10 yrs away from a cure

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Irish Red
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   Posted 12/30/2007 8:54 PM (GMT 0)   
My mother said she read in the paper that they were 10 years away from finding a cure for crohn's/colitus.  Does anyone know of a resource which would support this fact.
 
I have a question as well. What have Dr.'s said about blood in stool. I just did a cycle of solofolk and the blood went away and so did the other typical symptoms that come with CD such as the urgency, cramping ect. So I went off the Solofolk and now I am seeing an increase in blood but with no other symptoms this has been going on for two weeks now. How concerned should I be.  I see my specialist in Feb do you think I can wait until then?  

CD since 1988,

Cocktail of medications ( Remicade included) and have explored many herbal remedies.

Currently experiencing another flair up after 4 years of remission.

 

"Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what your going to get inside" 

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MDdave
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   Posted 12/30/2007 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
i would not wait loosing blood can make you inemic. you could also start an onset of a flair up and cause scar tissue of the CD intestine.

belleenstein
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   Posted 12/30/2007 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
If you were on salofalk, why did you go off of it. It is usually prescribed to induce remission and maintain it.
Belleenstein:

30+ years living with Crohn's.


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   Posted 12/30/2007 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Irish Red

I also feel you should see your physician if you are having an increase in the bleeding. Keep on posting and take care of you.

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73monte
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   Posted 12/30/2007 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Not sure if there is any conclusive evidence of a cure. There was a post recently about the success of stem cells in the treatment of Crohn's. Of all I've read regarding potential cures, this was by far the most encouraging. 
My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07 with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Initially, 9 weeks of Prednisone, currently taking 2000mgs of Pentasa, and iron supplement.


randynoguts
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   Posted 12/31/2007 12:18 AM (GMT -7)   
i heard the same thing about a cure! 24 years ago!
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Irish Red
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   Posted 1/1/2008 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
belleenstein said...
If you were on salofalk, why did you go off of it. It is usually prescribed to induce remission and maintain it.

I went off the salofalk because it was the enema type not the pill and I only had to do it for 4 weeks. To be honest that is all I can handle.  I found the enema salofalk exacerbates some of the symptoms ie urgency, cramping and just plain feeling terriable.  When I see my GP next week I will see if maybe I can go on the tablets for awhile instead.

CD since 1988,

Cocktail of medications ( Remicade included) and have explored many herbal remedies.

Currently experiencing another flair up after 4 years of remission.

 

"Life is like a box of chocolates you never know what your going to get inside" 

Everyone knows that quote... how true how true.

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