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Our Stories

Stoma at sixteen

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Joined July 2020

Hi I’m Ollie, just turned 16 years old and I was diagnosed with Colitis in Jan 2020 and six weeks ago I had major ... read more

My Childhood IBD Story

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Joined July 2020

I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when I was two years old and recently graduated college. In the link below is a ... read more

My fix collagenous coliti...

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Joined June 2020

I had uncontrolabe diarreha for six weeks before my first colonoscopy in January 2010.  Dr. tried antidiarreha med ... read more

Community Forum

Ulcerative Colitis - medi...
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Joined Nov 25, 2020

Hi again. Assuming you're in the States, you can try calling the drug company. Sometimes they will work something out. Also, try contacting "....

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Ulcerative Colitis - medi...
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Joined Nov 25, 2020

I guess it's different for everyone. I have used it on occasion for years, but only when I have flare ups. I am on other meds that I take daily th....

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Ulcerative Colitis - medi...
Author Image Greg S
Joined Nov 28, 2020

I am a 59 year old male diagnosed just a few days ago. Prescribed mesalaine enema. Was very apprehensive about the application process. First dose las....

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Expert Q&A

Special Populations

Q. My son is 7 and just diagnosed with Crohn's. His disease is severe. The doctor gave us a choice Humira or Remicade. How do you decide about which medication to choose?

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Special Populations

Q. I am 15 and my dad has Crohn’s. Recently I’ve started showing symptoms and I know I need to tell my parents so I can see a doctor and find out if that’s what it is, but I don’t know how to tell my parents. I am terrified and I do not know what to do.

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Special Populations

Q. I was recently diagnosed with UC as a 30-year-old female. I had always assumed I would have children, but now I am worried about the risk children might face. What is the absolute risk that my children would develop IBD or another autoimmune disease? Of 100 children born to women who have UC, how many go on to develop an autoimmune disease?

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