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Recent content by CrohnsChicago

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    Kind of Feel Like Dying

    @PinkThink - I hope you are recovering well from your gallbladder surgery. Also, I know therapy may not be an option for you, but have you looked at your local Crohn's-Colitis Foundations to see if any support group meetings exist? They are typically held monthly and should be free to attend...
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    Kind of Feel Like Dying

    PinkThink - I am so very sorry to hear you have been struggling with your crohn's and with work. I can relate to feeling like there is no support and also to not having close connections with family. Crohn's itself is an isolating experience and can make connecting to others and feeling...
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    Stress, Anxiety and/or Depression

    You are definitely not alone. I have long suffered from Generalized Anxiety Disorder with Mild Depression and stress management in general. In the past, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and medication have helped me manage my mental health symptoms. I don't always manage uncertainty well. This...
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    Overweight with Crohn's Support Group

    Hi all! It's been a while since i've posted here. I've been in remission for a few years and for a while there I was keeping my weight in good shape. But sudden life changes and work stresses over the past two years have caused my weight to balloon up to about 250lbs which is more than I've...
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    What's that in my underwear?!

    I remember having mucus issues with my crohn's flares. Some crohn's treatment side effects actually seemed to make it worse. It really didn't resolve itself until I managed to find the right meds to put me in remission. Sore bum and bleeding from irritation was also normal, I switched to ultra...
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    Hawkeye'e Fitness Thread

    Hey there! Glad to see you're still here on the forum and able to keep up with your fitness goals. Good luck with your 10k training! I'd love to hear about your current training routine.
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    Newly Diagnosed Osteoarthritis (Knees)

    Hi Friends! It looks like I've officially joined the arthritis club...YAY!:yrolleyes: Does anyone have suggestions on questions or testing I should ask of my GI as it relates to crohns + arthritis? Before this osteoarthritis diagnosis, the only time I would experience anything similar to...
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    "An Amazonian Tribe May Hold The Secret To Better Gut Health"

    Very interesting read about geography and it's influence on gut health. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/06/hunter-gatherer-gut-bacteria_n_6994310.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000030
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    The Head of the FDA is Leaving. Here’s Why That’s a Big Deal.

    The Head of the FDA is Leaving. Here’s Why That’s a Big Deal. It will be interesting to see how this unfolds: http://time.com/3697841/fda-margaret-hamburg-resignation/
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    DNA studdy suggests Neanderthals suffered from Crohn's Disease and Psoriasis

    Here's an article I came across today. Pretty interesting:
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    Scientists Create Drug to Replace Antibiotics

    An article from Time Magazine http://time.com/3560432/alternative-drug-replace-antibiotics/
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    Scientists Create Drug to Replace Antibiotics

    An article from Time Magazine http://time.com/3560432/alternative-drug-replace-antibiotics/
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    Any side effects from Allopurinol / 6-mp combo?

    I'm curious to know from those out there that have or are currently using this combination....have you noticed any additional side effects brought on by starting this medication? I've read a bit about the nausea and skin conditions that may arise from it but I would love to hear from...
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    Iodine - A new site explaining meds from both the clinical and patient perspective

    There's a new site that recently launched (it's still in beta form) that hopes to make it easier for people to navigate and provide info, in plain English, better than other medication info sites such as webMD and drugs.com Sounds very interesting. I'm curious to see how this site develops...
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    FDA report: Women having more drug side effects than men