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    Flagyl Side Effect Duration

    Long time no see, Crohn's Forum! I was put on 500mg Cipro/Flagyl after another abscess recurrence and consequent surgery. I had to stop Cipro because of side effects, and was on Flagyl for a week and a half after that. Two days ago, I stopped taking Flagyl. While I was on it, I was getting...
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    Humira + Sinus Problems

    It's been awhile since I've posted here! I've been on Humira since November 2013 and my GI is suspecting it's finally losing effectiveness for me, since I've ended up in the hospital with abscesses again twice in six months. I've been tested for antibodies and I'm waiting for the results, and...
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    Constipation Support Group

    Whether your IBD manifests with constipation over diarrhea, or you deal with constipation that's chronic or otherwise, I wanted to create a support group for those of us that have to put up with these awful symptoms, and can talk about how we're attempting to deal with them or live with them. Or...
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    Cyst, Abscess, or hopefully nothing?

    Feeling a bit paranoid after my experiences last year, as I'm sure anyone in this section can relate to. I'm in remission and have been for over a year. I had a fistulotomy in May 2013, had drainage stop with Humira in December 2013, and my seton removed in July of 2014 this year. There's a...
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    Linzess Experiences?

    So, after going through pretty much every constipation medication available in Canada, my GI's finally recommended Linzess to me and I was curious about people's experiences with it. I PMed one member of the forum already, but I'm curious if there are others who have been on it. Unfortunately...
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    Body absorbing too much water

    AKA: Ocean returns to the forum after some regular anxiety about tummy problems. Basically, I've posted about this a few times before when I used to be more frequent on here: I've been experiencing hard stools that cut the skin and cause fissures since August 2013 and I don't know why, and my...
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    Stomach pain immediately after eating?

    I spoke about this to my GI the other day, but outside of a suggestion of getting an endoscopy he has no idea what this is and neither of us think it's related to my Crohn's. Lately, though, immediately after I eat -- sometimes while I'm still eating -- I'll get bad pain in my stomach. I haven't...
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    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    This is so wonderful to hear, oh my goodness!! I'm so happy for Coltyn, and I'm so happy for you as his family. You must be so relieved. :hug:
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    Dealing With Sinus Issues?

    So, I know full-well that Humira can cause sinus problems, and I've been experiencing them the last few months as well. It's a wonderful medication and I can't afford to go off of it, though. Does anyone have any tips for dealing with sinus problems (mostly just feeling stuffed up), or has...
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    Stelara Support Group

    A support group for those who are being treated with Stelara/Ustekinumab.
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    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    I would think the smoking would contribute. I would suggest vaporizing instead if you can, since that won't be as harsh. I haven't had that experience from edibles myself. It may be the recipe? From what I've read (if I remember right) cannabis should function as an immunomodulator but not to...
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    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    One of my friends flew recently with some THC lollipops and was totally fine.
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    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    I think I would've had about 8mg or more a day of dilaudid in hospital and was fine, didn't even have any withdrawal symptoms... I eventually got to the point during my stay where it stopped having any effect. I never seem to have problems with "addictive" medication though. Which I guess is a...
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    Effexor/Venlafaxine - hair color change!

    So, since I started taking Effexor my family started commenting that my normally really lovely red hair has been getting darker. I ignored it, thought it was maybe from the long winter or something, but -- now my hair is a completely dull brown. I looked it up and people keep reporting that...
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    Safe Spaces

    Has anyone ever encountered "safe spaces" for LGBT, whether it's been at school, at hospitals, or otherwise? My high school was Anglican and its principal was Catholic, so we had a really hard time there fighting for a gay-straight allies club within the school. Our principal even said she...