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Our Stories

Sharing My Story

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Joined March 2017

I was diagnosed with CD when I was 16 years old and have been finding a way to deal with multiple surgeries, treatments,... read more

The Truth About Living wi...

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Joined March 2017

When I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis as a young thirteen year old, I didn’t even know what it meant. All I... read more

Sharing My Story

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Joined February 2017

Hi All, I was diagnosed with UC when I was 4 years old and have been finding a way to deal with multiple surgeries, t... read more

Community Forum

Possible Crohns?
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Joined Mar 27, 2017

Hey everyone, I'm in the works of finding out if I possibly have Crohns. I wanted an opinion on my symptoms from people who have experienced this,....

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Liver Damage from Mercapt...
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Joined Mar 27, 2017

Has anyone had liver damage from taking Mercaptopurine (6-MP) long term? I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2007, and was steroid dependen....

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Only Temporary Relief...
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Joined Dec 22, 2016

Welcome to my world. My advice is stay away from specialists. Go to general practitioners till you find the right one. I found a gp who suffered from ....

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Expert Q&A

Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I have Crohn's Disease and I’m having a hard time coping with this disease. My furry friends are the only ones that are interested in hanging with me in the bathroom and stay with me while I am in flare up mode. Is it possible to get a service dog with a condition like CD? How do I go about getting a “service animal”?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. Do patients have better control of their disease when they communicate with other patients? (through support groups, camps. Online forums, etc)

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Disease Education

Q. Is there an association between comorbidities of neurological conditions and IBD? Dysbiosis is also linked to recovery from neurologic conditions, could this be a link?

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