Hello, My name is Reid and I have Crohn’s disease. I was invited by Adam to write this blog post about what I’m doing these days and how this community can get involved with something that can positively impact a lot of people around the world. I am working on my first documentary about people with Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis who use alternatives because… Read More »A New Documentary Movie about Crohn’s and Colitis People
Hey Folks! Im still alive ….just about! Alot has happened since I last wrote I have been on one hell of an emotional rollercoaster. I have just got out of hospital last week. I was only allowed out as I demended a few days to enjoy my birthday as they could do no more for me in hospital with my meds. I got another scope… Read More »At a Crossroads on the Highway to Hell!
Back in 2007 I was in the middle of roller coaster rides of flare ups followed by brief periods where things were going ok. I had recently been diagnosed with osteoperosis – softening of the bones. Osteoperosis is associated with ulcerative colitis among other things probably due to mal-absorption of minerals along with treatment with steroids. The Dr. advised me that he wasn’t going to… Read More »6-MP? Not for me…
okay, today is March 8, 2010 and I have now added another drug to my list of medications I’ve taken, as well as another drug they’ll be giving me in the coming months. I thought I would type out a list of all my drugs to better give an idea of what some people might expect to be on at some point. Mesalamine or Asacol/Pentasa/Lialda: … Read More »My Drugs
Prednisone has been used with colitis patients for a very long time. This is actually a very good thing. Since so many people have used it, probably hundreds of millions of people around the world, much is known about the drugs side effects. But, everyone is a unique person, and sometimes with combinations of other medications and all the other variables, figuring out prednisone on… Read More »Prednisone Side Effects