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Our Stories

My Story

Author Image Alawadhi
Joined August 2022

Its start long ago with abdominal pain and chronic constipation. Recently, I went under three Colonoscopy in less than a... read more

j pouch surgery

Author Image Cachewood
Joined August 2022

A few months ago I was diagnosed with UC I had my colon removed and am setup with a bag currently. Honestly, I am just g... read more

My Story

Author Image sabatins
Joined April 2016

Hi all, Its my first time here. I am 30 years old living in Pennsylvania and I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis ... read more

Community Forum

Child with Crohn's missin...
Author Image Jerry WD
Joined Sep 28, 2022

Our 13-year-old son was diagnosed with Crohn's last year and is currently on Stelara, which is helping somewhat. He missed huge chunks of school l....

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colonoscopies for UC
Author Image sarahroxon
Joined Apr 6, 2022

The colonoscope is introduced through the rectum to the colon. Doctors can view any anomalies thanks to the colonoscope's integrated digital camer....

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REMICADE for years, now a...
Author Image sharase
Joined Sep 27, 2022

REMICADE doesn't appear to be working for her in my opinion, but adding Stelara has to be well watched by a knowledgeable individual. If we utiliz....

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Expert Q&A

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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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Q. I have a 19 year old son who is in college, he is very nervous about sharing a room with someone who doesn’t understand his illness. He is not always vocal about having IBD and does his best to manage without many people knowing when he is in pain, etc. How would you recommend he handle the situation with having a roommate and living with IBD? I feel like he may be having anxiety related to this.

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Q. Hello. I am a mom of a teen daughter who has been diagnosed for just shy of a year. She is often times staying in her room, avoiding friendships, and even refusing to eat at times. I am worried she might be depressed related to having a chronic illness. Are there things I can do to help as her mom? Ways to teach her to cope with her illness? Anything would help!

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