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    My Doctor Advised Me to Stop Remicade.

    Hi everyone! I have been on Remicade for more than one year, and received 10 infusions so far. I had one scope prior to the 4th infusion, and it seemed that my ulcers had 99% healed at that time. (though I always have symptoms like minor pain or diarrhea) Yesterday, I talked with my doctor...
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    Anyone studying/working in the UK as a foreigner?

    Hi there, Though I thought I would choose an US school, now it turns out that I am going to stay in London for my graduate study for several years. I know nothing about how should a crohnie survive there. Well, I know that there is a NHS in the UK. But does it cover medical expenses for...
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    Dear Crohn's, could you please rest any longer? I need to work!

    I gave me 6 months of pain free time after I introduced Remicade to you. I had been working efficiently and we are approaching a result for the project and now you COME BACK! I really do not want to see you again, especially so soon! I am doing research and prepare for PhD application this year...
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    Can Remicade stop working after only 5 infusion?

    Hi there. I started Remicade last Christmas. Though I never feel get a full remission because of sporadic abdominal pains and diarrhea, my last endoscope at the end of March shows that all ulcers have been healed, except for some minor erosion at the ileocecal valve. The doctor told me Remicade...
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    May have to give up Remicade after 3 infusions

    Hi all, I received Remicade infusions since the last Christmas. Generally speaking, Remicade works for me. I felt great on stool these days, and the pain level is lowered to my "Predisone days". Following each of them, I will experience significant fatigue, dizziness and difficulty in sleeping...
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    Experience of my first infusion: pls response

    Hi all, I have got my first Remicade infusion right before Christmas. It was OK during the 3-hour infusion, and then I went home. Since then I felt really sleepy and dizzy. Cannot work any more for the past 5 days. The belly pain seems to be better: it comes several times each day, with lower...
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    Is there anyone who tried medication for tuberculosis?

    More than one doctor told me that my situation is more likely linked to CD, but we cannot preclude the possibility of intestine tuberculosis.(my TB.TSPOT result is marginally positive) So I have been taking anti-tuberculosis pills for 2 months. Now I still feel pains and fatigue. My body...
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    CD? ITB? How did your doctor diagnose

    I was firstly diagnosed with UC one year ago. 3 months ago I was told it looked more like CD after my 4th scope and pathological tests. I have been taking Mesalazine for 10months. Recently I got fistula. A doctor recommended me to take a T-SPOT.TB to rule out the possibility of tuberculosis, and...
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    Fistula?! It comes so fast!

    My symptoms, diarrhea and bellyache, began in early 2011. They were "cured" as I thought, but reappeared one year ago and some months later I was diagnosed with CD. But I was not prepared for complications like fistula. Today the doctor tells me the reason I feel uncomfortable with my anus is...
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    She promised to remember the healthy "me"

    When my doctor asked me "did you hear about Crohn's disease", I realized I had to face the least thing I want to know. Diarrhea stared after a lot of antibiotics taken, when I was still a sophomore student in 2011 and began dating my first girlfriend. I thought everything was ok when the...
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