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    Possible osteoporosis

    Have any of you who are middle aged and suffered from Crohn's for years been diagnosed with osteoporosis or other bone issues? About two weeks ago, I woke up one morning with intense pain in my right foot. I went to my family doctor, who at first suspected gout, but took an x-ray and saw I had...
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    Availability of restrooms during COVID?

    Like most of you have probably been doing, I have been minimizing my trips out during this COVID insanity. I was in a situation last week where I had to go to an appointment that involved a round trip of about 130 miles. I noticed that virtually every location that I would depend on for a...
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    Kidney stones, high calcium, and uric acid

    Over the past ten years or so, I have suffered from more kidney stones than I can count. Fortunately, most were able to pass on their own, though they were unpleasant. A 6.5 mm stone put me in the hospital two years ago. Though I passed it naturally while in the hospital, it's an experience I...
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    Insomnia...

    Does anybody else with Crohn's or UC suffer from long bouts of insomnia (as in days or weeks at a time)? If so, how do you treat it? I feel like I've tried everything - melatonin, doxylamine succinate, valerian root, chamomile, Lunesta, Belsomra, and Ambien just to name a few. The only one...
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    15+ years to get a diagnosis and frustrated!

    Hello all, I've been experiencing all the symptoms of Crohn's for over 15 years, only to finally get the diagnosis this Spring at age 37. My symptoms in this time have included: - uncontrollable diarrhea and bloating - sharp pain in the lower right quadrant and above the navel - extreme...
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