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  1. lukefarrell

    Stoma Outout - normal?

    I have just had surgery 2 weeks ago today and have a permanent ileostomy. I had one temporarily 16 years ago (I was 14 yo) and can remember parts of it but from memory the output quite often looked a bit like what had eaten. E.g. I remember eating a bag of chips and like thick potato like...
  2. lukefarrell

    Stoma - output like thick stool?

    I have just had surgery 2 weeks ago today and have a permanent ileostomy. I had one temporarily 16 years ago (I was 14 yo) and can remember parts of it but from memory the output quite often looked a bit like what had eaten. E.g. I remember eating a bag of chips and like thick potato like...
  3. lukefarrell

    Bulimia and Crohn's

    Hello all, I haven't posted recently but do a lot of reading on the forum. I have suffered with Crohn's for circa 14 years dx aged 12 and have had a few surgeries etc along with way. Resections, stritcureplasty a couple of times and lived with an ileostomy for a year aged 15. As many of you...
  4. lukefarrell

    Humira and tooth infection

    Hi All, I started Humira (loading dose) 13 days ago and I am due to get my second shots tomorrow morning. Last Wednesday, the 3rd April, I had to get a tooth removed on the lower jaw. The tooth was cracked right down to the root and had to come out. The extraction was pretty brutal and the...
  5. lukefarrell

    Ustekinumab (Stelara)

    Hi All I am going to speak to my GI tomorrow morning after he suggested I could take park in a phase III study of Ustekinumab (Stelara) to treat my most recent crohns flare; in the large bowel and terminal ileum. From searching the forum there is not that much info regarding the drug. Has...
  6. lukefarrell

    Night Sweats

    Hi All Does anyone experience night sweats whilst sleeping when they are flaring? I am experiencing this every night at the moment and its mainly on my legs, they become totally drenched in sweat. I am not usually a sweaty perosn at all. Is this a symtom of a flare for anyone? Thanks
  7. lukefarrell

    Crohn's - from ileum and now in colon?

    Hi All I was dx with crohns in my terminal ileum around 13 years ago. I had a resection (ileum) 11 years ago and have been mostly in remission since the resection. I had strictureplasty surgery in 2012 which also showed no crohns was present or active in my ileum. However for the last 3 months...
  8. lukefarrell

    Entocort and Alcohol

    Can you drink whilst on Entocort? Does anyone have any experience please? There is nothing on the information leaflet that comes with the drug that states you cannot. Thanks
  9. lukefarrell

    Strictureplasty operation failed?

    In September 2012 I had a a strictureplasty operation to fix a stricture in my small bowel (ileum) that was caused initially by scar tissue from a previous bowel resection. Around December similar symptoms I was experiencing before the surgery returned. Mainly lower right sided abdominal pain...
  10. lukefarrell

    Colonoscopy Prep

    Guys I have a colonoscopy in a couple of days and I will be prepping from 4pm tomorrow for the following day (UK time). I have read the sticky thread regarding the prep. Can someone please confirm that it would be ok to mix the whole sachet of prep with Gatorade lemon and lime? Has anyone in...
  11. lukefarrell

    Entocort & pain meds

    I have just started Entocort today 9mg per day. I have been experiencing the symptoms of a flare for approx 5-6 weeks maybe longer and during this period sometimes take 50mg of tramadol if the pain gets too much to bare. I'm talking 1 x 50mg tablet once or twice a week MAX. Does anyone have any...
  12. lukefarrell

    Crohns flare 5 months after surgery

    http://www.crohnsforum.com/showthread.php?t=30720 Hi All I don’t post here often however a brief history of my experience with crohns can be found in the link above. I have a strictureplasty operation in September 2012 following about 2 years of partial obstructions and the symptoms that go...
  13. lukefarrell

    New to forum - my brief story and stricture problem

    Hi all. This is my first post ever on any type of forum. My name is Luke and I am 24 yrs old from Scotland in the UK. I was diagnosed with Crohn's aged 13 after 6 months or so of various tests and a pretty bad flare up with the usual symptoms - lots of; vomiting, diarrhoea, weight loss, extreme...
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