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What it’s like to have arthritis as a 20-something.

If having Crohn’s disease wasn’t fun enough … a few of us get to experience the joys of early onset arthritis. That’s right. We hit the jackpot. Not only are our guts inflamed, but our joints are, too. Whoopty freakin’ do! Here’s the situation: One of the extra-intestinal effects of Crohn’s disease is often a mild case… Continue reading What it’s like to have arthritis as a 20-something.

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GF, DF … WTF?

Sometimes, when you have dietary restrictions, its like speaking a second language. You’ve got that GF (gluten free), but not the DF (dairy free)? Or vice versa? Finding that magical combination can be challenging. And when you do, its even harder to find a product that tastes remotely close to its gluten/dairy-filled counterpart. In reality, it’s a trial and… Continue reading GF, DF … WTF?

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The Land of Infusions – Remicade Anyone?

At some point on your journey with IBD, Remicade has probably come up in conversation. Remicade is an anti-inflammatory drug administered through an IV port. It’s commonly used to treat other autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. For me, Remicade treatments have been a part of my life for nine years. Here are a few things I’ve learned along… Continue reading The Land of Infusions – Remicade Anyone?