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    Skin Sensitivity with Aza

    I'm 5 months into Azathioprine, 200mg per day. Initial problems of sore joints and extreme fatigue are gone, and I seem to be tolerating the medicine well. However, in the last several months I have noticed my skin is sensitive, especially on my torso from my waist to my neck -- almost like a...
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    Public Toilet Seats

    I've found a good way to get at least a little cleanliness in a public toilet. I carry a supply of Purell wipes with me in my car, and slip one into my pocket if I have to use a public restroom. I wipe the toilet seat, wait maybe 10 seconds, then dry it with some toilet paper before I sit...
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    Imuran/Azathioprine and Diarrhea

    One week into Azathioprine and I have my fingers crossed. One question I had, though, is about the "possible" side effects, especially diarrhea. Has anyone experienced this? If so, did you continue taking Azathioprine and the D went away? Like many others here on this forum, I have a very...
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    Explosive Diarrhea - One Explanation

    I've been struggling with what I thought were two separate issues -- Crohn's and a hypersensitivity to certain preservatives (especially potassium sorbate). This past week both issues came together -- About an hour, to an hour and a half after eating any food with potassiuim sorbate, I will...
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    Pentasa Losing Effectiveness -- Next Medication??

    I have CD. I've been on Pentasa for about 7 months now, taking two 500mg capsules 4 times a day. It worked great at first, and I had some real relief from my CD. My GI doc told me I had a 5-10% chance of it working long term. Well, as the months have passed, the Pentasa has slowly lost its...
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    Vitamin B12

    So here we go again. I went from weekly B12 shots initially to monthly and now I feel very fatigued and (surprise!) my latest blood work shows my B12 is too low again. So-o-o, I'm going back to weekly B12 shots for a month, and then monthly and recheck in 3 months. Question -- for those who...