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    Psoriasis on hands and feet

    psoriasis on hands and feet Ok here's a new one for me, just before xmas i had three little bumps on the palm of my hand. I thought hmmm what the heck is that? Perhaps a wart? So i go out and get some good old compound W. But with no result. I wake up one morning and what was originally a small...
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    Chances capsule endoscopy will get stuck

    Ok so it's been awhile guys. Life has been busy and the disease (?) has been erratic at best. As of this past Spring i started Humira, primarily for treatment of my arthritis that has, as i've been told a symptom of my crohns'. So since that time i've had very liveable pain with the...
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    Rollercoaster ride

    Ok so here we go again. Sometimes i wonder if my doctors really know what they're doing or if they just like to toy with me. I've been off and on prednisone for the past two years all to come to the clear conclusion that first, with prednisone i have now arthritis symptoms, but i get all the...
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    Blurred vision?

    blurred vision? Has anyone had any blurred vision issues? I've read that just like our immune system can attack healthy tissue, in the intestinal tract. that it is the cause of my arthritis by attackking healthy tissue around the joints causing it to get inflammed. (like the intestines) And...
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    Paranoid child has Crohn's Disease

    I have a question for those of you who have crohns' and are a parent. Do you ever get paranoid that you've passed this along to your kids, everytime they get an upset stomach? My oldest is only 7 and already are family doctor things he has acid reflux. We brought him in after he had a persistent...
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    Bright red, oily blood in my stool

    Hey all, it's been awhile since i last signed on, life has gotten crazy. Work has gotten busier and with summer in full swing we have been enjoying vacation with the family. As far as my crohn's have been treating me i thought as far as my gut was concerned i was doing pretty good. I've had a...
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    I need some help (warning graphic)

    i need some help (warning graphic) Hey all, it's been awhile since i last signed on, life has gotten crazy. Work has gotten busier and with summer in full swing we have been enjoying vacation with the family. As far as my crohn's have been treating me i thought as far as my gut was concerned...
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    Chronic Leg pain.. IMURAN connection?

    I've been experiencing what can only be described as chronic leg pain. Feels like i've done a cross between running a marathon, or a car accident, neither of which i've done. I don't feel much other then dull pain while sitting or lying, but if I try to get up, it in the leg muscle, and...
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    Stopping pills?

    stopping pills? Has anyone stopped taking their meds at any time? and if so with what kind of results? I not stopping mine, just thinking about how my condition is, and where i am at physically now compared to last year at this time. I mean before all this happened, i had bouts of painful...
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    B-12 Supplements

    Just got told today that i'm low on B-12, and have to start taking 1200mg / day. Does anyone else take b-12? I was told by my new Dr. (yes i got a new family Doctor!!woohoo) that b-12 deficiency can be a by product of the disease.
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    New Meds

    So i went to my GI today, after the tests he wanted done. And it's official i am now being moved off of Pentasa (wants me to finish off the month). And am to start taking Imuran 50mg a day for the first month, along with 50mg of Predisone. decreasing 5mg in after every 10 days. Does anyone else...
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    What next?

    Ok, so i've been having these more recent flare ups, back a few weeks ago. After a particularly bad weekend in bed, i started feeling better only to discover the most excrutiating pain in my groin. So bad i had to go to the emerg. After a brief and condencending appearance by a dr (told him...
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    Still Confused

    In Oct of 07, i went to the hospital emerg after a particular painful weekend. I truly thought i was having an appendicitis attack. After a Cat scan i was sent home after a few hours with some Tylenol 3's and some antibiotics. I was told I had inflamation of the intestinal tract, and that the...
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