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Recent content by Paul Cronk

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    "Rush" on Waking

    I have Crohn's which I am currently treating with Prednisone 15mg. One long term symptom is that I wake in the morning (whether 6 or 7) feeling immediately fine. Within a few seconds I get a clearly defined warm "rush" feeling in the right of bowel area, like a tube of warm water being squeezed...
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    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Would anybody like to suggest to me a strain for growing which is: - more anti-inflammatory than others - easy to germinate and grow outdoors - relatively short for concealed growth Thanks for anybody who has a suggestion.
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    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    You can make the butter simply enough but the quantity of herb needed is quite high so it's the kind of thing that can be done when a grower harvests the bud and wants to extract more from the top leaves. Or when they find old jars of 2008 need using up. The technique is simple: boil water...
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    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Sticking my neck out here as it is illegal in France. However, maybe the mature middle class white guys should put themselves on the line where others are more vulnerable. I am retired so cannot lose my business. It helps big time. It is the only thing for me which controls nausea, enables me...
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    Tree Bark

    Please see this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-20178572 it would be nice if she could tell us which tree! Seriously, we know about Willow and Slippery Elm but are there other trees out there that can help us?
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    Remicade vs Humira

    Has anybody here failed to get into remission or otherwise given up on Humira and then had success with Remicade? I may have to give up on Humira soon and running out of good alternatives!
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    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Seems to me that for any of us who have previously smoked pot recreationally, we need to re-learn how to use it in a more medicinal way. Getting stoned just makes you more tired and we are all knackered anyway from the Crohn's and prescription drugs, so maybe that is not such a good thing...
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    Had Crohn's three years. Pentasa has failed and so has Prednisone so now we are on Humira. In addition to the inflammation, which is hopefully being made better by Humira (6 wks and improving) I still have and have always had with Crohn's a high level of spasm in the gut muscles and there seems...
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    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    MM was the only thing that enabled me to eat during my undiagnosed year. Since then it has enabled me to look forward to my evening meal and relax afterwards even when the disease is active. It has certainly reduced my (still heavy) reliance on other medications. The great thing is it is not...
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    Trichurus Suis Eggs (Pig Whipworm)

    I have read about the clinical trials with this and the theory behind it. What seems to come across loud and clear is the safeness of such treatment, even if the actual benefits require more trials before being accepted (and the results so far are positive). Just google Trichurus Suis if you...
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    Helminthic Therapy

    Has anyone got experience and/or opinion to offer on helmintic therapy for Crohn's? Has anybody been involved in testing? It seems an appealing idea to balance the immune system better without drugs.
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    What exactly is a remission? Is it when you feel generally "well" or is it merely when the symptoms of Crohn's become temporarily minor in relation to the severe discomfort during a "flare". I am coming to the end of my first year and need to tell my GI if the Pentasa is working and frankly I...
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    My Story

    58 years old Brit living in France diagnosed last year after a year of problems. I get by on Pentasa 2g (double for flares) and have always kept very fit (cycling, swimming,gym etc.) which helps me stay on top of it. At least when I am working out there is no nausea or stomach pain. I eat...