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    Interesting Article

    There was an interesting article in the NY Times today. It discussed the relationship between exposure to bacteria/parasites and IBD. Check it out: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/27/health/27brod.html?em -Greg
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    Humira schedule

    Hello everyone, In other threads, I noticed that people take Humira with varying frequency. For the past year, I have been taking it once every two weeks and it has done a good job in keeping me in remission. However, I am currently working overseas, and due to some...
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    New Test for CD

    I just read this article about a new test for CD. Too bad this wasn't around when most of us were diagnosed. Aust scientists develop new test for Crohn's disease By national medical reporter Sophie Scott Posted Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:23pm AEST For children suspected of having inflammatory bowel...
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    Help with Humira

    Hi Everyone, I have a problem that I was hoping somebody here could offer some advice on. I am currently in Iraq doing work for the US Government. I wasn't supposed to be here very long, so I only brought enough Humira with me to last through my time here. However, I just found out that I...
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    Interesting bit of information

    Hi all, I recently learned something that I thought would be useful to share with you. Since my surgery in October, I have been pretty anemic. I tried iron supplements but they were too rough on my digestive system. I've been trying to eat iron rich foods, but I can't seem to get my iron...
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    Hi, I've been on Humira for several months now and it has been working very well. However, I was just offered a job position in a foreign and underdeveloped country for 6-12 months. Unfortunately, it is unclear if I will have regular access to a refrigerator to keep the Humira cold. I am...
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    Prednisone Side Effects

    Hi, I'm just wondering how long it generally takes for the side effects from prednisone to go away. I was on 60 mg for about 4 months and then spent 2 months tapering. I've been off of it for about 3 weeks now. The swelling in my face has gone down a lot, but I'm still getting acne, almost...
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    Hi, I had a small bowel resection almost 3 months ago. Since then I have developed some really severe insomnia. In the few weeks following my surgery I couldn't sleep, mainly because of the pain. Although, now that my pain has subsided, I'm still having problems. I usually get in bed between...
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    Post-surgery Fatigue

    Hi all, I had surgery about 6 weeks ago. During the operation, they removed over 2 feet of small intestine and my appendix. Since then, most of my symptoms have improved, except for the fatigue, which was also pretty bad before my operation. I've been getting about 8 hours of sleep a night...