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Our Stories

Surgery was the answer fo...

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Joined January 2018

In 1995 I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis.  I was prescribed Sulfasalzine for several years and it worked gre... read more

The search for a Diagnosi...

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Joined January 2018

I worked as a lifeguard for 8 years. Every summer I would look forward to reuniting with coworkers, enjoying the sun and... read more

My story of my CD and get...

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Joined December 2017

Hello.... I am not one for blogging or writing long stores about an illness I still don't understand.. It all ... read more

Community Forum

GASAGSA
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Joined Jan 16, 2018

ASG

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Simponi
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Joined Jan 15, 2018

Did this medicine help?  I'm going to start taking this med soon and wondered how you are doing with it.

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Food Allergy Test
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Joined Jan 15, 2018

I just had a food allergy blood test and it came back with zero allergies.  I'm really upset now.  I was hoping gluten would show up and....

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Expert Q&A

Treatment

Q. My adult daughter was diagnosed with CD in 2013 and started Remicade in 2015. For the past 6 infusions she has had an allergic reaction during the infusion. She is given a steroid than the infusion starts again with no problems. She isn't presently having any flare-up symptoms. Does this mean she should stop Remicade? She is also on methotrexate, but has no relief for RA symptoms, which are getting worse. Do you have any suggestions on meds for both Crohn’s and RA?

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Treatment

Q. I am on Remicade and MTX. The side effects are very hard to live with. I feel tired, often dizzy, run down, and weak. I take the MTX on Sunday night via injection. If I was not semi-retired, I would be in trouble because I could not work Monday or Tuesday each week. Is there a point where the healing is sufficient that I can get off this stuff? Is there healing going on at all? My quality of life was better when I was going to the bathroom all the time

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Treatment

Q. My husband with Crohn's is moving to Humira or another biologic. The problem is he keeps running into issues with the TB blood test coming up indeterminate, and although a follow up CT scan revealed no issue, he is being referred to an infectious disease specialist because they are worried about latent TB. How likely is it that my husband actually has latent TB, or is it showing up indeterminate because of his immunosuppressant? What are his treatment options if he does have latent TB?

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