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    My Omeprazole Experience

    i thought i would share this purely as information - i wouldn't like anyone to not take Omeprazole because of my experience, if their doctor prescribes it, but just so you're aware... i've been having upper stomach issues for over a month now, at first the gp and the hospital doc (and me)...
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    What Is IBD Thread - Update

    those of you who have been following the recent What Is IBD? thread will know that there has been a large element of unrest within that discussion, and having looked into the various issues, i am now satisfied that there is enough reason to remove the thread and the member from this forum. i...
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    New members - please read :)

    hi and welcome! just a little note to reiterate our post in the Come In And Say Hi thread, in which you will have posted a brief introduction before your account was fully activated. that thread, once you are a fully registered member, will not be visible to you any more, and even if you...
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    Welcome Snagandme

    we have a new member, Snagandme, who's introductory post came to the wrong place, so i am reposting it here.....
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    TENS Machines

    another new experience for me - i'm sitting here right now having my lower back zapped every second. i've been suffering pretty intense back pain for over a month now, and finally got around to making a gp appointment for next Monday, hoping for a referral to a physio... but yesterday i just got...
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    CCFA Crohn's Treatment Teleconference

    the following information was kindly brought to our attention by the Crohns & Colitis Foundation of America.. please make a note of the time & date in your diaries if you are interested in listening to this webcast/teleconference - September 7, 2010 – On Wednesday, October 6 at 1 pm EST...
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    Welcome TannerLeeBlake

    hi there - you're fully registered now so i've created this thread to give you a place to tell your story to our members :) welcome to the forum - i look forward to seeing you around :)
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    Our Friend Jerman

    some of you may know a little of what's been happening in Jerman's life lately... and he has asked me to post on his behalf today, to let you all know that he is in hospital, getting the right treatment he needs just now, and that he's safe. if anyone would like to post any comments or good...
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    At Last - Found the Ideal Appliance!

    after months of trying different stoma appliances, and experiencing at least one problem with each one, i have now found the one which ticks all the boxes for me. i needed one with some degree of convexity in the flange, as my stoma does aerobics, disappears into my skin, and pops back out...
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    Welcome to Parents of Kids with IBD

    we have set up this section of the forum specifically for parents or guardians of children who are suffering with Crohn's, Colitis, or any form of IBD. sadly it seems there is a need for this, as more and more parents are joining and posting about their child's experience with IBD issues. in...
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    Colonoscopy Terminology

    has anyone ever heard the term 'continuous extend' with relation to Crohn's ulceration? this is on my recent colonoscopy report, along with some not so pretty photos - apparently i have serpiginous ulcers.. i looked up the word and it relates to serpent (snakeskin appearance).
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    Ostomy appliances

    ostomy appliances i'm seeing my stoma nurse next week.... first time in years - i've coped with everything on my own mostly, with the occasional phone call to her, but i'm struggling right now, and wondered if any of you who have, or have had, an ileostomy, could recommend any particular...
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    David Garrard: Living with Crohn's

    a special lady sent me the link to this video.. David Garrard talks about his life with Crohn's Disease, from diagnosis to now... please take a few minutes to watch, and if you can, support the cause.. thank you. http://media.causes.com/595235?m=5a3c2583
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    Our Tribute to Lynn2

    today, we learned the very sad news that one of our newest members here at Crohn's Forum, Lynn2, passed away during surgery. i'm sure you all join me in expressing our heartfelt condolences and sorrow for her dear family's loss. if you'd like to post your own thoughts, please do so. hopefully...
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    LDN Petition

    hi guys... the following link is a petition to the UK government, asking them to fund through the National Health Service a trial for LDN. over here, it is so difficult, virtually impossible, to get LDN prescribed. although this is a UK petition, you don't have to be a UK resident to sign.. so...
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    Info section - what do you think?

    info section - what do you think? i had an idea earlier this morning, while reading a blog link from here (which i now can't find) regarding Crohn's information for families. does anyone think it would be a good idea to have a separate section within the forum specifically for...
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    Vagus Nerve & Headaches

    does anyone have any knowledge or experience of headaches possibly caused by Vagus Nerve issues? my ongoing headaches/earaches seem to be pointing in that direction, and i've been prescribed amitriptyline, which apparently on a low nightly dose acts as a pain blocker. i've also purchased a neck...
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    Fortisip for weight gain

    Anyone tried this drink. I have just met a person yesterday with a bowel disorder and it helped him gain weight. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortisip Ive ordered some at the chemist, which i will try to stem my weight loss. I have been told if you get a prescription for it, it costs less...
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    Colonoscopy Tomorrow, question

    Ok, so I go in tomorrow for the test, Colonoscopy and endososcopy. As far as the biobsy goes, it will take about a week to see the results of what I may have right? So im looking at about a week and a half to 2 weeks to start getting tretment providing they find a positive result in something...
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    Crohns nutrition questions

    I have some question regarding Crohn's. As I will find out soon whether my diagnosis is positive or not. Im with the understanding that nutrtion is not absorbed as effectively with Crohn's diesese. Does products such as Protein shakes and tablet vitamins prove beneficial to people with crohn's...