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  1. theOcean

    Flagyl Side Effect Duration

    Long time no see, Crohn's Forum! I was put on 500mg Cipro/Flagyl after another abscess recurrence and consequent surgery. I had to stop Cipro because of side effects, and was on Flagyl for a week and a half after that. Two days ago, I stopped taking Flagyl. While I was on it, I was getting...
  2. theOcean

    Humira + Sinus Problems

    It's been awhile since I've posted here! I've been on Humira since November 2013 and my GI is suspecting it's finally losing effectiveness for me, since I've ended up in the hospital with abscesses again twice in six months. I've been tested for antibodies and I'm waiting for the results, and...
  3. theOcean

    Constipation Support Group

    Whether your IBD manifests with constipation over diarrhea, or you deal with constipation that's chronic or otherwise, I wanted to create a support group for those of us that have to put up with these awful symptoms, and can talk about how we're attempting to deal with them or live with them. Or...
  4. theOcean

    Cyst, Abscess, or hopefully nothing?

    Feeling a bit paranoid after my experiences last year, as I'm sure anyone in this section can relate to. I'm in remission and have been for over a year. I had a fistulotomy in May 2013, had drainage stop with Humira in December 2013, and my seton removed in July of 2014 this year. There's a...
  5. theOcean

    Linzess Experiences?

    So, after going through pretty much every constipation medication available in Canada, my GI's finally recommended Linzess to me and I was curious about people's experiences with it. I PMed one member of the forum already, but I'm curious if there are others who have been on it. Unfortunately...
  6. theOcean

    Body absorbing too much water

    AKA: Ocean returns to the forum after some regular anxiety about tummy problems. Basically, I've posted about this a few times before when I used to be more frequent on here: I've been experiencing hard stools that cut the skin and cause fissures since August 2013 and I don't know why, and my...
  7. theOcean

    Stomach pain immediately after eating?

    I spoke about this to my GI the other day, but outside of a suggestion of getting an endoscopy he has no idea what this is and neither of us think it's related to my Crohn's. Lately, though, immediately after I eat -- sometimes while I'm still eating -- I'll get bad pain in my stomach. I haven't...
  8. theOcean

    Dealing With Sinus Issues?

    So, I know full-well that Humira can cause sinus problems, and I've been experiencing them the last few months as well. It's a wonderful medication and I can't afford to go off of it, though. Does anyone have any tips for dealing with sinus problems (mostly just feeling stuffed up), or has...
  9. theOcean

    Stelara Support Group

    A support group for those who are being treated with Stelara/Ustekinumab.
  10. theOcean

    Effexor/Venlafaxine - hair color change!

    So, since I started taking Effexor my family started commenting that my normally really lovely red hair has been getting darker. I ignored it, thought it was maybe from the long winter or something, but -- now my hair is a completely dull brown. I looked it up and people keep reporting that...
  11. theOcean

    Safe Spaces

    Has anyone ever encountered "safe spaces" for LGBT, whether it's been at school, at hospitals, or otherwise? My high school was Anglican and its principal was Catholic, so we had a really hard time there fighting for a gay-straight allies club within the school. Our principal even said she...
  12. theOcean

    Identity and IBD

    Have you found that dealing with IBD has changed the way you identify at all? I know we talked about this in another thread about changes regarding sex, but I'm more interested in identity. I'm queer and my identifying as that didn't change, but I found that dealing with IBD sent me through a...
  13. theOcean

    Ocean's Fitness Log

    Now that I'm finally back home: time to finally start this thread! I really do think that keeping track of things on here will help keep me motivated, because nothing makes me feel better than active ways to chart my progress. I'm seeing a personal trainer twice a week, and now that I've gotten...
  14. theOcean

    $5000 Scholarship For Students With IBD (Canada Only)

    So, I got contacted today by my Humira provider with news of a scholarship for students with IBD! It's the AbbVie IBD Scholarship, and there are ten scholarships being awarded this year which you can apply for here. To enter, you or your child must be: A legal and permanent resident of...
  15. theOcean

    $5000 Scholarship For Students With IBD (Canada Only)

    So, I got contacted today by my Humira provider with news of a scholarship for students with IBD! It's the AbbVie IBD Scholarship, and there are ten scholarships being awarded this year which you can apply for here. To enter, you or your child must be: A legal and permanent resident of...
  16. theOcean

    Antibiotics Support Group

    This group is open to anyone who has questions/concerns about antibiotics, or who simply wants to share their experiences with them here. :) This first post will also be edited in the future to include brief summaries of some of the more common antibiotics used for IBD and their potential...
  17. theOcean

    What's causing my constipation?

    I've come to this forum before multiple times trying to figure out something to help with my constipation. This time, I'm curious: what's causing it, and can anyone help me figure it out? I've been dealing with chronic constipation since last August. My BM frequency is normal (1-2 a day), but...
  18. theOcean

    For My Grandmother: Psoriatic Arthritis And Cimzia

    Hello there! I haven't been on this section of the forum before, but I was curious about Cimzia as a biologic for my grandmother. Is there anyone here who deals with psoriatic arthritis who takes Cimzia? Also: is there anyone who takes it who has heart problems, or a pacemaker? Or know of...
  19. theOcean

    Seton Removal And Fistula Healing Log

    Hello there! I'm Ocean, and if you've dealt with a fistula on the forum chances are I've probably commented to you at some point. Tomorrow morning I'm finally getting my seton removed, and I wanted to create a thread to document my experience. I hope that way, someone else who is scared after...
  20. theOcean

    Belated Introduction!

    I realize this post is pretty belated considering how much time I spend on the forum, but I figure it's still a good idea to share my experiences. :p Hello, I'm Ocean. I was diagnosed originally in 2011 with Ulcerative Pancolitis. Crohn's runs in my family (my father has it and so did his...
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