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  1. Nica

    Holiday Food Flare ups?

    I have to wonder if I am the only one who does this. How many of us have eaten something we should not have during the Holiday and are paying the price for it right now?
  2. Nica

    Humira Weekly

    So I have been moved up to Humira weekly. I always get really tired and itchy after my injections for a few days. Anyone else have this and maybe a way to combat it? It was OK to be really tired for 2-3 days every two weeks but every week it is going to get old fast.
  3. Nica

    Humira issue?

    I did my injection and after the shot a bunch of it leaked out of my leg! not a little drop it was literally going down my leg. Anyone had this happen before? Do I need another shot or call my GI? I really do not want to flare this week.
  4. Nica

    Upper Endoscopy to check for Crohn's Disease ulceration

    Went to my GI today and based on my upper GI symptoms he wants to go in and "take a look to make sure crohn's hasn't moved" or an ulcer or some such nonsense. I am so not amused!! So for new years I get a camera shoved down my throat! Now off to the Rhuemy to see how he wants to torture me!
  5. Nica

    2 days from injection

    Wow I messed up this week, I planned all sorts of stuff for today and I am two days from humira so I am in slow motion it seems. I wonder at what point I became a humira junkie!?
  6. Nica


    Last night Aaron and I both woke up at about 2 am. He had stomach cramps and was in the bathroom at first. When he came out he told me he had D. With some questions I found out he has been having D about 5 times a day, mostly late at night for almost 2 weeks. He said there was no blood, but he...
  7. Nica

    I seem to LOVE this thread!

    I just popped on my husband and son. I had been cleaning the kitchen for 2 hours, made dinner and was trying to get a batch of cookies going. I walk into the living room to get my pain meds, I was really hurting at that point my back is just killing me and my guts have been iffy today. They...
  8. Nica

    Omg what a day~

    I have been venting A LOT lately it seems. This morning I got up, was gonna be a normal, nothing going on day till later this afternoon. 8 am Primary docs office calls to change my appointment tomorrow.. ok, no biggy I can go today.. Then my son is literally crying on my shoulder because he...
  9. Nica

    Getting access to Humira

    http://www.myhumira.com/InsuranceHelp/HumiraProtectionPlan.aspx They got my co pay to 5 dollars! Therapy with REMICADE for ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, plaque psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis is covered by most insurance plans, including...
  10. Nica

    Does heartburn, nausea, and gas means Crohn's Disease is moving to small bowel

    Hi, I have Crohn's Colitis (stays in the colon) but lately I have had LOTS of heartburn, nausea and gas (omg, I mean OMG lots). Does that sound like my Crohn's is "moving on up"? These are not normal symptoms for me.(ok some gas is but not OMG gas)
  11. Nica

    Sore Throat

    Hi all, I seem to have a sore throat, sinuses are acting up, and a bit of an earache (not bad mind you). Before Humira I wouldn't be at all concerned by any of this... with Humira I don't know. Do I need to go see my GP? I just did my shot last Saturday, so thats not really an issue...
  12. Nica

    Latest Steroid Rage

    So I am still not sleeping well, a whole 2 hours last night. I am still in massive pain in my joints and back even taking some heavy pain killers. I am sure that is not helping my attitude. Today when I got home from picking my son and his friend up from school, sitting in the line for 30...
  13. Nica

    What Food can you eat in a flare?

    I personally have found that mushy comfort foods work for me. Stuff like mashed potatoes (no milk in em) Pasta (no sauce) and as weird as this sounds, homemade chicken and dumplings. I guess its heavy starch and bland for me. Then the flare gets too bad and I don't eat :(
  14. Nica

    Whats your Humira Routine?

    I know over the last 4 months I have developed a routine for my injections. I just wanted to know if anyone else has done this and what it is... maybe one of us has some miracle that makes the shots not sting!! For me its 1. Make sure who ever is doing my shot is available to do it 2. Take...
  15. Nica

    I hate steroids

    So, I went to my Rhumey doc and he decided to put 2 steroid injections into my joints. I won't take pred for crohns at this point because of how many side effects I get, I would say I am sensitive to it, not a true allergy. I didn't think that joint injections would cause steroid reactions...
  16. Nica

    Once again

    I woke up this morning with pain all over. My guts tied in knots, that lead to 4 trips to my favorite room in less than 2 hours. My back is killing me and I go to the Rhumey tomorrow. I can feel at least 10 joints in my body, and my gut is making noises that sound like a 747 about to take off...
  17. Nica

    The Holidays

    I remember as a I young girl loving the holiday season. I used to decorate the house, shop for days, go see light shows, go to parties, bake what seems like thousands of cookies and generally live it up.... Now every year I dread it. I dread the food, I dread the parties, I dread the 8 million...
  18. Nica

    Has this ever happened to you!?

    I was at my Rhemy doc. He was asking about asacol for me.. (not sure why he wanted to know) So I flat out told him, I can take asacol and I can see it in the toilet an hour later. I guess I forgot he wasn't a GI. and used to the poop talks. THe doc looked at me like I was insane, for a good...
  19. Nica

    Just wonderin

    Do any other Crohnies deal with weird allergy issues as well? I developed a HAIR DYE allergy only to dark colors that seems to be getting worse. It really stinks as I am just getting some grey hair!! I also had a nut allergy that seems to have gone away (I know I shouldn't eat em but sometimes I...
  20. Nica

    My Crohn's Story

    Hi, I am a 37 year old who has had Crohn's for 10 years. My Crohn's story started in 1999 when my son was 18 months old. I began having diarrhea, cramping and generally very tired. When I lost 20 pounds I went to the doctor who said to me "you are loosing the baby weight you should be happy"...