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Our Stories

Be patient and be your be...

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Joined June 2019

Hi all! I would not normally share my story as its VERY lengthy, but Ill try to be brief. I am 49 years old. I was diagn... read more

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

Community Forum

budesonide anyone with ex...
Author Image 2015Girl
Joined Jun 24, 2019

Has anyone been on this medication? I see my gastroenterologist July 18 and he is out for 2 weeks and he prescribed me budesonide until he gets b....

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budesonide
Author Image 2015Girl
Joined Jun 24, 2019

Has anyone been on this medication? I see my gastroenterologist July 18 and he is out for 2 weeks and he prescribed me budesonide until he gets b....

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IBD-AID Diet
Author Image Redrockgal
Joined May 30, 2019

I know that this is an old post. I have been using the IBD-AID diet. I have also cut out some other foods. It has helped me a lot. As far as food alle....

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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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