Monthly Archives July 2019

Celebrities with Crohn’s

Samantha Irby is an American comedian, author, and blogger. As an IBD patient advocate, she wrote “I’ve Been Battling Chronic Illness For Years. Why Won’t Doctors Just Believe Me?” for Elle Magazine which is an excerpt from the book Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World by Jessica Valenti and, Jaclyn Friedman. To get an idea of her style of writing, this is pulled from that article: I am in a ridiculous amount of pain (like, childbirth pain), which is typically followed by a torrent of bloody shit (and much humiliated apologizing to whomever I happen to be
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Categories: Cannabis, Crohn's Disease, DIAGNOSIS, Stories, STORIES-OF-HOPE, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Pharmaceutical Options

Aminosalicylates (5-ASA) – Oral Sulfasalazine [Azulfidine, Azulfidine EN-tabs] Mesalamine [Lialda, Pentasa, Delzicol, Asacol HD] Olsalazine [Dipentum] Balsalazide [Giazo, Colazal] Aminosalicylates (5-ASA) – Rectal suppositories and enemas Mesalamine [Canasa, Rowasa, sfRowasa] Corticosteroids and Glucocorticoids Prednisolone [Pred Forte, Omnipred, Pred Mild, , Orapred ODT, Millipred DP, Veripred 20, and Pediapred] Prednisone [Deltasone, Rayos, Prednisone Intensol] Budesonide [Entocort, Uceris, Pulmicort, Rhinocort Allergy, and Pulmicort Flexhaler] Methylprednisolone [Solu-Medrol, Medrol, ReadySharp Methylprednisolone, P-Care D40, P-Care D80, and Depo-Medrol] Immunosuppressive and Immunomodulators Ustekinumab [Stelara] Adalimumab [Humira, Humira Pen, Humira Pen Crohn’s-UC-HS Start, Humira Pediatric Crohn’s Start, Humira, and Humira Pen Psoriasis-Uveitis] Azathioprine [Azasan, Imuran] Infliximab [Remicade]
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Categories: Asacol, Corticosteroids, Enemas, Lialda-Mesalamine, Pharmaceuticals, Prednisone-Deltasone, Rowasa, Suppository, and TREATMENT.

IBD Crohn’s Colitis Lab Testing You Can Order

Lab Testing I recommend checking your Inflammatory markers throughout the year at regular intervals so you can track your progress. What gets measured gets managed. What gets managed can improve. Your lived experience and quality of life is most important. Keeping a regular journal is helpful because we often forget how good things are until they sometimes turn sour. Heck, I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast yesterday! The Crohn’s Disease Activity Index (CDAI) and  Simple Clinical Colitis Activity Index (SCCAI) are useful tools to consider using.  They access disease activity in Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. For children,
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Categories: CalProctetin, Crohn's Disease, DIAGNOSIS, DIAGNOSTIC TESTING, Hematochezia(Blood in Stool), Inflammation, Stool Analysis, and Ulcerative Colitis.

Happiness Quiz

The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire was developed by psychologists Michael Argyle and Peter Hills at Oxford University. Take a few moments to take the survey. This is a good way to get a snapshot of your current level of happiness. You can even use your score to compare to your happiness level at some point in the future by taking the survey again. If you are using some of the interventions presented on this site to raise your happiness level, you can see whether your score on the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire goes up as a result. Instructions Below are a number
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Categories: Depression, Gratitude, LOVE, Quiz, RESEARCH, and Resources.