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Not Backpacking This Year

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Joined June 2020

I was diagnosed in 2015 with Crohn's Disease, when I was 29. However I have had stomach problems since I was 20 year... read more

Invisible Illness that ch...

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Joined May 2020

This past year has been one hell of a year to say the least. I faced the biggest challenges with my health physically an... read more

My Ulcerative Colitis Jou...

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Joined May 2020

My name is Melissa, I turn 32 in June and I live in Northwest Florida with my little family. I was diagnosed with Ulcera... read more

Community Forum

Undiagnosed returning to ...
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Joined Oct 12, 2017

In order to request workplace accommodations under the American's with Disability Act (ADA) you will need a confirmation from a doctor that you ha....

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Possible IBD - awaiting t...
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Joined Jul 13, 2020

Hi  I'm really new to this so please excuse me if I don't get things quite right in regards to using this forum or terminology.  I....

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Undiagnosed returning to ...
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Joined Jul 11, 2020

Have you had a FOBT done? I actually had one done originally thinking that I had a parasite of some sort. Parasite tests came back negative, and the F....

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Expert Q&A

Disease Education

Q. I am concerned about the Coronavirus. I have Crohn’s and I’m on a biologic. Are there any particular concerns or precautions IBD patients should take?

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Treatment

Q. I have Crohns disease and require monthly B12 injections as I cannot absorb it through my small intestine. I'm not able to get my B12 shots during the current Covid 19 crisis because my physician’s office is only seeing very ill patients. My physician ordered a prescription B12 nasal spray, but it's not covered by my health insurance and cost is $6,000 per month. What is my best OTC, non-pill-form option for me during this time? My last B12 injection was in early February.

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Treatment

Q. My adult niece has UC and was on prednisone for 4.5 months. Once tapered down she seemed to experience a psychotic episode. While doctors were able to mitigate the episode, they took her off of Adderall which she desperately needs to manage her day. Is it common for prednisone to lead to psychotic events (and how long they last?). What can one take in place of Adderall that won’t feed the psychosis?

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