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It Takes Guts

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Joined March 2020

My senior year of high school was filled with amazing memories, many friends, and excitement for college and the future.... read more

Talias Crohns Story

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Joined February 2020

Hi my name is Talia and November 8th 2019 I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. Going from being an independent 19 y... read more

Life with Crohns and the ...

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Joined February 2020

I am 29 living with Crohn's Disease.  I was diagnosed at age 16.  I was a Freshman in High School when I s... read more

Community Forum

What helped me
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Joined Apr 4, 2020

YES TO VITAMIN D!!! I was diagnosed with UC in 2012 then Crohns in 2014. I've been virtually medication free for 4 years. I take 4.5 mg of low-....

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Thymus extract
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Joined Apr 4, 2020

I'm curious about this, too. I usually follow an autoimmune paleo protocol (AIP) to manage symptoms. Bone broth is everything when I'm in a fl....

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Flare up
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Joined Apr 4, 2020

Hi there, Congrats on being medication free for 8 months! I was diagnosed with UC back in 2012 and then Crohns in 2014, and have been virtually med....

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Expert Q&A

Disease Education

Q. I am concerned about the Coronavirus. I have Crohn’s and I’m on a biologic. Are there any particular concerns or precautions IBD patients should take?

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Disease Education

Q. Does pancolitis affect life expectancy? Also, what is the risk of colon cancer in people with pancolitis?

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Treatment

Q. I have Crohn's and began taking Remicade in 2017 with no issues. At the end of 2019 I started having pains in joint/muscle. The pain started in the thighs, moved to the knees. It moves around the body to different joints daily or every 2-3 days. It gets bad into the evenings and calms down during the day. I also have a rash around the under arms and itchy welts that appear on the torso once in a while usually the size of a golf ball. Can these symptoms be from the Crohn or medication?

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