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Zanne
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   Posted 11/3/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Maybe I don't watch the local TV stations enough, and others have seen this, but for me it was a first. I was watching the local evening news and saw a commercial for a major medical center in Boston advertising treatment for Crohn's and Colitis. Not a specific medicine or doctor, just to come to their hospital and use their facility. I'm just happy that Crohn's is going mainstream like other diseases. No stigma attached! Then again, unfortunately, it means that more people are being diagnosed with it and they think they can make money. That part make me sad.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


spookyh
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   Posted 11/3/2009 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw a crohn's commercial for the first time last night too! I don't know if it was the same one though. It was something about a website like livingwithcrohns.com.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
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pillpopper
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   Posted 11/3/2009 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I've heard Dr. house mention it,and heard people talk about the movie Zombieland.
The NFL QB...That's it for me...
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Remicade,vitamin-D,Fluconazole.More over the counter vitamin-D. Remission since surgery and 5-years, of 8-week Remicade.
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spookyh
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   Posted 11/3/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I remember it being mentioned on House too.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


pillpopper
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   Posted 11/3/2009 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I'm like Woooooooooooooooooo,Wooooooooooooooooo!
Proud I guess?Coming from him.He's the man!It's the little things
in life...
B-12injections,Pentasa,Loperamide,Entocort,6mp,Hydrochlorothiazide,8 week
Remicade,vitamin-D,Fluconazole.More over the counter vitamin-D. Remission since surgery and 5-years, of 8-week Remicade.
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NostraHistoria
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   Posted 11/3/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I saw a UC or Crohn's commercial with an NHL player on it last week.
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 11/3/2009 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I remember ER mentioning it, but it was not in a positive way.
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spookyh
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   Posted 11/3/2009 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
pillpopper said...
Yeah, I'm like Woooooooooooooooooo,Wooooooooooooooooo!
Proud I guess?Coming from him.He's the man!It's the little things
in life...


I love House too! I'll be glad when baseball is over. I only watch 2 shows (the other being Bones), and it seems like they've been preempted forever.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


BostonBB
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   Posted 11/3/2009 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Zanne- I saw it too! I hadn't heard much about BMC for Crohn's and Colitis care in the past, but I might check it out as I live in Boston and have bounced between a couple hospitals in the Boston area.

Zanne
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   Posted 11/3/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I go in to Beth Israel once a year for a consult. But its just really nice that there is some recognition of CD. Not as a commercial for a drug company or for a website, which is usually a front for a drug company. Just a hospital putting Crohn's out there, like they would for heart disease or diabetes or any other condition. Actually as I am typing this Boston Medical Center just put a commercial on to come to their hospital for treatment for arthritis of the spine. They must have hired some new advertising company.

Whatever works to get Crohn's disease out in front of the main stream world.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


lamb61
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   Posted 11/4/2009 4:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I saw the livingwithcrohns.com commercial too, but it's a drug company supported site. My only thought with that commercial was -- what if instead of "you have to plan everything when goin out" they said " YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHERE EVERY BATHROOM IS"? I haven't seen David Garrard's comm. for awhile, but I like it too.
 


JavaJay
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   Posted 11/4/2009 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
The Livingwithcrohns.com is a website for either Humira or Remicade, I can't remember which.  I was also going to mention CD mentioned in ER.  I don't remember it being negative..it was more like an afterthought.  There is also the commercial with the hockey player...or is that for UC.  Either way IBD is hitting mainstream.

36 yr old Male with Crohn's Disease since '88 - No Surgery yet
 
Been on almost every type of drug with bad results
Starting Remicade Nov 2009


Sniper
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   Posted 11/4/2009 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Yessss, we have a commercial now,,,,Pooter Pan and Stinker Bell cant be far behind....
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spookyh
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   Posted 11/4/2009 9:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Probably so, especially considering they've written this here book:

http://www.amazon.com/Moose-Loose-Poops-Dr-Hippo/dp/0975351656/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1257396813&sr=8-1
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


randynoguts
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   Posted 11/5/2009 2:47 AM (GMT -7)   
the ER episode was a bad referance to a CD patient that was acuused of just looking for drugs kinda thing.. like as in... "shes just looking for pain meds, all she has is crohns" type deal. i dont recall the exact words but that was the jist of it. about 5 seconds.
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JavaJay
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   Posted 11/5/2009 5:39 AM (GMT -7)   
There must have been 2 ER mentions because the one I remember, they were going to do surgery on him because of the CD.

36 yr old Male with Crohn's Disease since '88 - No Surgery yet
 
Been on almost every type of drug with bad results
Starting Remicade Nov 2009


Zanne
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   Posted 11/5/2009 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
What I meant by it being a first for me was that it treated Crohn's just like any other disease. NO negative connotation. Just, if you have this condition, please consider coming to our hospital to see our doctors. Just like their adds for Heart Disease, Arthritis, and Diabetes. No mention of what the disease is, because they assume that the condition is already main stream and people know what Crohn's is.

In this instance, unlike House and ER, Crohn's wasn't the punch line. And unlike the Remicade and David Garrard commercials, they were not trying to sell one particular treatment. They just treated Crohn's like it was any other disease, and I have never seen that before.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


FitzyK23
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   Posted 11/7/2009 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
A patient on Scrubs had UC and they were debating whether he should have surgery. He was portrayed as kind of geeky and said he was looking forward to surgery b/c he hadn't dated in awhile since his disease made him gassy.
27 Year old married female lawyer.  Diagnosed w/ CD 5 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For Crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night.  I take xanax prn for situational anxiety (aka no easy bathroom access). 


GDen
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   Posted 11/7/2009 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I recently started watching House and it's in season 1 episode 5 (darned if You Do) where IBD is mentioned (not CD or UC specifically). House goes over the older guy's meds: sulfasalazine, steroids, 5-ASAs, 6MP. He then prescribes him cigarettes and leaves! I actually did recently read something that said that smoking increases the odds of getting IBD, but actually helps alleviate the symptoms somewhat once you do have IBD.

bella_sky
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   Posted 11/7/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
HAHA Yes Crohns is officially cool when its reached House lol!!! Thats something worth celebrating
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spookyh
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   Posted 11/7/2009 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
GDen said...
I recently started watching House and it's in season 1 episode 5 (darned if You Do) where IBD is mentioned (not CD or UC specifically). House goes over the older guy's meds: sulfasalazine, steroids, 5-ASAs, 6MP. He then prescribes him cigarettes and leaves! I actually did recently read something that said that smoking increases the odds of getting IBD, but actually helps alleviate the symptoms somewhat once you do have IBD.


I don't remember what episode of House, but crohn's was definitely mentioned by name in one.

Smoking is supposed to be awful for crohn's, but helpful for UC. Smokers who have UC have a horrible time with flares when they try to quit.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


tamsprote96
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   Posted 11/8/2009 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
i think the living with crohn's website is for remicade. i visited the site and then i got remicade info in the mail, which was ironic cuz i wanted to change from my humira and this was the dr's other option. since being on the humira my hair is falling out and nothing positive has come from it.
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