Having problems understanding the abbreviations.

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   Posted Yesterday 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Im really new to the forums and trying to learn as much as I can from here. However there are alot of abbreviations that I dont understand. Is there anyone who can tell me if the is a thread regarding some of these abbreviations? It would help me to understand and make sense of what Im reading. Thanks.

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted Yesterday 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   

do you mean:

CD =  Crohn's Disease

D = Diarrhea

DH= Dear Husband (or D@#$ Husband if you are mad :)

MIL = Mother in Law

DS or DD = Dear Son or Dear Daughter

Pred = Prednisone

What other ones might you need help with? I am trying to think of some we use here but am stuck.

here is a link that might help





Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

Diagnosed w/ General Anxiety Disorder in 2005- Effexor and Clonazepam 


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   Posted Yesterday 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Then there's
dx - diagnosis
abx - antibiotics
lol - can be either laughing out loud OR lots of love (confused the daylights out of me for a while)
AS - ankylosing spondylitis
RA - rheumatoid arthritis
C - constipation

I'm sure there's more, but they don't leap to mind.

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   Posted Yesterday 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
IBD - Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Crohn's & colitis are collectively IBD

UC - ulcerative colitis

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   Posted Yesterday 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
DD - darn disease
MTX - Methotrexate
just a couple I could think of.

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   Posted Yesterday 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
PCP...primary care physican

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   Posted Yesterday 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
CC=crohn's colitis which is crohn's affecting the colon
UC=ulcerative colitis

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 9/21/2008 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Rem. =Remicade
Hum. =Humira
As you get used to being here it all comes together. Took me awhile but I soon got onto it. lol gail lol = lots of love
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail

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   Posted 9/21/2008 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
dx - diagnosis
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
--rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--methylpred - finally off 6/15/08, tried Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08
--single mom to 10-yr-old girl

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 9/21/2008 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
There is a four letter one that describes a small bowel procedure. That one took me a while to figure out. Still sort of figuring it out, since I can't remember it. But I do remember it has four letters. :-D
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry. 
I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returning after resuming 6MP.

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 9/21/2008 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
78SilvAnniv probably means SBFT=small bowel follow through, always a fun one to do, then there is c-scope for a colonoscopy, even more fun. You'll get the hang of it!
diagnosed w/Crohn's 11/06. 34f with 2 boys, a lovable dog, and a wonderful husband. 150 mg Imuran, bentyl, vicodin as needed, metoprolol for orthostatic hypotension and heart palpitations. Bowel resection 9/07. Active disease back, darn it 8/08. 11 year old son with IBS-C, on Bentyl.

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