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Recent content by SB7

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    Pentasa capsules vs Pentasa slow release tablets

    I've been taking Pentasa capsules 500mg (4) twice daily, for the past 11 years, for Crohn's. Due to cost of the capsules, I'm having to switch to the tablets which are 500 mg, as well. Are there any differences, as far as effectiveness or anything else, in the tablet form vs capsules? Thank you.
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    Elevated Lipase

    Just had annual blood work and Lipase elevated (98). No flare, or issues out of the ordinary I can tell. Has anyone dealt with this issue. My CRP and sed. rate are good. I know pancreatitis is the usual call but not having real pain. Thanks.
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    Pentasa vs Asacol Hd vs Delzicol

    I’ve been on Pentasa for 10 years. Insurance has decided not to cover Pentasa. As a result they want me to use Asacol HD or Delzicol. My Crohn’s is in the small bowel, jujuneum. Can anyone with small bowel Crohn’s tell me if they’ve tried either of these two other medications and your...
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    Is Nicotinamide safe for Crohn's patients?

    Does anyone know if nicotinamide(B-3) is safe for Crohn's patients? I have had numerous skin cancers over the last 20 years. From what I understand Nicotinamide(B-3) has been shown in studies to help reduce squamous cell skin cancers when taking 2-500mg capsules twice a day. I have Crohn's in...
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    Is Nicotinamide safe for Crohn's patients?

    Does anyone know if nicotinamide(B-3) is safe for Crohn's patients? I have had numerous skin cancers over the last 20 years. From what I understand Nicotinamide(B-3) has been shown in studies to help reduce squamous cell skin cancers when taking 2-500mg capsules twice a day. I have Crohn's in...
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    Tetnus/whooping cough vaccination

    I have been diagnosed with crohn's for over 8 years and taking pentasa. I'm about to become a grandfather and my daughter wants me to be vaccinated for whooping cough. Does anyone know if it's a go for crohn's patients? Thanks for any information you may know.
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    Has anyone experienced low body temperature?

    Has anyone experienced low body temperature, and if so, what did they determine to cause it? I have low body temperature and have for a long time. It has ranged from 93f to 98f. The past two days it has been 95 and just a moment ago it was 93f. My family doctor had no idea and sent me an...
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    New Here

    While I'm new, I've been here before and read some of the posts that I had questions about...first time writing though. Well, here goes...I was first diagnosed with probable Crohn's in 2008, after waking about 1:00 am with severe abdominal pain. Tried fighting it for a while then ended up in...
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