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  1. lizzy_forrest

    First Flare Up In 3 Years :(

    I thought I was over this. I was doing well without any sort of treatment for about a year. About two months ago, I started noticing pain in my upper abdomen while/after eating. I didn't think about it too much, because it wasn't accompanied by any other symptoms. A week ago, the diarrhea...
  2. lizzy_forrest

    Remicade Question

    Hey all. I have my first Remicade infusion today. Yay! However, it also happens to be the first day of that time of the month and I'm in a quite a bit of a pain due to cramping. Can I take a painkiller or will that cause issues with the infusion?
  3. lizzy_forrest

    Turning To Non-Prescription Treatment

    I've lost my insurance and until I hear back from Remicade, I'm going to have to find different ways of treating this horror of a disease. I'm in the process of weaning off steroids. They've ravaged me, I swear. I'm weaker than I was in the first place, having lost muscle mass, and I've...
  4. lizzy_forrest

    Imuran and Horrible Nausea

    Does anyone else have trouble with Imuran and nausea/stomach pain? I'm currently taking 2 and 1/2 pills a day, but about 10 minutes after I take the pills, I start getting horrible stomach pain. It feels like someone kicked me over and over!
  5. lizzy_forrest

    Lizzy's New Crohn's Blog

    I haven't been around lately. Life has changed quite a bit since I posted last. Two weeks ago, at the end of the work day, I was called into the HR office. The GM, HRM, and traffic/programming manager explained that due to the recession, they had to lay me off. They said that they'd love to...
  6. lizzy_forrest

    Advice Needed: Warding Off Naturopathic Crazies

    No, I'm not saying that everyone who practices naturopathy is a crazy, but if I have one more person tell me that wheatgrass will magically cure my Crohn's, I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I'm currently dealing with a very persistent classmate, who insists I should come over to her house so...
  7. lizzy_forrest

    Pentasa Not Dissolving Properly

    So, I've been on Pentasa for a little more than a month now. 2 pills, 4 times a day. And I started to notice "seeds" in my stool. Gross, I know, but I got a little concerned, thinking I had a parasite. Then, I found a thread online where someone mentioned that they weren't...
  8. lizzy_forrest

    Dehydration & Overhydration

    Hello all! I'm a little concerned about my water intake. I always feel thirsty and have symptoms of dehydration, such as muscle cramps and dry mouth. However, I drink a lot of water. Probably about a gallon or more a day. I'm not quite sure what to do... Anyone have any advice?
  9. lizzy_forrest

    Help! Bowel Obstruction?

    I haven't had a bowel movement in 2-3 days and I'm starting to get a little concerned. I have a considerable amount of abdominal pain, but I'm not sure what I should do. Should I just take a laxative and call it a day or get to the emergency room? I'm on Pentasa, so I'm not sure if that makes...
  10. lizzy_forrest

    Hoping To Find Support

    Lizzy's Crohn's Blog Hello everyone, I'm Elizabeth, but you can call me Lizzy. I'm a 22-year old college student/programming assistant living in Southern Oregon. I started having symptoms in January of this year. I'd have to run to the bathroom 3-10 times a day. In April, I went to the...
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