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  1. GI Jane

    Crohn's and Reflux connected?

    Thanks guess I need to go through mes cabinet again crazy.
  2. GI Jane

    Crohn's and Reflux connected?

    Should own stock in Tums and Ranitidine. Diet hasn’t helped much but some.
  3. GI Jane

    Sores in the corner of my mouth

    Ya so tired of cracks on the corners of my mouth. Was told problem with Crohn’s. :-(
  4. GI Jane

    NEW TO CROHNS FORUM

    I seem to finally have my Vedolizumab working took 8 months and liquid diets and prayer :-). Yep I can handle little amounts of sweets. Like a few chocolate chips in my oatmeal with morning. Take care.
  5. GI Jane

    Is Entyvio Effective At Treating Crohn's Flares?

    No had to look this one up but I sure have these symptoms. Meet with doc on Wed so will ask. Got blood work and we shall see from there thanks.
  6. GI Jane

    Is Entyvio Effective At Treating Crohn's Flares?

    I am on my 8th month of Vedolizumab with inflammatory markers down but no end in site on diarrhea. Remicade became allergic too and this seems to be my last hope until something new comes out....I miss Asacol....was so upsetting when taken off market....it was my wonder drug....tried the...
  7. GI Jane

    Milk Thistle Extract Experiences

    I used to drink a tea form of Milk Thistle which slightly helped......you've made me want to look into again. So many teas give to really bad heartburn.
  8. GI Jane

    close call

    The MRE with barium found my fistula once when nothing else did. Had to lick a saltine cracker to not throw up that chalky stuff. It's hard when you are scared to eat but so hungry. My go to is Lipton chicken noodle soup in a box. Tiny thin noodles and only chicken broth you can sip it the...
  9. GI Jane

    NEW TO CROHNS FORUM

    We need a chocolatier in Seaside Oregon move here.....I miss my good sea foam :-)......yes it kills me but it's worth it lol
  10. GI Jane

    A new adventure for The Braille Chicken Whisperer

    Was diagnosed 16 years ago about and went through a lot of medications and surgery. Tried elimination diet, Jordan Rubin diet, European diet, vegetarian diet....all seem to help some.... and for awhile.... but the big bad wolf is always lurking in the intestines. I had a couple year remission...
  11. GI Jane

    Hello again

    Ya thinking my great grandfather made that up then. He was young 14ish and became a servant to a couple on the boat coming over to America. He even took their last name, so can't research our genealogy from there unfortunately. Always some road blocks when researching Ancestry. Oh well it...
  12. GI Jane

    Hello again

    I have so wanted to go to Israel and Egypt. My brother in law is Jewish and really hope I can tag along with them when they go, hopefully in not to distant future. Congrats on the first person getting the vaccination and at 90 something, brave! Ya one of the toilets closed at one of the...
  13. GI Jane

    Hello again

    Over 200 acres, life size dinosaurs, and a huge maze what an amazing park. If travel can ever happen safely again I will so go there. My next trip is England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. I did the 7 countries tour with Rick Steves and really enjoyed that adventure. Hoping to take my sister...
  14. GI Jane

    What Do You Attribute Your Flares To?

    Ya that bites....Dr might put me on steroids until I'm able to get approved for Entyvio again. The military VA always takes forever but worth it since it's paid for 100%. Haven't been on steroids for years.....I'm horrible on them with no sleep and anger.....ya not fun for sure. Hopefully you...
  15. GI Jane

    Hello again

    You are amazing to be able to swallow a triangle pill, with swelling I can't swallow that shape really hardly any pills. I have to have a bite of food and very carefully take even small pills. Chewable pills are my friend. I made sure when I moved to get a one story home, which is really hard...
  16. GI Jane

    What Do You Attribute Your Flares To?

    Ya I've bought three of his books. Sugar is chips are my down fall addicted bad to those. Hopefully I can get strong again. The diet wasn't on the page sorry it was the book. Sort of European diet.
  17. GI Jane

    My journey to getting well

    Ya pork is so bad for me, swelling and sick to my stomach. Hamburger has to be the highest percent and only a little bit, I mix with beans and rice. Can't have lettuce or tomato anymore :-( Tacos just aren't the same. Sometimes can't do the brown rice, but jasmine or white I'm ok with. I...
  18. GI Jane

    What Do You Attribute Your Flares To?

    This helped me get in remission for over 3 years once, no meds.....but then the war and divorce and ya back on biologic. It's a strict diet at first but felt so healthy.....I should try again. http://makersdiet.com/about.php
  19. GI Jane

    Hello again

    Wish we were closer I'd give you one of my wheelchairs. I have a power assist one which I loved. I hated people pushing me so removed the handles and have these power assisted wheels when needed but regular when not, it was a God send at the time.....yep I'm a control freak. lol The one thing...
  20. GI Jane

    Hello again

    Sorry to hear of so many issues you have to battle. I've learned to live with pain like some annoying bad relative that just wont leave. It's amazing what your body will put up with for awhile. I was in a wheelchair for my spinal cord injury and surgery with a plate infused at C5-7. They...
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