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    Starting Humira, What to expect?

    I got my delivery of Humira this morning and I have been told they are coming to administer my loading dose tomorrow. I just don't know what to expect... I am 5 months post op ileo. Crohns symptoms rearing their ugly head again so been suggested for Humira. -Does it hurt to inject? -How...
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    So annoyed at myself..

    I haven't been on here for ages, but 8 weeks ago I had emergency ileostomy surgery, my self-esteem has plummeted and as a result I feel like it is putting a massive strain on my relationship. He's known about my Crohns from the start (we've been together like 18 months) I know it's not forever...
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    Can we rally round some support?

    I have shared a status on my personal facebook page, which was really hard to write about a horrible experience last night. I wondered if we can raise some awareness and share it around, people need to know. https://www.facebook.com/hollyshorter
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    Complicated TTC and period muddle.

    Hi everyone, I am on Aza and Pentasa, currently not flaring. Came off Pred in March, although I am not actively TTC. I am currently unprotected, my period usually falls on the 16th of every month. No period as yet, although it's only the 19th. But I took a test and it was negative. I also...
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    Pred Weight Gain feeling Deflated

    So I have been on my second course of Prednisolone from December 23rd till March 23rd. and I have put on 21 ish lbs taking me from 8 stone to 9 and 1/2 stone. I need to get some of this weight off, I have been doing the diet and exercise for the past two weeks ish, and I seem to have put on...
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    Pred, Ex-Boyfriends, New Boyfriends.

    Urgh! Really need this vent. If any of you read my posts you will know that I split up with my long long long term boyfriend about 6/7 months ago. and then I got a new boyfriend who is awesome (he is still on the scene) But then I had 2 family bereavements within 3 weeks of each other...
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    Sickness on new pain killers..

    My last post was about advice on new pain killers, after the post I went to GP and she prescribed Nefopam or Acupan. The prescribed dose was 2, 3 times a day, after 1 I was drowsy and heaving. When I took ONE again, same story, thought nausea could be down to illness though so I continued to...
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    Best over the counter pain relief?

    I am in a LOT of pain right now... "Welcome to Flareville" I am in the UK, Paracetamol doesn't touch the pain, research and doctors suggest no codeine and no ibuprofen! So what do people take when the pain is like this? Usually I battleaxe through it but this is the worst I have had in a long...
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    Started Smoking...

    I know a lot of people on this forum write posts about quitting smoking etc. Because of it's links to flares and other much worse problems. But, over the last 6 months... I don't want to go too much into it, but I have had a lot of bad things happen.. I got dumped by my partner of 6 years, and...
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    Quest to lose weight!

    I am on a quest to lose a bit of podge, and get fit and healthy and obviously this can be a challenge for us Crohnies, and I am quite a fan of 'fitspo' inspiration sites for fitness tips and motivation, I am also obviously a fan of Crohns sites for positive thinking etc. So I have created a...
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    Who's gonna want me now?

    Boyfriend of 6 years has left me, and I am not taking it well at all. Well, I've dealt with the break up, now it's just getting on with life. Who's going to love me? A disease ridden 20 year old. My self-esteem is on the floor. I feel like I will never find anyone who will love me when I am...
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    Why do I do this to myself?

    A few weeks ago I was on holiday, it was the first day, and after a 5 hour car journey I started to have an ache in what I presumed is my Colon, and as the day progressed it got worse and worse and worse. My walking speed was similar to a dying snail. Pain was unbearable and we were in a small...
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    Severe Pain from my Colon maybe? help

    Okay so... On Tuesday (Today is still Thursday for 1 more hour for me) I started getting little twinges of pain on my right side, on and above my hip. On Tuesday night they proceeded to get worse to the point where I stood up and had to sit down straight away because it was hurting so badly...
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    Mums on Holiday, coping on my own.

    My mum went on her first foreign holiday in 30 years a week ago, and she's due back in 5 days, my dad (as lovely as he is) is useless! He won't wash/cook/clean (he won't even have the heating on) and living in Manchester in the UK. It's chilly! So I have adopted the role of mum even though she...
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    Putting Weight on that I don't want! Help!?!

    So... I am currently coming out of a flare. I have had my Imuran/Azathioprine increased to 125mg and I have to take 4g of Pentasa and I am feeling a lot better. No more D!!! :poop: Anyway. I am 5ft 6in = 167cm I weigh 9 stone now. (57.1kg or 126lbs) When I was in my flare I went down to...
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