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  1. Wiles


    I ran across some information about bananas that I found to be interesting.
  2. Wiles

    Convincing your doctor

    I have an appointment coming up next month and I wanted to see if I could convince my G.I. to allow me to try LDN. I started taking Imuran 7 years ago when I was 18. I tried all sorts of treatments in conjunction to the imuran but nothing really worked. I had surgery in '07 and after a long...
  3. Wiles

    Stem Cell article

    I was reading an interesting article on stem cells and Crohn's today and thought I'd pass it along to my fellow Crohnies. Stem cell research is exciting stuff. http://singularityhub.com/2009/03/03/crohns-disease-cured-by-stem-cell-therapy/
  4. Wiles


    Argh! I need to vent! I have no idea how well I'm doing in university at this point, I'm dreading getting my marks. At the beginning of the semester I'd hand stuff in and get back As, now I have no idea how bad I've been doing. I missed a lot of my classes in a two week period and got behind in...
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    Drinking prep liquid

    drinking prep liquid Aah! How do you do it? I have to drink the whole bottle of citromag and it's so nasty and I have only managed to down a teeny bit. I tried mixing a bit with water and it somehow managed to taste worse! Bleh! It's been a while since I've had to drink this stuff and I have...
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    MAP in frozen veggies

    http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_8917.aspx I don't know if this has been posted before. I've always snacked on frozen veggies while I'm cooking them. I guess I won't be doing that anymore.
  7. Wiles

    B-12 nasal spray?

    Has anyone here tried the B-12 nasal spray? If so, does it work as well as the injections for you?
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    Abcess/Fistula question

    Potentially gross subject, read at your own risk! I have a problem of a reacurring abscess. Several months ago it was lanced, drained (much fun!) and eventually it healed over. It has opened up again on and off and drained a little since. It's been a little tender lately, but tonight while I...
  9. Wiles

    Caffeine alternatives?

    I spent all last night awake finishing an essay due today (bad planning on my part!) So I decided to take a jaunt to the store to buy myself an energy drink that was loaded with caffeine so I could finish off my essay and manage to stay awake in class today. That was a big mistake, I don't drink...
  10. Wiles

    Stress kills me

    Ever since I have developed Crohn's stress has been a major factor in how I feel physically. And right now the stress is really piling up. I moved away from home for the first time. I moved to Montreal to go to University and I don't know anyone at all in this city. I've been out of school for...
  11. Wiles

    Trouble concentrating

    I have noticed it for many months, my ability to concentrate and my short term memory are pretty poor. I find I'm having more difficulty speaking to people; I stutter a lot (I never used to), and sometimes I say things that make no sense. It feels like my thoughts are having more difficulty...
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    Video about MAP bug

    I don't know if this has been posted before, but I know I've heard people mention the MAP bug. Here's a video that shows it's possible link with Crohn's disease. While the intro text is spanish, the speaker does speak english. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pYuf5rnnQo&feature=related
  13. Wiles

    Dealing with abscesses

    I have a problem abscess. I'm not sure exactly how long the area has been a problem, maybe 5 years or so. The first time it swelled about the size of a golfball before it burst. It was ok after that, it would just drain on and off. Last month it started swelling up again and I went to see the...
  14. Wiles

    Smell of food.

    It seems every once and a while the smell of cooked meat will start to make me nauseous. This will last from days to weeks. Which is unfortunate because meat is a lot easier on my gut than a lot of veggies are. Usually it's when I'm flaring, or not feeling well. Sometimes though, like today, I...
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    I have the feeling my GI doctor wants to keep me on Imuran indefinitely. Is this safe? I've read all sorts of bad things about Imuran and the idea of being on it long term (I've been taking it for years already) doesn't appeal to me. I'm not even sure if it does any good. Did it slow my Crohn's...
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    Interesting article on Crohn's treatment

    I found an article about the treatment method of Crohn's that was pretty interesting. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080222.wlcrohns22/BNStory/specialScienceandHealth/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20080222.wlcrohns22
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    Abscesses (potentially gross questions inside!)

    I made a disturbing discovery today! While I was washing in the shower I felt something abnormal. I already have two fistulas that have broken through the skin and like to bleed and ooze, so one more probably wouldn't have bugged me so much... but... This one is in a very unfortunate area...
  18. Wiles

    I feel good!

    I don't know what changed, but in the last couple of weeks I've only had D a couple of days and my pain has been pretty mild. I haven't had a stretch this good in years. I don't know why I feel better, but I'm glad I do!
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    Poor immune system

    Being on imuran my immune system isn't all that great. I just got over a cold a little more than a week ago, now I have another one. My girlfriend's daughter is two and in daycare, so she pretty much catches every bug that goes in there, which I catch in turn. Since being on imuran I've been...
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    Mouth sores

    I was wondering what mouth sores caused by Crohn's are like? Can they happen on your gums? I have a spot that is quite sore. I have had soreness in this spot before. The first time I thought it might just be gingivitis or something, but it went away. Now several months later I have soreness in...