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My Childhood IBD Story

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Joined July 2020

I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when I was two years old and recently graduated college. In the link below is a ... read more

Not Backpacking This Year

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Joined June 2020

I was diagnosed in 2015 with Crohn's Disease, when I was 29. However I have had stomach problems since I was 20 year... read more

Invisible Illness that ch...

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Joined May 2020

This past year has been one hell of a year to say the least. I faced the biggest challenges with my health physically an... read more

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AFRICAN SPIRITUAL HEALER ...
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Joined Oct 27, 2020

Lost Love / Breakup Spells Casting one of the effective love spells can make someone whose love had erupted get over his/ her heals again and start s....

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GENUINE LOVE ATTRACTION S...
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Joined Oct 27, 2020

Everyone wants to be loved unconditionally. We desire to find a person who loves us the way no other person has ever done to us. Many of us also desir....

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MAMA KHULUSUM THE STRONGE...
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Joined Oct 27, 2020

It is my Destiny to offer my psychic advice and spiritual guidance to serve others. Life is a journey and each one of us deserves to enjoy the ride. Y....

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Expert Q&A

Treatment

Q. I have Crohns and had a permanent ileostomy 10 years ago. I have been having great health with minimal issues. But lately I feel like I have flares, fatigue, stomach aches, eye inflammatory issues, more frequently. Since I have an ostomy it is not the usual bloody diarrhea flares. I am not taking any medication since my surgery. Should I be taking medication?

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Disease Education

Q. Is it normal to have problems with sex while in a flare? I am a young woman with UC and I would like to know if there is anything that can be done about pain during sex?

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Disease Education

Q. My partner has been diagnosed with Crohn’s Ileitis and she has been having terrible flare ups - always at night - her stomach swells to the size of a big balloon and is rock hard. The pain is unbearable for her. It is very difficult to watch and I feel so helpless. I have two questions: 1) Is this a normal effect of Crohn’s 2) What can I give her to ease the pain?

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