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Crohn's Disease

Also known as Mesalazine for Crohn's Disease

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  • How can you tell if you're getting a flare?

    Probably a stupid question, but as I only got diagnosed in August, how do you know if you're going into a flare? I've been well for a few months but had a few bouts of diarrhoea over the weekend and a little bit of blood Sunday. Does this sound like a flare or just a few random bouts?

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  • Serotonin /Dopamine precursor for Crohns

    Hi  , after reading on Dr google ,could trying to improve serotonin / dopamine by  tyrosine supplement help with crohn's.  i have only just read on google about it , so bit more studying will be required ,anyone ever heard or read about Serotonin / Dopamine for remission of crohn's. 

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  • No one knows what's wrong with me? What else do I do?

    Hi, this is my first time posting on this forum. I'm a 17 year old female and I have been suffering with me stomach since I was smaller. I haven't got a diagnosis of anything yet. Basically over the last 3 years my stomach has got worse. Every few months I get these 'flare ups' where...

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  • Crohns or eating disorder???

    Hi, my 15 year old daughter has lost 2.5 stone of weight in 5 months. Coupled with stomach pains and vomitting.  Calprotectin level is raised at 120 but everything else is totally normal.  However, recently she has been eating less and less because she says it makes her feel sick or gives her...

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  • Rising Crp and Esr

    Hi, I wonder if anyone is having the same experience . My husband is currently on infliximab at a 6weekly dose for Crohns Colitis . 8 weekly did not work and was sub-therapeutic. 6 weekly trough levels proved drug is now therapeutic and there are no antibodies , which is great. However , his Crp has...

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  • Here we go again

    Hi all Long time crohns suffer, was lucky as had pretty much 20 years of remission )with the odd mini flare every now  & then). This last year has been horrific. Multiple flares, azathiaprine didn’t work as damaged my liver so steroids steroids & more steroids. 4 inpatient stays, then developed...

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  • Crohn's Psoriasis Type two diabetes

    Hi  ,   Is there a connection between having crohns , and type two diabetes ,It seems type two diabetes  can cause or some how be connected to psoriasis ,  plus Vasculitis   then manifest into crohns ,are they all the same thing  .    I have just been...

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  • Crohn's causing random sickness

    Hey, I'm hoping someone may be able to give me some advice. I posted on here a while ago as I was diagnosed with September and since October I had one day every month up until May where I would wake up with horrific sickness and continue to vomit all day until 5/6pm. It would make me so poorly I...

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  • Entocort and anxiety

    I was prescribed entocort and used for 6 weeks and got off due to having mood swings, weight gain and gas . My doctor was ok with me stopping since my Crohns isn't severe . Got off and it's been about 4 days and now have more anxiety the before and my blood pressure has gone up a couple times...

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  • Crohn's Disease without symptoms

    Hi all,  I was diagnosed with Crohn's at the beginning of the year. I'm 41 and got a colonoscopy because it was required becuase my father died of colon cancer. I went in with a great attitude and woke up to bad news. The doctor immediately prescribed meds; a steroid and later a chemo therapy...

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  • Choestyramine

    Hi everybody, I have had crohns now for 53 yrs, during which I have had two bowel resections and a number of other operations. I was prescribed Cholestyramine by my consultant around 18 yrs ago which I am still taking today, I take the questran sachet. Although it does it's job well in controlling...

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  • Bloody stool

    Hello, I have a illeostomy due to Crohn's disease for 41 yrs. I have been on pentasa for 17 yrs and have been in remission for at least that long if not longer. Recently during routine endoscopy, small bowel study, colonoscopy, pill cam, 3-4 months ago Gastrologist has said I'm in beginning stages...

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  • Results

    Hi guys well I went and seen the specialist for my results of my colonoscopy. He said it may be Crohn's it maybe just infection. He wants me to do another calprotectin text in 3 months. I said to him this is been going on for 4 years now so many doctors two different specialist, still no answers....

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  • Calprotectin level 120 in 15 yr old teenager

    Hi, I am new here but my 15 year old daughter has received stool test stating 120 calprotectin level. She is already under a gastro consultant on waiting list for endoscopy and colonoscopy. She has gone from 10 stone 7 to 8 stone 7 in 2 months and has had vomitting, stomach pains, lack of appetite...

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  • mercaptopurine

    Hello, Saw the ibd nurse last week and she wants me to start this. As i have anxety, fear of medications, the side effects...etc, just wondered if anyone else has had success with this? Having looked at nhs choices, the success of any of the medications appears limited. They want to add humira in next...

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  • Surgery experiences??

    I was diagnosed with crohns in 1999 and have had various treatments over the years with several flares and periods of remission. The crohns has been in a flare for 3+ years now with no sign of remission. In this time I’ve tried steroids, methotrexate, Humira and most recently infliximab. None have worked...

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  • Blurry eyes with active Crohn's

    I have active Crohn's at the moment and the last couple of weeks my eyes have become really blurry and I am getting headaches as a result. I have read that blurry eyes can be a symptom of Crohn's disease. Has anyone got any advice? I can hardly see through my contact lenses!

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  • Mirtazipine for weight gain? What other options are there?

    Was recently put on mirtazipine to help with appetite. I'm down to 96 pounds. The med knocks me out and makes my weak fatigued state even worse. My job is suffering from it. I need advice and help badly. What have you taken to help eat? Thanks in advance. This chrons disease is literally knocking...

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  • New pain

    Hi guys, have this pain that radiates down from kidney region down both parts of the spine then gurgling some minor pain in lower left region. Been going on for 3 days. Feels like infection. Stools are normal to soft. I see my gastro doctor in 5 days time for colonoscopy biopsy results. At least i had...

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  • Chrome, IBS or something else??

    Hi all, read some brilliant advice on here but now I'm probably going to confuse everyone...lol, my symptoms are, severe stomach pain after eating, lost 2 stone in weight since pains started in June this year, I have regular bowel movements that are normal but with some bits of white mucus! i have...

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  • My Crohn's is destroying my life

    I was diagnosed with Crohn's last year in October when I collapsed in pain at work. Since then I have been in and out of hospital every other month. They have done several test on me such as MRI, Colonoscopy, endoscopy, several blood test and can't remember the rest. They finally said I have...

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  • Cutaneous Crohns ( Anogenital Granulomas)

    I am interested in talking with anyone who has been diagnosed with Crohns of the skin. I was diagnosed with Cutaneous Crohns 3 years ago following a biopsy and reoccurring Cellulitus.  As it’s a rare from of Crohns I am keen to chat with anyone who is managing this condition too.  Many thanks

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  • My first post on Chron’s Disease

    Right so basically for the last 3-4 months I’ve besn getting mucus around my stools but recently it has stopped, also sometimes I had like a few streaks of blood there too. Sometimes I get constipation and that can sometimes last for about a day or 2. I’m only 15 (boy) recently for 2 weeks I had no problems...

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  • Orofacial granulomatosis - Crohns disease

    Hi I have just been diagnosed with orofacial granulomatosis OFG -v uncommon auto immune disease which is dietary related & have been placed on a cinnamon & benzoate free diet which I'm really struggling with. I am having further allergy tests soon & a colonoscopy to see whether I have...

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  • Humira & Ear infection

    Hi.  I’m currently on Humira along with pred for Crohn’s disease. The last few weeks I’ve been suffering with sinus pain which I’ve put down to the Humira as states sinus pain is a side effect of the drug. But now I have major ear ache & GP has said he thinks I have an ear infection sonhas prescribed...

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  • Stricture pain and humira

    I've had crohns for 16 years and have a stricture. Recently started Humira (end Feb) but since starting it I've been getting episodes of bloating and bad abdominal pains, lots of stomach grumbling noises and bowel movements suddenly stop which is not normal. Has anyone experience of humira and...

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  • Awaiting diagnosis

    Hi,  I'm 38 years old, with  symptoms for around 18-24 mths.  GP and A&E both have said they think may be Chrons disease. Recently been having pain left upper abdominal area- made worse after eating- within around 15-20 minutes and lasts hours.  Diarrhoea  4-5 times a...

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  • How long do your prescriptions last?

    Hi, I had a bowel resection in May, everything is going well, I am managing to eat and drink everything so far...  Suffering Acid reflux but not nothing I would moan about yet. I have been advised by my consultant to now have the maximum dose possible of azathioprine, normally my g.p prescribes...

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  • Colonoscopy is over but?

    Hi guys short story, have had stomach issues last 4 years, 3 years ago seen a specialist who did a colonoscopy and endoscopy, ct scan with dye, ultra sound heaps of bloods stools. All came back good results ( helipylonbactor only thing found) my major problem is diarrhoea after meals, mainly fatty greasy...

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  • New Active Crohns

    Hello to all of you. Ok so here I go, in 1978 I had been diagnosed with Crohns I was only 21 but very sick and did not know anything about this disease. I had my colon completely removed and have an illeostomy. In the yr 2000 was placed on Pentasa. I have been in remission for several years, until recently....

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