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Recent content by Mapper

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    Variation in MTX side effects?

    I've been taking Methotrexate for about 3 months and the side effects haven't been that bad, mainly some mild nausea. But holy cow, I feel like I've been hit by a truck this week! Nausea, diarrhea and fatigue, all making me feel really down. I took it two nights ago and felt horrible...
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    Drugs and Lactation Database

    When I was breastfeeding, my GI doctors didn't have any information about what medications were safe for breastfeeding. This database is very useful, and contains all the standard Crohn's medications. I wish I had this resource back then: "Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) - A...
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    C-sections and gut flora in babies

    Here is a recent article which talks about the effect of delivery method on the gut flora of newborns. Basically, studies show that babies delivered by C-section have altered gut flora which persists for at least six months after birth. Breastfeeding does not seem to change this alteration of...
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    LOFFLEX Elimination Diet

    Anyone else trying this diet? I would like to compare notes. I tried the basic diet, but quickly felt worse. Turns out I was sensitive to foods on the "generally safe" list, so now I am trying foods one at a time. I miss food with flavor! It's also hard making 3 meals a day for the rest of...
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    Oral Methotrexate?

    I noticed a lot of people are having MTX injections. I am taking it orally 15 mg once a week. Is anyone else taking tablets? Just curious. I've been on it 5 weeks now, no real improvement in symptoms, but the Doc said it could take 3-6 months to be effective.
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    Dealing with Crohn's in a new country

    Hi, I just joined and thought I would introduce myself. I am from the US and currently living in the UK, South West London area. I've been here a year and am having to learn a lot to navigate the health care system here, since it's so different! I was diagnosed with Crohn's about 15 years...
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