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  1. Plissken

    Diarrhoea for 6 days. No other symptoms. What is going on?

    So I woke up on Monday and the world fell out of my backside and it has been happening ever since. Only way to stop it (temporarily) is with Immodium. Then once that wears off it starts again I've never had the runs for more than a day or two ever so this is quite alarming. I feel fine, no...
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    Blockages since starting infliximab (Remicade)

    I've had my 3 loading doses and during that time I have seen some small improvement but the worrying thing is I've had 3 bowel obstructions in this time as well. Thankfully they have shifted after a few hours of pain and fever each time. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm wondering if my...
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    Weight training on Prednisolone?

    I had surgery about 6 weeks ago but feel strong again now and would like to do some light weight training. I'm no body builder or anything but I usually keep my upper body trim, right now I'm pretty puney and weak as I've done little exercise in this time I am however on 25mg of pred at the...
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    Serious burning tummy since starting Prednisolone

    I started 40mg Pred 12 days ago and for the last 7 days my belly has felt on fire after every bowel movement. It the stays like that for the rest of the day until late at night. I'm only able to eat in these small windows where I'm not in pain. Anyone had any experience of this? Am I reacting...
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    Live score: Crohn's 2 - 1 Me - My story is pretty bizarre right now...

    It's Back Well after about 14 months of only minor symptoms my disease came back with vengeance in the summer. During this period some of you may remember I posted about how I was controlling my Crohn's with diet, it worked well until it didn't. Take action First thing I tried was getting back...
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    Mouth Ulcers go away!

    Since my crohn's started flaring up again I have been getting multiple mouth ulcers. This is something new to me, in the past I have gone over a year without a mouth ulcer. Right now I can't seem to shift them, Corsodyl hasnt worked at all. The only time they went away was the few days after my...
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    Help gaining weight. How did you do it?

    So my crohn's flared up again a few months ago after being pretty quiet for about 9 months. My weight is usually borderline underweight but nothing to worry about, until recently where I've lost about 9lbs which I can't afford to lose. I have a fast metabolism and I just don't seem to gain...
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    Controlling Crohn's without medication

    I just thought I'd give you all an update. Last time I posted I was on Humira and I thought it was helping but I soon realised the same flare ups were occurring from certain foods as it did before. I've been off all daily meds now for about 3 months and I'm feeling great, physically and...
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    Question for those who have had surgery. I have Crohns of the ileum

    I've always seen surgery as a last resort. But it's been a year now since I was diagnosed with Crohns and a stricture in my ileum. I've tried all the immunosurpressants and right now I'm on Humira and have been for about 6 months. It has helped a little, but I'm still so temperamental to a lot...
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    First holiday abroad with Crohns

    Any tips or pointers you can give me? I'm going to Sorrento, Italy so nowhere too obscure. I have crohns, I control it with diet and the odd painkiller. Nothing else right now It would be nice to have a few alcoholic drinks on holiday, I haven't really drank more than the occasional glass of...
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    CT Scan / Cannula disaster

    So last week I had a CT scan on my small bowel. Should have been pretty straight forward but mistakes were made! So first off I drank a load of movieprep whilst I waited. After half an hour they took me through to insert the cannula in the vein in my arm. The nurse did not seem confident, she...
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    How fast can I taper off Prednisolone?

    SO I've been on 40mgs for 2 weeks, now I'm on day 4 of 35mgs. It hasn't helped which leads the doc to believe the discomfort is coming from my stricture which is likely scarred. The doctor told me to taper off, but didn't actually give me details on said tapering! How soon can I drop down the...
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