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83 1 Fri, 15 Dec 2017
I have Crohn s disease for over 30 years and am able to manage it well right know without medications specifically for the Crohn s. However I do have fatty liver disease and some kidney problems as a result I am told from the Crohn s. I get terrible muscle spasms (cramps) at different places all...
208 1 Tue, 5 Dec 2017
lMy question is, I have Chrones disease. I ve been offered treatment option to put off surgery. One is methotrexate, the other is interferon, I was also told about another one. I don t remember the name. I need to decide on the first one, and was told that they side effects are awful. Vomiting,...
6 1 Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Good afternoon. I am having difficulty handling my Crohn s disease without medication and, unfortunately, cannot afford to get the meds I need anymore or even to see my gastro doctor. I am extremely stressed with family issues also. I am almost 30 pounds underweight as a result. Any advice would...
2 1 Tue, 24 Oct 2017
Hi, I have been having excessive head sweating for many years. Started with menopause and over the past few years has been getting impossible. I have Crohns and a fib, but otherwise in good health. 73 years old. My head and face are WET most all the time. My face will turn very red and ice cold...
1 0 Mon, 9 Oct 2017
i was diagnosed with crohns disease in 1996.. i have had 2 bowel resections the last one in 2005... i have been in remission since then, but now i am getting sores lesions and marks on my forearms an my legs.... and i have read some articles on the internet that they are probably being caused...
2 1 Mon, 18 Sep 2017
I was taking Lialda for my Chron s and it was working great. The cost has become a huge issue and I have been switched to sulfasalizine. It has been only one week, but my symptoms are not under control. How long should I give this medicine to start helping?
25 1 Mon, 28 Aug 2017
I have been experiencing extreme cold with pain in my lower front of legs, feet, forearms, hands, fingers, cheeks, nose, ears, chin & lips. Theee part of my body are white and will go bluish sometimes. When I am able to warm up my body ie my legs or hand with a heating pad the areas become numb...
14 1 Mon, 31 Jul 2017
I am concerned as to what is wrong with my 17 yr old daughter. she has chrones disease and started taking birth control pills about 2 months ago. she is not yet sexually active and said that two small sore developed on the outside of her vagina about the time she started taking the pill. since...
26 1 Tue, 18 Jul 2017
I was diagnosed with crohns disease after inflammation in the small intestine was seen. I have never had the bloody diarrhea that comes with crohns. I always had constipation and bloating. I am curious as to if this constipation evolves into diarrhea or if my flare up is having the constipation...
1 0 Tue, 13 Jun 2017
I am 69 year old female. I had an mre with contrast to look at my small bowels (crohns disease). My dr report included on some sequences the marrow signal of the right sacrum and adjacent iliac bone appears heterogeneous and heterogeneous marrow signal about the right sacroiliac joint . He...
2 1 Mon, 29 May 2017
I m a stage 4 crohns patient with a daily tpn, but my blood work has been all over the board. My Dr s aren t all on the same page so it s very worrisome. My nurse says my kidneys are showing signs, should I be concerned with the ,mchc being 31.4,Hemoglobin 11.0,Creatinine,serum...
29 1 Mon, 29 May 2017
I am a 47 year old female that is overweight. I have several symptoms that I am wondering may be related. My doctor does not seem concerned but I am feeling worse and know it is not my normal. I am a breast cancer survivor of 10 years, I have Crohn s disease, and currently have 2 kidney stones,...
8 1 Mon, 15 May 2017
I m a man in his early 30s with crohn s disease in full flare for a few years. I m on a highly restricted diet to allow my body to absorb the food without setting off symptoms. Most days I am able to function well enough. Breakfast is the most likely time to have issues, after that it mostly...
5 1 Fri, 12 May 2017
Almost 4 weeks ago my husband had an open ileocaecal resection with abscess and perforation . He has had spells of low a do pain since, mostly resolved with paracetamol, but today is experiencing sharp pains, intermittently in his left side, halfway between axila and waist.he is also pyrexial.
6 1 Tue, 18 Apr 2017
In December, I had what has been determined to be a severe idiosyncratic reaction to sulfaslazine. It has been explained to me that the long term prognosis is excellent, however it could take up to 18 months to approach my previous level of well being. The receivery at times is very difficult in...
27 1 Tue, 18 Apr 2017
I have Crohn s disease, 18 inches of small bowel & colon removed & resectioning, a total hysterectomy, an appendectomy, & My gallbladder removed. I also have had to have laproscopic twice, & once opened up from My bellybutton down to remove scar tissue. I have had a severe pain in My lower right...
1 0 Sun, 12 Feb 2017
Crohn s patient. Got sick (flu?- but had shot) ~5 weeks ago. At same time was being weaned off Budesconide (down to 1 3 mg pill from 3). Blood, diarrhea. Spoke with dr. And went back to 2 Budesconide. Blood and diarrhea contained. Put back to 3. Symptoms continued. Hips ache, especially at night....
28 1 Fri, 2 Dec 2016
MY DAUGHTER HAS BEEN BATTLING WITH CROHNS FOR THE LAST 4 YEARS. SHE HAS BEEN ON SEVERAL MEDICATIONS SINCE SHE WAS FIRST DIAGNOSED TO INCLUDE 6MP, REMIDACE, PREDNISONE, ASACOL, PENTASA. SHE HAS ALSO UNDERGONE ILEOCOLECTOMY TO RELIEVE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE INFLAMMATION AND ULCERATION. NOW, SINCE THE...
94 1 Wed, 2 Nov 2016
I have been diagnosed with Crohns disease, colitis for 33 years. I have had 3 bowel resections and have just had another colonoscopy because a FIT test was positive. My report says that I have Aphthous ulcers and Anastomotic ulceration, what does this mean?????
207 1 Tue, 25 Oct 2016
my son has suffered for 3 years with pain in his abdomen and lower back which can be ok for months then comes back all of a sudden he is violently sick and has lost up to 3 stone at times the doctors have tested him for crones disease and last time he was there they said his bowel was in spasm...
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