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  1. fosterschick

    Finalllyyyyyy!! diagnosed !!

    just to update you all and to say super many thanks to all that helped me and posted to my every whim . i have finally after having to to go private for meds after the NHS wrote to my GP and stated that even though I met such a lot of the crohn's criteria ( raised calprotecting, bloody dia...
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    Medical insurance england ??

    hi all i wondered if anyone can help i have taken out private health care insurance as we all know the NHS is pretty rubbish !! I have got an IBS diagnosis because in my consultants words until Crohns can be seen visibly without any doubt with a biopsy to prove it or a serious stricture...
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    Coconut anyone ??

    Anyone else have problems eating desicated ( sorry spelling ) coconut ? It seams to get stuck with me block me up ? Also t same with nuts , seeds, sweetcorn , but I'm ok with baked beans ??
  4. fosterschick

    What medications did u start on ? And doses ?

    Hi all wondering what medication u all started on and what does? Does pentasa sound right for first med ? I have a nasty looking bottom , gastritis and a small patch of inflammtion in colon ?
  5. fosterschick

    Gastritis and prednisone

    Hi all looking for info had my endoscopy yest (never again without sedation !! ) They found gastritis and took lots of biopsies , I have had 3 courses of prednisone in 2 and a half yrs Dosage20mg for a week then 10mg for a week then 5mg then off , loved em made my poop great ! Last course in...
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    Query ? Has anyone in the UK been diagnosed with crohn's in 2012 oe 2013 ? Curious how this fits in with NHD diagnosis tick box sytem ?

    Query ? Has anyone in the UK been diagnosed with crohn's in 2012 or 2013 ? X curious how this fits in with NHS diagnosis tick box system
  7. fosterschick

    Colecalciferol , anyone know what this is ? Something about vitamin D

    Hi all , questioning all u clever people , I am undiagnosed , I collected my regular prescription and I also had one for 6 mths ago for this colecalciferol , I googled it and something about vitamin d ? Is this something anyone else takes and would I know if I was lacking in vitamin D ? Xx
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    Prednisone dose ?

    Hi all wat dose did u start on with pred n how long did u taper for ? did t symptoms start to re-occur quicker wen the dose wasn't high enough ? Or is that just t sign that maybe a different medication is needed ? X
  9. fosterschick

    Mri what can it show up ?

    can mri show even small amounts of inflammation ? Hi all my new gi ( fab woman needs a medal ! ) Has been ummimg and ahhhing on whether I have some bowel disease or not , I have anal skin tags , usual crohn's symptoms , raised calprotecting , and some imflammtion in scope but biopsys negative ...
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    Help MRI to diagnose crohn's ?

    Hi all my new gi ( fab woman needs a medal ! ) Has been ummimg and ahhhing on whether I have some bowel disease or not , I have anal skin tags , usual crohn's symptoms , raised calprotecting , and some imflammtion in scope but biopsys negative , she mentioned trialing a drug but nhs likes thing...
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    Colonoscopy ? inflammtion ?

    hi all as usual i am picking your ever experienced brains , hope all are doing ok , i have had my colonscopy and it was soo painfull at one point anyways they found some inflammtion at this point ( its was all red and sore looking slightly bumpy .... they were kind enough to show me the...
  12. fosterschick

    Fecal calprotectin, how accurate?

    hi all , could i pick ur brains, i am currently in a bad flare as i have come off all medication and useful diet to have a colonscopy , i have also just done a fecal calprotecting test which came back positive ? anyone know much about these and if false postive appear ? x getting ready with info...
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    Fiber , blocking me up in so much pain ?

    hello , just trying a few new things in my diet as things have been going pretty well with pred and gluten free and low fiber , now ive started trying things with wheat and fiber such as bran cereals , and omg what pain i am in right back in the place where i had all my major pain ( Lower right...
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    Is that really fistula ??

    is that really fistula ?? hi guys i am currently undaignosed but my GP is 99 percent that i have crohn's just waiting for the gastro to confirm it !! but now i have a tiny little hole near my bottom my nurse says this is a fistula its really small like not much bigger than a spot , it bleeds...
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    Doctor riddles !!!

    doctor riddles !!! hello just an update all , been to see the 'its IBS' doc , and toldhim about skin tag and responce to pred , he never mentioned IBS after that but when i asked if pred helped IBS he said ' not really they work on inflammtion but if they work for you stay on them ' he even...
  16. fosterschick

    Confused !! does pred stop working

    confused !! does pred stop working help information ....... so i am on my taper down on prednisone , first week was great , but today and yest i have had awful tummy ache i am hoping it was just mushrooms in a meal i had sat nite but bit worried !! This medication seamed to sort everything out...
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    Prednisone , can it help IBS ?

    prednisone , can it help IBS ? ok daft question can prednisone help ibs in any way , ive looked into how this drug works and im just looking for a bit of assistance , i have been taking this for a week and a half and i love it !!!! i cant belive how well its worked nearly normal poo , no pain...
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    Prednisone , can it help IBS ?

    prednisone , can it help IBS ? ok daft question can prednisone help ibs in any way , ive looked into how this drug works and im just looking for a bit of assistance , i have been taking this for a week and a half and i love it !!!! i cant belive how well its worked nearly normal poo , no pain...
  19. fosterschick

    Prednisone how fast does it work?

    prednisone how fast does it work? this may seam pretty bizzarre !! i am curently undiagnosed !!!! I have a lovely gp who has suggested crohn's all along , anyway long story short , lots of CD symptoms and anal skin tags ( only just found by my gp ..i have seen 3 consultnats not one has looked...
  20. fosterschick

    Anal skin tags

    been to see my lovely GP today had to give in and show him my bum ( he is like a friend now its not right haha !! ) and its confirmed i have anal skin tag and quite a few, He says that these are an overlooked indicator for crohns and is prety mad that i have seen three consultants and not one of...
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