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    Starting Stelara Friday!!

    I have been on several meds (Humira, Remicade and Entyvia) none have put me in remission or relieved any symptoms. I am hoping this will work. If not, my GI said Tysabri :eek: is next which I do not want at all! I have a couple of questions: 1. How long does the infusion last? 2. Any problems...
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    Entyvio and unable to sleep

    I started my infusions last Friday. It went very well. So far I have not had any of the other side effects that have been mentioned. NO fatigue actually the opposite lots of energy and not being able to go to sleep. I am getting power naps at night. My bowel movements have decreased to about 4 a...
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    Let me reintroduce myself.

    It has been awhile since I have been active on the forum. Alittle about my history I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2010. Had a hand assisted ileocolic resection 2013 (Removed foot and half) Been on Humira no help Been on Remicade no help Now fixing to start Entyvio (June 19th) It has ben...
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    Question post resection surgery

    I had hand assisted laproscopic Ileocolic resection surgery on march 7th. I have felt good as could be expected. My question anyone that has this surgery had pain in back while standing or walking around? I don't know if I overdid it yesterday or is this normal. The pain started yesterday while...
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    Surgery March 7th

    Well I went to the surgeon today. I am having surgery on march 7th. I am having hand assisted laparoscopic Ileocolic resection.Whew that is a mouthful :ywow: The surgeon was vey thorough and even drew some pictures of what he was going to do. He answered all my questions I had and was reassuring...
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    Funny// please read and leave some suggestions

    I thought this was pretty funny. I get it all the time. I was out in the front yard and my neighbor was outside. He hollered at me to get my attention. He said have you lost weight. I replied yes. He said you don't even look like the same person. Then it came" how did you do it??". I just smiled...
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    Help please

    I had a colonoscopy Monday and was told that I had a stricture. My doc did biopsy to see if inflammation or scar tissue. And was told that I might have to go on remicade or have surgery depending on the results. I was dx with crohns 01/11. I have been reading about remicade (side effects...
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    Absolutely pissed

    I went to see my doctor. I had been having some problems and it took about 2 weeks to get in to see him. (I know I have not been the best patient as far as seeing him regular) But finally get in the back to see him. The first thing he says is that it has been a while and I agree. Then he...
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    Augusta, Ga

    Are there any crohn's support groups in Augusta, GA? It would be nice to have a local support group.
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    Flare up or not??

    I don't whether this is a flare up or not? I have been in pain for 2 days it comes and goes. Severe diarrhea, tired. I hate having to run to the bathroom all the time. I have had these before and usually only last a day but not 2 days. I don't know if it is going to subside. New to the forum.
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    Hey, My name is Heather. Here is my story. I had been having trouble for many,many years. All symptoms had been dismissed as irritable bowel syndrome or spastic colon. I could not eat with outgoing to the bathroom immediately after eating. Finally I had some bad blood work and some unexplained...