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    Drink Water

    Just got back from GI. Endoscopy was normal...no more GERD. Colonoscopy looked great too...inflammation is now very mild (down from severe 18 mos ago). Better yet, Vit D back to normal and all other blood is good. What a journey to get here. Still on 6-mp indefinitely. I still feel...
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    My first ever clean scope

    For the first time in seven years, I had a clean scope. Esophagus normal and colon only showing a couple mild ulcerations. Nearly two years ago, I was bleeding out my butt and losing serious weight with a severly inflamed colon. Today, I'm sporting the healthiest pipes i've ever had. Don't...
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    Colonoscopy buddy

    I'm going in for my annual scope next Friday. I've got the two fer one special - endoscopy and colonoscopy. I'm feeling great and expecting improved results from last year's. But, I'm always nervous at what the doc might find. Anyone else going in for one next week? Misery loves company.
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    I'm worn down from coughing

    Day 75 of my cough. Frigid cold out and cough is worse today. Allergy meds, inhaler, vitamin A and C slams, every cough med under the sun, humidifiers, even moonshine...nothing kills it or offers even a day of relief. I'm frustrated, tired from coughing and feeling down. I can't speak a...
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    Crohn's cough

    I think I've posted on this before, but I'm curious if anyone also suffers from chronic coughing in the fall/winter. Mine started about 2-3 weeks ago. It's a tickle in the back of my throat that won't go away. I've had it every year since 2002 (around time of initial diagnosis) except last...
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    Yay...another kidney stone :(

    I feel the spasms today and had some cloudy urine. Yay. I can't wait. Second episode in 12 months. And, I've been drinking lots of water too! It just makes me want to do what's attached. Grrrrrrrrrr.
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    Long-term users of 6-mp or Azathioprine

    I've been on 50mg/day for 6 months now. No real issues other than (a) fatigue and (b) my body's rejection of dosage above 50mg/day. Anyone been on longer? Side effects? I've been researching this drug and feeling a bit scared about being on it too long.
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    I'm So Fatigued

    Can't seem to drag myself out of bed in the mornings. Been working long hours but still...it's 9am and i feel like taking a nap already. I'm such a grump. :)
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    Anyone else get the dry heaves?

    I feel like such a whiner but I'm trying to get to bottom of an issue I've kept suppressed for a long time. Lately, I'll have days when I'm so thirsty that I start gagging. Mouth is so dry that I can't get to my water bottle in time before I start getting the dry heaves. Take yesterday and...
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    My pants don't fit

    Some jeans and a suit I bought last xmas don't fit me anymore. I now swim in them thanks to being off prednisone. My pregnant belly is gone along with 2 inches of my girth. Think I can take them back and get a refund?
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    Thanks, Crohnsforum

    Every once in a while, I find myself taking things for granted. And, then, I sit back and realize how blessed I am. A year ago, I was struggling. Lots of lonely times in the bathroom. Fatigue and an inability to get out of bed some mornings. Shame (how does one tell friends that I can't go...
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    New Pill Technology...Seems a Bit Space Age?

    http://www.physorg.com/news145640874.html New technology called "ipill" has a camera and targeted delivery system that may help us Crohnies. All I can think of is Rick Moranis...don't know why.
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    No More Prednisone!!!

    Today was my last day. Couldn't wait to chuck the empty bottle. Good riddance. 9 months of that nasty stuff. Never again I hope.
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    Which is the better pain reliever for Crohn's Disease? Advil, Tylenol or Aspirin?

    Advil seems to do nasty things to your stomach. Tylenol can damage your liver (and if you're on 6mp, that ain't good). Aspirin...I don't know. thoughts?
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    3 weeks of daily headaches on Prednisone

    Is this normal? I'm down to 2mg/day of Prednisone. Since I got down to 5mg/day, I've been struggling with daily headaches. Having to take Advil every few hours. It's really frustrating. See GI a week from Monday.
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    Prednisone withdrawal headaches? Anyone else get them?

    I'm down to 4mg/day. Each week, I'm tapering down 1mg/day. From 6 to 5 and 5 to 4, I started getting headaches. In fact, I've had headaches every day for the last 10 days. I'm one who rarely gets headaches. I assume it's withdrawal but should i be concerned? don't see GI for another 2 weeks.
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    I'm kinda freaking out...elevated ALT (liver) tests with 6mp

    I'm already hypersensitive to the ASA drugs. Now I've learned my liver tests are showing abnormalities at >50mg of 6-mp. Grrrrrr. I feel fine symptom-wise but I'm trying to wean off prednisone and onto a maintenance drug. What if I can't tolerate 6-mp? What next?
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    Anyone use probiotic called Align?

    My GI recommended it to reduce bloating and gas. I'm on pred but my bloating has increased despite my having been tapering and drinking lots of water.
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    Anyone else from NYC?

    Just wondering who is from NY or Northeast part of US?
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    Crohns and Allergies

    I had an allergy attack a few weeks ago from eating a balance bar and recently went to allergist for testing. I had broken out in severe hives and nearly needed an Epi-pen shot. Anyways, I learned that I appear to be allergic to cow's milk and whey. Oddly though, I have never had issues...