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  1. Shay

    Advantages of Crohns...

    Heyy, Its not all aches and mudslides. This has its perks. Here are a few things I use my Crohns to an advantage with... 1. Getting out of last minute plans (that I really didn't want to do) :ybatty: 2. Opening a conversation to talk about poop or gas... :cool2: 3. An excuse to not eat...
  2. Shay

    Crohns and not on meds

    I know, i know, i know... :eek: Im going to get a bunch of comments about how I need to get on medicine. To be frank, when I was diagnosed with Crohn's I didnt understand it. In fact, I have had it for years and never realised there was an actual term for my condition. I just thought it was...
  3. Shay

    What do you do for fun?

    Hello! :) I was just wondering, what does everyone do for recreation whether during a flare or in remission? We all need something to distract ourselves with... During remission, I play pool in a league and I also enjoy running. During a flare, I often play Apples to Apples with my friends...
  4. Shay

    Sure doesnt come with warning...

    Every bone aches... Hurts when i breathe, hurts when i eat, hurts when i lay down. I feel bloated.. Every inch of me. I have been having some issues with Crohns the past few weeks, i havent had any issues in almost a year. Forgot how bad the pains were... But whats new, is the joint and body...
  5. Shay

    Crohns is a rich mans disease!!

    Im interested to see just how much us Crohnies spend a month on treatment! I recieved a bill in the mail yesterday for the Capsule Endoscopy i had a few months back, and they want me to pay $11,000!!! I have insurance, $300 a month... Im sure that bill is something that I need to figure out...
  6. Shay

    Effects of Anesthesia?

    Hey Guys!!! Tomorrow I go in for my 2nd Colonoskopy.. and Im a little worried.:sign0085: The 1st procedure I woke up in the middle of it!! :thumbdown: :yfrown: It was thru the hospital. I have the same doc, and he says that the hospital is cheap, and gave me cheap medicine. He is giving me...
  7. Shay

    Steroids and Crazzzyyy Dreams!!

    I was just interested to hear the insane, out of this world dreams/nightmares that people have had being on steroids or any other medication. So far I have had crazy dreams almost every night that I am on steroids. I just started them[steroids] again for the 2nd time, and i look forward to...
  8. Shay

    22 and Crohns

    I was diagnosed with Crohns shortly after my 22nd birthday in February. The entire experiance was very unpleasent. :yfaint: I began the diagnosis with self treatment. My symptoms were extreme gas, headaches, constipation, cramps, dizzy spells and I was extremely dehydrated and pale. I gave up...
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