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Our Stories

My years of experience

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I am a closeted Crohn's patient!  I say this with much humor and a great deal of self-esteem. I have always att... read more

Inspirational

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Joined March 2017

In 1979 I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease.  I was told my condition was severe and I needed surgery immediat... read more

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

Community Forum

Crohn's disease
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Joined Sep 4, 2016

Hi Whitney! My name is Emily & I'm 17. I have Crohn's. If you ever want to talk, email me at emilypie2320@gmail.com :)

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People Judging Me
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Joined Sep 4, 2016

Hi!! I understand. If you ever want to talk, email me at emilypie2320@gmail.com

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I've completely removed a...
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Joined Nov 1, 2013

This is really encouraging to hear. I have always been a health nut, personal trainer/athlete and when I was diagnosed back in 2011 I had a really har....

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Expert Q&A

Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I have IBD and I’m looking for good breakfast ideas. It seems no matter what I eat in the morning it goes right through me.

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Treatment

Q. I understand that patients can lose response to biologics after a few years? Is it worth the risk of taking a biologic given the potential side effects like cancer or PML?

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Disease Education

Q. I am scheduled for a colonoscopy. What test result information is important to know? What questions should I ask the doctor following the procedure?

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