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Our Stories

Going Global with Crohns

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I was diagnosed with Crohns Disease in the beginning of my senior year of high school. I had symptoms about a year leadi... read more

Hate crohns disease

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I wake up every morning and think why me, I’m only 16 and I got  diagnose a year and a half now, I’m so... read more

Still ill

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My son was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis after a horrific car accident.  He also suffers with duodenal ulcers f... read more

Community Forum

Meeting People With Crohn...
Author Image JoeSoup
Joined Aug 20, 2018

Heyo! My name's Joseph, but you can call me Joe or Joey if you'd like. I'm 19 and I've been diagnosed with Crohn's disease since D....

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Ulcerative Colitis and Wh...
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Joined Aug 20, 2018

Hi everyone. I have had Ulcerative Colitis since I was 15 years old. I hid my symptoms for about 6 months because I was embarrassed and scared until ....

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Due to start Remicade
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Joined Jul 19, 2013

Many of us have. I was treated with Remicade for a year with no side effects, and it seemed to be effective for that year until my antibodies decided ....

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Expert Q&A

Disease Education

Q. I was diagnosed with UC about a year ago after suffering from constant diarrhea, nighttime urgency, and abdominal pain for the year prior. Since my diagnosis I have been consistently taking Mesalamine and 6-MP, and my symptoms have mostly subsided, but I still have not had any signs of solid stools. Is this all I can hope for in remission, or should I consider changing medications?

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Disease Education

Q. I have Crohn's Disease of the large intestines without complications. My question is my G.I. doctor wants me to have a colonoscopy every year. Is this necessary to do annually?

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Disease Education

Q. I am having a period about every 2 weeks since being diagnosed in May. I just finished a two month treatment of budesonide (steroid). Is this typical or should I consult with my OB/GYN? I am 48 so I often get a response that I am perimenopausal.

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