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Old 04-03-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone else has been diagnosed with this disease. I was recently diagnosed and I'm trying to find examples of people successfully managing their symptoms.

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Old 04-03-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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A high school buddy of mine has it and he seems to successfully manage it. Although he stopped drinking due to the disease. It does flair up from time to time though.

So it is manageable. Good Luck!!

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Old 04-03-2012, 07:50 PM   #3
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A good buddy of mine doesn't have Crohn's, but he does have Ulcerative Colitis. He's managed it fairly well for about a decade.

Get a good gastroenterologist and I'm sure you'll get some good advice. One of the things about crohn's vs UC is that with crohn's the inflamed section of the intestine can be surgically removed. It doesn't cure the disease and it's obviously an invasive procedure, but it might be an option to think about.

Also, I think that diseases like crohn's and UC are autoimmune related, so if I were you I'd talk to the doctor about any related issues you might needto watch out for.

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Old 04-03-2012, 09:22 PM   #4
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I don't have a problem but here is an interesting article with links to other resources.

http://boingboing.net/2011/10/10/set...s-disease.html

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Old 04-03-2012, 09:25 PM   #5
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You should look into a local support group that you can share information with and get some solid advice from.

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Old 04-06-2012, 08:28 PM   #6
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My sister has it. She is on a ton of meds and a somewhat limited diet. If you see her running, MOVE!! They have tried everything and it is just barely managed. Real shame. Hope you can control yours! Seems like a real lousy disease to have.

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I'll agree with the above advice of a good gastroenterologist and a support group. Also, I've seen a lot of successful treatment with Remicade. Best of luck to you.

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I was just diagnosed a week ago. So far the doctors say I have a mild case, time will tell. Makes me have a completely different outlook on stem cells. Anything to keep my kids from getting this I am all fair now.

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Old 04-11-2012, 04:50 AM   #9
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My brother in law has it. Diet will need to change. Poor guy can't drink beer, I have to brew him ciders.

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So far beer does not bother me, thank God.

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