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Freedom from fistula

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Joined March 2024

My healing journey started when I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitits when I was 23 years old. I was a Flight Attenda... read more

How Ulcerative Colitis ch...

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Joined February 2024

How Ulcerative Colitis changed my life By Leon C. DeFulgentis           ... read more

Remission for twenty year...

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Joined December 2023

Hello!  I'm a 47 year old female who was diagnosed used with Crohns about 20 years ago.  I have been in re... read more

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Joined Apr 22, 2024

Hi there - I've been using the brand name Lialda 1.2mg every day for 10 years. Insurance is now favoring the generic options.  I understand ....

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Expert Q&A

Treatment

Q. I was diagnosed with UC a few months ago. I was put on Uceris then Stelara. I have been in remission since I started the Uceris and am tapering off. I have also been recently diagnosed with inappropriate sinus tachycardia (fast resting heart rate), which seemed to start with the UC symptoms. The cardiologist is not worried about it, but cannot explain why it is happening. I have seen that UC can cause a fast heart rate. Is this true? Should it get better if the UC gets better?

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Special Populations

Q. · My son was diagnosed with a Crohn's flare. He started Remicade and methotrexate & having his 3rd infusion next week. More prednisone was also prescribed since his symptoms haven't improved (his doctor said the symptoms might also be side effects of the Remicade). He sleeps all the time, can't work, and is depressed. My son believes the Remicade isn't working and should try Humira. Do you have any recommendations for him?

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Special Populations

Q. I am wondering if there are ways to help reduce my stress levels related to having a chronic illness in the workplace. Should I tell my supervisor that I have IBD? I feel overwhelmed at times at work and feel like I am not able to complete the task needed on time. I am unsure how to cope.

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