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  1. taylorali

    Back pain after Gallbladder surgery?

    So I had surgery on the 6th of September to remove my gallbladder. I had been so sick for 4 months - lost 20 lbs - so thank God it's finally out. Over the weekend I started to experience extremely bad back pain. I have herniated discs in my back, but they have been fine for years! The pain...
  2. taylorali

    I am beyond depressed..

    I have been very sick for over 4 months now. Going through testing and hospital stays. It's been horrible. I have been up for the last over 24 hours. I had a massive fight with my family. I think I just snapped. My little brother is leaving for college today and I can't go because of how sick...
  3. taylorali

    Money Issues :/ Questions About Disability

    So I'm sure any of you know that working while sick, is next to impossible. After my first surgery, I went into remission for 2 years and worked non stop! After my second, I am sick every single day. I've been on unemployment for almost a year. (In December) What do you do in order to file...
  4. taylorali

    Gallbladder

    So to all those who read my insane 4 month story of getting to an answer to being in severe pain in my abdomen that isn't Crohns. I was going to a different doctor 4 months ago and she did an ultra sound and said she didn't think it was my gallbladder even though I did have a lot of gallstones...
  5. taylorali

    Please help. :( What is wrong with ME?

    Hi there, So for the past 4 months I have been very sick. What began as what I thought was a little bug, turned into a HUGE fiasco. If you don't mind reading and helping - it would be MUCH appreciated. So in Jan I had a resection surgery. :( This was my second. After my first, within two...
  6. taylorali

    And Another Colonoscopy Question

    Hi All So I'm done with the first half of my miralax prep. I took 2 ducalex at 6pm, then started drinking at 7pm. I finished up over 2 hours ago and still nothing has happened. I'm feeling a lot of cramping and have the sweats, but nothing yet. This is my 6th Colonoscopy and I realllllly...
  7. taylorali

    NYC Mt. Sinai Hospital Issues - Need help!

    Hi All - So I've been very sick for about 3 months. I was seeing one specific doctor at Mt. Sinai Faculty Practices. With this doctor, I had serious issues with the her secretary returning phone calls, filling prescriptions, lying to my doctor, etc. Now due to the fact that things got very...
  8. taylorali

    Overactive Bladder?

    Hi All, I was wondering if anyone else with Crohn's has noticed that since being diagnosed they have had an overactive bladder. It has just recently been brought to my attention (I just thought I was being an anxious, crazy person lol) that I literally go to the bathroom way too much. I cannot...
  9. taylorali

    Abuse from Parents

    Hi All, So just recently many of your know that I've been going through withdrawal from my pain medication after surgery. I have been out of work for months now-I was laid off at the end of December due to Hurricane Sandy-and cannot support myself right now as you are not allowed to collect...
  10. taylorali

    Friends/Families Support Group in NYC Area?

    Hi All, Tried posting this in support forum-but got new response. Hoping for some help here. :heart: I was wondering if anyone from the NYC area knows of any support groups for families of people with crohns/colitis to attend to learn more about how to take care of someone who is suffering...
  11. taylorali

    Seriously lowered sex drive on Humira?

    Has anyone else had a serious low sex drive while on Humira? I am 27-and my fiance and I used to have a really healthy sex life. Now I just feel nothing! I never feel turned on or anything. I feel like I've lost my sex drive altogether. If you have had this issue, were you able to do...
  12. taylorali

    Crohns Support Group for families in NYC area?

    Hi All, I was wondering if anyone from the NYC area knows of any support groups for families of people with crohns/colitis to attend to learn more about how to take care of someone who is suffering from this disease. Recently, my fiance & my sister have been taking care of me. My parents seem...
  13. taylorali

    Withdrawal from Pain meds after surgery

    Hi All, So I am getting off dilaudid right now. It's been hell to be honest, but I literally am suffering from the worst insomnia of my life. I've had two bowel resections-crohn's-and I never remember it being this bad!! I literally cannot sleep. I've tried Ambien. Didn't work. Tried some...
  14. taylorali

    Surgery 1 month ago-crazy hot/cold chills ALL day?

    Hi All, So, I just had a bowel rection for my crohn's disease (this is my second) January 14th. Just finished up a round of Cipro for a UTI and I am experiencing the most extreme hot/cold flashes all day. I will literally be sitting with a blanket on, sweating, with an ice pack on my neck-with...
  15. taylorali

    Yep, that's me.

    Well, Hi there. I'm Ali. I was disgnosed with Crohn's in January 2010. :order: I apparently had Crohn's for a very long time-but honestly had never thought certain things were out of the ordinary, probably because I faced the same symtoms every single day. In 1/10 I had my first...
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