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Recent content by zHassanz

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    Trying wine for the first time!

    Before I was diagnosed with Crohn's I never drank alcohol, and of course since I was diagnosed my doctor stressed that I should avoid any alcoholic drinks. Just to give you an overview of how things are with me: I'm diagnosed with Crohn's in both the stomach and the ileum and I'm currently not...
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    Itchy anus

    Does anyone else get this itch down there? It's not a serious itch, but I get a feeling that my anus is inflamed or something. I use rash ointments/creams, but it keeps coming back. Any idea what might be causing this?
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    Getting denied a scholarship because of Crohn's

    So, I'm going to apply next year for different scholarships in Europe for MA degree, and I heard that sometimes they deny you a scholarship, because you have a chronic disease and that they won't be able to cover the expenses under insurance. This is making me freak out, because the last thing...
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    Extreme morning sickness

    Every single morning I wake up with this urge to throw up and I feel nauseated as hell, with mostly lots of trapped gas and this takes about 30 mins or something to go away as I start taking pills for the nausea and trapped gas, but I wish that there was a way to stop it from happening, because...
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    Is it worth it to be on Remicade in my case?

    Hello everyone, I have had Crohn's for over 4 years now, and I have been the longest in remission for a couple of weeks. I have Crohn's in the stomach and ileum, and the one in my stomach is the one that flares and kills me every single day; heartburn, indigestion, nausea, vomiting...etc. I...
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    Crohn's and relationships

    Just before I start this is making me really depressed and I just don't know what to do. Basically, I'm starting to be in a relationship with a girl, whom I met a month ago. She's a nice girl and we have real good time together, and I really want this to be the real thing. Anyway, just a couple...
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    So, guys, I have been flaring for over a year now and recently, I'm feeling super fatigued and sleepy all day and everyday. No matter how much sleep I get or how much I try to increase my calorie intake, I just feel sleepy and fatigued. This is giving me lots of trouble at work. :( I had my THS...
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    I gave up

    So, it's been over a year now that I was put on Imuran and after there was no result, I had to take methotrexate which had no effect either and I was prescribed Humira, which my medical insurance doesn't cover, and now I'm back to Imuran. It feels very depressing to just go back to square one...
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    My third colonoscopy and I'm having trouble

    Hello everyone, I'm supposed to have my third colonoscopy in my life tomorrow. In my previous one, the doctor prescribed Moviprep and it was very effective, so I suggested that I take it again this time. I drank 1 litre of the solution 1 hour ago already, and I didn't go the bathroom even...
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    Is it possible to gain weight?

    So, I was first diagnosed with ileocolitis back in December 20th 2015, and I weighed 79 KGs then a couple of months later I lost 20 KGs and ever since I weigh 59 KGs. Turns out Crohn's spread to my stomach too, and I had to take different meds and follow a more restricted diet. I keep on losing...
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    Do I have Crohn's?

    So, I have been diagnosed with Crohn's 5 months ago (via colonosopy), and I had my calprotectin level at 70 (not too high). I was diagnosed with Crohn's in the ileum and I took Pentasa, Imuran and Prednisone for 4 months, but my symptoms remained the same although the calprotectin level dropped...
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    Just took my first shot

    So, after being 4 months on Imuran and Pentasa and with no progress at all (the disease even spread to my stomach from my ileum), my doctor said that I should replace Imuran with Methotrexate shots. I'm taking 25 mg/week, and I just took my first shot. I have been wondering if anyone had good...
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    How do you avoid the hunger bites?

    As the title says, I tried being on a liquid diet, and I couldn't hold it for more than one day as I started feeling super hungry the next day and just drinking all the time never made me feel satisfied. Am I missing something? Or I just have to adapt to this?
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    Protein sources in liquid diet

    Aside from the protein shakes (which are very expensive where I live), what are other sources of protein I can consume in a liquid diet? I'm going to include them in my diet, but I just can't depend on them as the sole source of protein.
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    Stomach feels hot

    So, I have been recently diagnosed with Crohn's in the stomach and for two days now, my stomach has been feeling really hot (from the inside) and I feel that lots of gas is trapped in it. Does anyone get this, too? I'm very anxious about it.