to know why,... read more

My life with my disease

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Joined March 2021

Hi. My name is Leora. I started feeling an awful pain in my stomach a little over a year ago.  The pain quickly sp... read more

Community Forum

Do biologics help UC/side...
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Joined Oct 18, 2021

I am 8yrs in being diagnosed with UC. I have been on immurand for about 5yrs. Outbreaks having been getting worse over last couple years. Taking predn....

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Remicade to Renflexis
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Joined Oct 18, 2021

Hi I am a 52 year old male. I have been battling Crohn's for 30 years now. I had small bowel resection 13 years ago. I switched to Renflexis from ....

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Fistula, can be healed wi...
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Joined Oct 14, 2021

Hello About 16 years ago I had a couple scenarios of having abscesses in my buttocks area. They were popped at the ER and it was extremely painful.....

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Expert Q&A

Diet & Lifestyle

Q. How does one find the proper nutrition plan when you have Crohn’s & Hashimoto’s. Not only that but I have issues digesting meat, I’m gluten sensitive, lactose intolerant & I was first diagnosed w/ IBS-C (emphasis on C) I’ve gone in circles for 6 years trying to figure out the nutrition by myself & my brain is fried. I’ve also done the autoimmune protocol several times & now I’m here.

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I have Crohn's disease and have already had two surgeries. I am currently taking Stelara every 6 weeks which is not strong enough. So my doctor has added Budesonide. I am still having problems even though I take both these medications and eat basically grill chicken and salads. I can not figure out what options I have when it comes to what to eat. I am getting burnt out on grilled chicken. Can you help with some different food options?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. Hello, I was just in the hospital a few weeks ago. The doctor diagnosed me with Colitis and my questions is "What diet would you recommend?". I am writing down what I eat, but it's minimal since now I'm afraid to eat. I cut out meats, coffee, hot sauce and alcohol. What vegetables are ok to consume and which do I avoid? I appreciate any feedback.

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