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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 2/1/2009 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
The iPill. Read about it at:
 
 
 
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


FallColors
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   Posted 2/1/2009 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi CrohnieToo,

I couldn't get the link to work so I googled "iPill Crohn's". So it is a medicine delivery system. Interesting!


Diagnosed with rectal Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.


LMills
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   Posted 2/1/2009 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Strange..it worked for me...
But yes, it is pretty amazing :) I'm excited to see what they will ultimately accomplish with it.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 15 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


73monte
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   Posted 2/1/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
It is an interesting idea, as far as delivering medication to target specific areas. I'm not aware of any Crohn's meds that would benefit from being delivered to a specific area though. 
My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Initially, 9 weeks of Prednisone, currently taking 2000mgs of Pentasa.


Rider Fan
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   Posted 2/1/2009 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Just off the top of my head. It would be a revolutionary advancement if budesonide could be released at the particular inflamed areas, not just the ilium/descending colon. Of course it's probably at least 10+ years for this pill to be commonly used and hopefully we'd have better options by then.
Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: 25mg Methotrexate. 8mg prednisone. Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


LMills
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   Posted 2/1/2009 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Medicine being delivered specifically to the ileum would help a lot of people...or just particular areas that are shown to be especially inflamed/bleeding in colonoscopy results. And to be able to target specific areas with a lot of scar tissue(I'm thinking ahead with treatment combos here..) that would be a wonderful alternative to surgery and preventing obstructions.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 15 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 2/2/2009 4:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I agree very intresting story thanks.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis


chroniemomx2
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   Posted 2/2/2009 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
very interesting! Thanks!
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