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  1. TheyCallMeRC

    Notice for prednisone users or diabetes patients

    most everyone on prednisone already knows that it can make your sugar go up. well I was just made aware this week that if you are taking metformin and need to have a ct scan with IV contrast, DO NOT take metformin until after 72 hours after the test. It will cause kidney damage. I have had...
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    Fixing to start clinical trial

    Well after 2 years of Cimzia and tired of being put on Prednisone all the time I have changed gastroenterologists and they are going to start me on a clinical trial from glaxo smith kline. The good thing is that with this drug there is no placebo and it just is some will get one dose and some...
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    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Has anyone on here ever been prescribed or tried Marinol? Is it even still available and if so is it legal in states where MM isn't? I have tried doing a little research on it but can't find a lot. The stuff I did find some people said a lot of the properties that are in the real stuff are left...
  4. TheyCallMeRC

    Hello all

    *I was near the end of a 72 hr. no sleep athon thanks to prednisone when i wrote this. You know, the zombie like trance when you are awake but not awake..LOL I will add to my story here and there to give more info. so you will all know more about me, but hopefully maybe help some of you* (Cliff...
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    Sticky Medical Marijuana for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Would just like to say that I have personally tried this method and received total relief from this. However, I do live in the bible belt (Georgia) and have wrote to my congressman many times regarding this to no avail. I am hopeful one day, but not anytime soon unfortunately. If I was...
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    Hey everyone..... Been a while

    Hey guy's and gal's. Been a while since I have been on here. Hasn't been a good past 3 mos. for me. I had to have a resection and illeostomy the day after memorial day. Since then i have been in and out of the hospital due to PICC line infections and dehydration. I am at home now on TPN and...
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    Methadone

    This isn't meant to scare anyone, just my experience. I have been on Lortab 10's for a cpl. of years now and have developed a tolerance to them and I needed pain relief. I went to a Methadone clinic and got put on methadone and it almost killed me. The methadone blocked me up so bad and so...
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    Hey everyone

    Hey everyone, RC here. Been awhile since I have been here. I have not been doing that great and was looking for some info. and remembered you guys. I have had a few flare ups over the past few months. my gastro finally put me on imuran since I have never tried it before and he has also ordered...
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    Catch-22??

    O.k. I have a problem and I was wondering if anyone else had similar and might could suggest some ideas. I have had 3 surgeries to try and correct some abscesses and fistulas. Everything is so tender back there and it constantly hurts like hell. My surgeon has had me on Lortab and Percocet but...
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    New member. Would like to talk with people who have used Remicade

    Hi all. I am new to the forum. My name is Richard and I am a 36 yr. old male form GA. I was diagnosed with Crohn's in 1995 and had a small bowel resec. a year later in 1996. I developed a couple of abscesses and fistulas in 2006 and had an incision done in Sept. of 2006 to drain. I battled with...
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