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  1. Brenden

    Help reading blood test results please

    Hi there I got my account setup online to check my bloodwork results online so I can see the results. I'm a bit confused about what it says about the B12 levels. I don't know if its normal or high or whats going on. Also I think thats iron underneath it. I attached a picture of the results...
  2. Brenden

    Please tell me my eyes are not inflamed! (PICS)

    Hello everyone, I am in the midst of being diagnosed. So far doctors think I have Crohn's Disease in the upper part of my small intestine. :( Recently I have developed some bad joint pain and my friends were pointing out my eyes don't look so good. They seem to be a bit yellow, with some red...
  3. Brenden

    Finally making a bit of progress!

    Recently I have been undergoing tests with my GI because of suspected crohns disease. After a clean colonoscopy she pretty much dismissed me and my symptoms. So I have been suffering for months, I decided something needed to be done so I went and saw my GP. He did not seem surprised my GI was...
  4. Brenden

    Morning Diarrhea, Afternoon Constipation

    Recently I downloaded the "myIBD" app because I wanted to start recording some of my symptoms to tell my GI. After a few weeks I seem to have noticed a trend in my daily bowel movements. Shortly after I awake I feel a STRONG urgency to go, and a lot of diarrhea comes out. Then after I've been...
  5. Brenden

    Clean Barium X-ray, so not IBD?

    So after having a clean barium x-ray, clean colonoscopy, all other blood work and stool tests normal, I am still left with diarrhea, nausea, abdominal cramping, mild pain, joint pain/stiffness, headache, weight loss, fatigue, reduced appetite, my immune system is totally shot and now recently I...
  6. Brenden

    Tough time fighting colds

    Does anyone with IBD have a tough time fighting colds or is it just me? I seem to get colds so easily despite taking precautions. I only ever notice in the morning. The cold symptoms seem to only be a stuffy nose and a lot of phlegm that once I blow/cough/spit out it seems to be gone until the...
  7. Brenden

    Tests Done - Am I clean?

    Hello again everyone I haven't posted for a while but some of you may remember some of my previous posts. Since grade 9 I've suffered of diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramping, reduced appetite and weight loss, extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting and delayed growth (shortest out of most my family)...
  8. Brenden

    Possible Abscess? Extremely Slow Doctor! :'(

    Hello again everyone, about a month ago I posted about how i was STILL waiting for my barium x-ray after my colonoscopy was clean. Well fast forward another month and im STILL waiting for my x-ray! Im getting extremely scared that its getting worse as my symptoms have been steadily increasing...
  9. Brenden

    Waiting... and waiting!

    Like many other people here who are still waiting for a straight up diagnosis, I am growing more frustrated with this healthcare system. At my last appointment with my GI she said she wanted to go ahead and do a barium x-ray. She said the office would call me soon to schedule an appointment, its...
  10. Brenden

    Keeps going downhill

    Hey everyone, been starting to feel the depression starting to kick up again after my recent colonoscopy didn't have such good news. I've already gone through this once before so I'm trying to do my best and stay positive, keeping the negative thoughts out of my head. If you read my story you...
  11. Brenden

    My story and ongoing stomach problems

    Hi everyone, I'm fairly new to this forum and decided to introduce myself. Since grade 9 I've suffered of diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramping, reduced appetite and weight loss, extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting and delayed growth (shortest out of most my family). At first it just started as...
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