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Recent content by RFarmer

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    LGBT Crohn's Patients

    I got called a monster once. It wasn't as a joke, and is the worst memory I have. SAD STUFF ASIDE, That is a really sweet story. Way to make me feel lonely! :sign0085:
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    LGBT Crohn's Patients

    And THAT THERE is your problem! I've got nothing against religion. Except when the religious institute boldly opposes science, and is known for dragging it's heels during every human rights revolution. Scientific Revolution. Emancipation. Women's Suffrage. Gay rights. And most religious...
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    LGBT Crohn's Patients

    Yeah, I like boyz I'm half out, half in. I don't run around telling people, but I don't hide it either. I make a big effort to not make a big deal about it, unless I explicitly feel the need to make a big deal about it.
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    Is being vegetarian possible?

    Can I do it? I know there's tons of people who're gonna say "yeah probably, just eat lots of lentils"... I actually want to plan out a diet. I need protein, because I need to get in shape. But I can't force myself to eat meat anymore. wat do
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    Vegetarian & such

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    My toes hurt :(

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    Coming Out

    Hey guys. I'm not sure how to write this, so it will all make sense, but I'll try. Also, sorry for it being long. I come from a relatively conservative-christian family. I've got a brother who has gone rogue, and so all the familial expectations have been left to me. I am also a homosexual...
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    Ignore this thread, I am dumb.

    I read a variety of different ideas on whether doctors prefer to use light drugs and go upwards, or whether they use heavy drugs first to prevent further damage... I asked my GI about this, and he said it's one of the great debates amongst GI specialists... So, I wanted to know: Did your...
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    Hey guys. I'm starting humira in a week or so, with 125mg imuran. I want to get a tattoo though! Can I do this, without risking hepatitis? Thanks a bunch :)
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    Spinach Shakes!

    Hi all. So, this summer, with the absence of any employment (lol, I fail at responsibility), I've decided I'm going to put on some muscle. Not to impress anyone, but simply so I have a fallback for if I start losing ridiculous amounts of weight again. I've read alot of spinach shakes. I tried...
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    No more remission :(

    So, I've been on 125mg aza since late april... Started going into remission around the beginning of June,i think. It was a nice month. ANYWAYS, I started feeling yucky around the time exams started. My doc told me it was probably anxiety because I had missed so much time, didn't want to fail...
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    Dave deBronkart on Patient Community

    A TED Talk about the importance of: Knowing your health situation Not relying on statistics always Communicating with other patients Making informed choices The speaker did have Cancer, not Crohn's, but the importance of the message doesn't change. It also is kinda lengthy, but it has good...
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    Please help... Not healing right...

    So, about two months back, I had a seton put in for a complex perianal fistula. When I was under, my surgeon cut a slice out beside the seton, leaving some skin between the chunk she took out and the seton hole. Then I was put on imuran! I achieved a good remission (though any stress does...
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    Remission :)

    Hi all. I just thought I'd let you know that I am in remission thanks to Imuran and a low-res diet. I find it a little depressing seeing all the frustration and hopelessness on the forum, so I figured it might help atleast someone to hear someone say something positive. I am HEALTHY! AND FEEL...
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    Dealing with Cramps

    So, I've used the search function, guessing that someone would have discussed this already, but I couldn't seem to find anything, so I'll just start a new thread! Cramping. You've likely all experienced it. Sometimes it feels weird. Sometimes it feels like you're giving birth. For me, it's...