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Recent content by GoJohnnyGo

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    Not sure if anyone remembers me

    I've been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease for 22 years, Ankylosing Spondylitis a few years ago. Have done very well since a bowel resection, but am now finding myself about to start Remicade -- primarily for the AS, although my Crohn's is also acting up.
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    Ozzy Osbourne will pay for your colonoscopy

    Not a joke. http://loudwire.com/ozzy-osbourne-free-colonoscopy/
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    New Canadian website, new name for annual fundraiser

    Launched today: http://www.gutsywalk.ca/ It replaces the Heel 'N' Wheel-A-Thon and takes place June 10th in cities and towns across Canada.
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    Phase 2 trial of antibiotic results in significant remission rates

    http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/731851 Still fairly early into the study, but what promising news! Apparently, you need to subscribe to this link's site. Without posting the entire article (copyright issues), here's the first few paragraphs.
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    IBD not an autoimmune disease, new research suggests

    LINK Interesting tangent.
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    Study: Lower risk of surgery for kids than previously thought

    http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/642740.html Saw this, thought I'd pass it on.
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    Anyone have issues with Methocarbamol?

    The active ingredient in over-the-counter back pain medicine Robaxacet. No literature mentions issues with IBD. Need a little relief until the Imuran kicks in.
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    Started Imuran today

    Hopefully it'll help with the Crohn's, although it is being mainly prescribed for Ankylosing Spondylitis.
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    Canada approves clinical trials for stem cell therapy for Crohn's

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    New diagnostic test for IBD may reduce need for endoscopies

    LINK Kind of good news. I guess it screens out those who really don't need endoscopies.
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    Attn Canadians: CCFC survey input needed

    Attn Canadians: CCFC washroom access survey - input needed http://www.ccfc.ca/English/index.html Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey. The national body is collecting data as a preliminary step in campaigning for public washroom access legislation. Such legislation would be a...
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    Researchers discover chemical which may prompt UC remission

    LINK Interesting. McMaster University is one of the leading research schools in Canada.
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    Occipital Neuralgia

    Basically, it feels like someone has taken a baseball bat to the back of my neck and is now holding me in a headlock. The epicenter of the pain is in the C5 and C6 vertebrae (base of my neck) pressing on the nerve, radiating upwards into the rear right of my skull and between the eyes, and...
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    Dietary protein (meat, fish) linked to IBD: French study

    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6535SG20100604 Everything causes Crohn's it seems.
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    Another big Canadian Crohn's fundraiser: Heel and Wheel-a-thon

    Okay, I'm not ashamed to be a relentless pimp. June means various Heel and Wheel-a-thons across Canada. Bike, run, skateboard, walk. http://www.heelnwheelathon.ca/EN/index.html Help out if you can.