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Battles with UC

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Joined January 2018

I was diagnosed with UC in 2008 and it has been hard coping with a chronic condition.  Understanding that your life... read more

How I conquered IBD and d...

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Joined January 2018

I was diagnosed with IBD 6 years ago, on my 10th birthday. Not the best birthday present, right? I didn't reall... read more

no colon still rollin

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Joined January 2018

Being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis at 16 years old was a hard pill to swallow. Being someone who hated taking pills... read more

Community Forum

Diagnosed Crohns mid-late...
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Joined Feb 19, 2018

Hey, My name is Gerrard and I'm 24 from the UK. I was recently diagnosed with Crohns disease in August of last year and currently my body hasn't respo....

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Dating with a Disabilty
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Joined Feb 15, 2018

I don't have an answer for you, but I wanted to say you're not alone.  My previous relationship was very serious and my medical issues....

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Taxes and Medical Deducti...
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Joined Feb 15, 2018

Hello, I am trying to figure out how to properly file my medical deductions. Is there a special kind of CPA division that specializes in patients or w....

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Expert Q&A

Treatment

Q. I am switching to Humira from Remicade due to infusion reaction. What dose and timing of oral prednisone do you recommend to prevent reaction to Humira?

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Disease Education

Q. I have ulcerative colitis. I have lost about 20 lbs in the last two months. Is that normal amount of weight loss?

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Disease Education

Q. I am 22 years old and have had Crohn's and ulcerative colitis since I was 5 years old. I just got over a bad flare up and a recent scope shows inflammation is almost gone. However, I have constant pain in the right side of lower abdomen that will not go away. The pain is interfering with daily activities. I have been in and out of the hospital and seen my doctor numerous times and no one seems to figure out how to decrease this pain. Any tips of how to deal with the pain?

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