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Feb 10, 2017 · Crohn's treatment in Digestive Health

I am so sorry to hear that Jay. I see lots of commercials about Entyvio on tv.. was not sure if its different than other biologics. Is it ?

Dec 19, 2016 · Preventative surgery to remove affected GI area from Crohn's in Digestive Health

Thank you healthserach so much for your reply. Very helpful remarks. Just curious, how did the Italian doctor clean your liver ?? how its done ?

Dec 19, 2016 · Preventative surgery to remove affected GI area from Crohn's in Digestive Health

Thank you Deena so much for your reply and encouragement. I will try to convince my doctor to write me a prescription to try it out. Do you have any knowledge if it has an anti-inflammatory effect ?

Dec 19, 2016 · Preventative surgery to remove affected GI area from Crohn's in Digestive Health

Thanks Charilie, for the reply. Is the Hemp CBD the same as medical Marijuana ? What is CBD ? Three years ago I asked my GI doctor about the use of Marijuana for Crohn’s but he dismissed it. I want to revisit this since I have a new doctor. Based on your experience how does it work ? Thanks

Dec 18, 2016 · Preventative surgery to remove affected GI area from Crohn's in Digestive Health

Hi all,
I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease about 15 years ago. The diseased was fairly mild until about 3 years ago where I started having serious flares.. My doctor put me on Entocort (Budisonide) 9mg/day. The drug kept my symptoms under control but each time I tried to taper off the drug the symptoms would come back. I have been on the drug for about 3 years now. My new GI doctor wants to switch me to a new drug Imuran to replace the Entocort. I have done serious reading about Imuran the side effects scare me to death. While reading, someone wrote about the possibility of having a preventative surgery.. meaning that have a surgery to remove the affected area and therefore you don’t have to deal with all the drugs and their nasty side effects. Has anyone heard of this approach ? Does it work ?

Dec 18, 2016 · Ulcers in Digestive Health

@socobsvr 8 years ago I had a stomach ulcer in combination with lower abdomen pain due to flare from Crohn’s disease. So the ulcer was treated separately from the lower abdomen pain. Traditional ulcer is believed to be caused by a bacteria Pylori..and the effective treatment is intensive antibiotic cocktail. I had the treatment multiple times. it was resistant at the beginning but eventually took care of it. There is actually a biopsy test that cane be taken with an upper GI endoscope. you may want to ask your GI doctor to do endoscopy. If confirmed for bacteria…then antibiotics should work.

Dec 11, 2016 · Crohn's treatment in Digestive Health

Wow Jay. I wish you the best of luck and speedy recovery. you gave me a very valuable info. Thanks.

Dec 11, 2016 · Crohn's treatment in Digestive Health

Jay, I am very glad you are doing well on Humira… . It sounds like you were not happy with the steroids, was it straight Prednison or Budesonide ?