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FInding Strength In Pain

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Joined March 2018

Hey Guys, My name is Jordan, and I wanted to share a little bit about myself, and I also wanted to let everyone know tha... read more

Unwanted Flames

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August 2017, I was finally diagnosed with something that would change my life forever. From nausea, to extreme stomach p... read more

Crohns

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I have a 19 year old freshman in college who talked me into even come to this page. She is doing a project regarding Cro... read more

Community Forum

Treatment with Budesonide
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Joined Jul 19, 2013

Budesinide is generally safer than prednisone because it is more targeted to the colon, and has less side effects. That said, it sometimes doesn't wor....

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Entyvio for Children?
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Joined Jul 19, 2013

I am an adult, but I can at least say that this drug was helpful to me, for about 1.5 years. Other patients have seen longer remission from the treatm....

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Methotrexate and humira
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Joined Jul 19, 2013

You are correct. That is the purpose of methotrexate in conjunction with a biologic. They help to suppress the antibodies but it doesn't always work, ....

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Expert Q&A

Disease Education

Q. I was diagnosed with focal Colitis. I feel better, but continued to have frequent urination. Is frequent urination a symptom of Colitis? Is focal Colitis contagious?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. My boyfriend was diagnosed with Crohn's a couple years ago. He did not like the side effects and risks of the medication so decided not to use them. He does "OK" but still has "upset belly" more often than not (more often than he will admit). We try to control his symptoms mainly with diet. He would like to take a natural approach to managing his disease. Can you point us in the right direction... good books, websites, tips...for controlling his symptoms naturally?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I was diagnosed with CD in 2013. My first colonoscopy showed ulceration and strictures in the terminal ileum. I had another colonoscopy about a year after being on Remicade with no signs of CD. I have been off of all medications for about 3 years (mostly due to lack of insurance). Most recent colonoscopy showed perfect small bowel w/3 tiny ulcers in the ileum. Is it possible for Crohns to just "disappear"?

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