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Recent content by Tina

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    Remicade and pregnancy

    My husband and I are wanting to TTC when he comes back from Afghanistan next year. And I think it's time to start figuring out our options. I'm currently taking Remicade every 4 weeks. I'm not sure of the dosage.... guess I should know that. I think it's 5 something. Anyway..... my GI says...
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    Pain above belly button?

    So my GI's are always shocked or whatever when I tell them where I have most of my pain. It's almost always right above my belly button in the center. And the pain happens ALOT after I eat. What I'd really like to know is if any of y'all have your pain there. I'm just having a hard time right...
  3. Tina

    Back!

    Well, it's been a super long time since I poseted here last. And even then I didn't post that much. So lemme reintroduce myself.... I'm Tina. I'm 23 yrs old and was diagnosed in Feb. 2005. I live in Alaska with my husband... well, usually. He's deployed to Afghanistan. And it's been really hard...
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    Pregnancy Questions

    My husband and I are wanting to start trying for a baby. I'm just afraid. It looks like I won't be able to recieve any treatment for my Crohn's until afterwards. I'm on Remicade and Asacol now. Anyone have any experiences or know anything about being pregnant with Crohn's? I've heard that with...
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    Couple of questions

    Okay, couple of questions for everyone.... 1) Does anyone else seem to have worse pain and problems in cold weather? Is there a link? I recently visited family in Texas and hardly had any pain, but as soon as I got back to Alaska I ended up in the ER with severe pain. I've been to the ER 3...
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    Hair loss?

    Alrighty.... I'm having major issues and I think it's because of Imuran. I quit taking it about a week ago... and now my dang hair is falling out. I wake up in the mornings with gobs of it on my sheets, and handfuls when I get out of the shower. I've read about the side effects of being ON...
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    How many times?

    On an average day, how many times do you have a BM? Seems like here lately, I can't be far from the bathroom for hours. :(
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    How many times a day do you have a bowel movement?

    On an average day, how many times do you have a BM?
  9. Tina

    Drink with fleet?

    Got a colonoscopy coming up in the next couple of weeks and I'm SO dreading drinking the fleet. I've tried it with Sprite and 7up, and Gatorade. Is there ANYTHING anyone would recommend that will help it go down easier? What are some things y'all have tried?
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    Struggling

    Hello everyone, I'm Tina! I'm 22 and was diagnosed with Crohn's in early '05. My husband is in the Army and we just moved to Fort Richardson, Alaska from Texas... and apparently this move has been harder on me than I thought. My Crohn's is flaring up... worse than it ever has. And I'm in more...
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