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Recent content by DougUte

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    Raw vs. boiled vegetables?

    Softening up the raw veggies makes them more digestible.
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    Does prednisone cause shaking?

    You might want to check with a neurologist about having Essential Tremor. ET is a movement disorder. I have been diagnosed with it longer than Crohn's. When my gastro puts me on prednisone for the Crohn's, my ET always gets worse. When off the prednisone, the ET gets better. Can't be a coincidence.
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    Long distance travel and Crohns.

    In 2 weeks my wife and I are going for a two week trip to Indiana. We're going by car because we have stops we want to make along the way. I sometimes have very urgent bowel movements and am a bit worried about if one goes while we are out in the middle of nowhere. Would you suggest I make...
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    Being told I should take FMLA leave.

    I am an auditor for the State of Utah. I do payroll audits on companies paying state unemployment tax. It is coming on performance review time. For the last performance year I have turned in 81 audits, which is 21 more than the minimum for passing. I also have investigations I need to do and I...
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    Friability of Colon

    I just had a colonoscopy, my fifth overall, and found the only possible reason for blood in my stools was an area of friability in my cecum, at the anastomosis site from my surgery in 2010. I had no idea what friability was, but my GI told me yesterday. What I have found on the web is it is a...
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    Blood in Stool

    Unlike a lot of Crohnies, this is new to me. Today I started having blood with my stools. The blood is actually outside of the stool. As of a colonoscopy last spring I did not have hemroids so I am thinking that is not the issue. The blood is bright red which indicates it is happening...
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    Shortness of breath and swollen feet

    The last few weeks I have had swollen feet - appears to be water retention, and for the last month or so I have had shortness of breath. While napping, I have waken up several times gasping for breath. I also have sleep apnea and wear a cpap machine at night, so I have not had the problem then...
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    Injection Malfunctions

    I thought it would be good to have a place we can post about our occasional injection mishaps we have. My wife gives me my injections. Last night I a laying back in the recliner with my headphones on, listening to music, which relaxed me before the shot. Sandy is getting the pen ready. She took...
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    How long does one stay on Humira?

    :sign0085:I have had pain in the right side of my abdomen, at my surgery site. I am on Humira, Budesonide, and Loperimide to control the "D". My "D" has been gradually getting worse over the last few months. More trips to the bathroom, more pain. Yesterday I went to the G.I. and he has put me...
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    Humira approved by FDA for Ulcerative Colitis

    I thought this should be posted here. http://www.drugs.com/newdrugs/fda-approves-humira-ulcerative-colitis-3517.html
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    Study shows IBD flares caused by high altitude?

    I am not about to stop going to places over 6500 ft in elevation just because of this study. I have Crohns, it does not have me. But see this for yourself. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_125600.html
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    Flaring again

    I have been off Prednisone for three Weeks and my flare is back. Also I have been having problems with my Humira injections.I use the pens and for some reason I am not getting all the medicine. Each time I have medicine run down my abdomen from the injection site. Anyway the pain and the D are...
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    I talked to Jessi today. She has asked me to explain to everyone why she is not spending much time on the forum lately. Her family has been going through many trials the last few months. Her husband James had knee surgery, which has taken some time to recover. In the last few Weeks James...
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    Sticky You Are Not A Burden!!!

    Toys, take care of yourself.You can vent here anytime.
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    Traveling with IBD

    Interesting study results. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_121286.html