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Our Stories

My Story

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Joined August 2022

Its start long ago with abdominal pain and chronic constipation. Recently, I went under three Colonoscopy in less than a... read more

j pouch surgery

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Joined August 2022

A few months ago I was diagnosed with UC I had my colon removed and am setup with a bag currently. Honestly, I am just g... read more

My Story

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Joined April 2016

Hi all, Its my first time here. I am 30 years old living in Pennsylvania and I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis ... read more

Community Forum

11yo son just diagnosed w...
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Joined Sep 8, 2022

Hi! I am sorry your son is going through this, but I am glad he has you to support him. I have not personally done the nutritional therapy, but I have....

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Standard Phone Features
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Joined Apr 24, 2022

I'm sure you're here to learn about standard phone features and are wondering what kind of information we'll be providing. I need a little....

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Standard Phone Features
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Joined Apr 24, 2022

Enjoy popular voice and text calling with the free Phone Basic feature. Plus, add the next level of premium service for your family’s safety wit....

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Expert Q&A

Special Populations

Q. My 14 year old has been in "remission" for about 1 year now and still receives the remicade infusions every 8 weeks, but with this new school year she is now experiencing sort of panic attacks/anxiety. I've made her appointment with pediatrician but looking to see if this is common in youth with an IBD?

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Special Populations

Q. I have a 19 year old son who is in college, he is very nervous about sharing a room with someone who doesn’t understand his illness. He is not always vocal about having IBD and does his best to manage without many people knowing when he is in pain, etc. How would you recommend he handle the situation with having a roommate and living with IBD? I feel like he may be having anxiety related to this.

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Special Populations

Q. Hello. I am a mom of a teen daughter who has been diagnosed for just shy of a year. She is often times staying in her room, avoiding friendships, and even refusing to eat at times. I am worried she might be depressed related to having a chronic illness. Are there things I can do to help as her mom? Ways to teach her to cope with her illness? Anything would help!

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