Everyone with Crohns should move to an exotic island!!!

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   Posted 2/24/2010 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
 I think it may be the cure. Plenty of sun for Vitamin D support. Automatic salt sitz bath by jumping in the ocean (for those raw bottoms). Plenty of fresh fish and fruits off the trees. And stress free.
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   Posted 2/24/2010 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I would looove to be wading around in the ocean soothing my poor bum right now
female 19, diagnosed crohns december 2008
entocort/pentasa previously, now prednisone(tapering) & 100 mg imuran, probiotics, calcium w/d3, biotin, folic acid, zinc, omega 3s, digestive enzymes & prenatal multivitamin

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   Posted 2/24/2010 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
If you can afford it I'm all for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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   Posted 2/24/2010 11:30 PM (GMT -6)   
You may be on to something here... Whenever I go to Nags Head I feel absolutely wonderful (my girlfriend even asks why I can't be like I am down there at home)... I can only imagine how much better an exotic island might be.

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   Posted 2/25/2010 5:10 AM (GMT -6)   
yes i agree, i have crohns and psoriasis but how can i live on???? if i had the money i was already there.

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   Posted 2/25/2010 5:33 AM (GMT -6)   
It would be heaven! Cold and damp weather really gets to my joints, love the summer. My psoriasis always completely disappears in the sun. Last St Patricks day we were sat out drinking in the sun, I doubt its going to warm up that much for St Paddys this year but it gives me hope that warmer weather is just around the corner!

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   Posted 2/25/2010 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I would love it.... sign me up.
Dx'd with Crohns 1984
Polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, Endocort, Prednisone, Imuran, Folic acid, and Enalapril.

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   Posted 2/25/2010 8:47 AM (GMT -6)   
My luck ,,,I become shark food. In fact blood in the water would definitely ring the dinner bell for some big Bull Shark and he would probably take a big bite of my ,,,ah, hmmm, where it hurts most. No more sitting on the beach after that.
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   Posted 2/25/2010 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
My bleeding tush would be shark bait too. Oh well at least I would not need lyposuction there.
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   Posted 2/25/2010 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Been there, done that.
I spent my life on tropical islands!
The only way I could rebel was to move to Canada to go to University!
boo to beaches and sunshine
Give me rain, clouds, and real seasons any day of the week!
Diagnosed with typical Crohn's at 16.
Got lucky with Asacol for a year, then even luckier with ten years of relative remission.
Now abscesses and fistulas are having an "atypical" Crohn's party around my junk.
My HMO refused the Remicade and now I could be going on Lialda or sulfa? blah

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   Posted 2/25/2010 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Sign me up too! Just want a supply of potable water and sunshine. I think everyone is getting tired of the cloudy days and cooler weather.
diagnosed 1/09 with "diverticular colitis" ?? location: sigmoid colon
localized scleroderma, IBS, asthma/allergies, prediabetes, high BP, fibromyalgia, GERD
low thyroid,claritin, advair, singulair, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal
zoloft, rolaids, pepsid (as needed)

Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel

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   Posted 2/26/2010 4:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I dont mind living in Iceland.

But when I go to warmer places I feel SO much better. So maybe one day I will move to spain.
25 year old female
Diagnosed with :
Endometriosis march 2007
Anxiety disorder august 2007
CD/UC they dont know witch October 2008
Autoimmune Hepatitis in July 2009

Medication - Humira, Asacol, Cipralex and Cerazette.
Past medication Remicade, Imuran
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   Posted 2/26/2010 9:12 PM (GMT 0)   
Well I'm in too...just got back from a cruise and the day at the beach was nice...to bad a day of daiquiris after that reminded me why strawberries are bad :-)
I would miss the snow if I never had it again, but my joints would be oh so happy. Can someone help me back a thousand bottles of spf 50 sunscreen?????
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....

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   Posted 2/26/2010 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
After an unusually cold and snowy winter, sign me up. I don't mind winter normally, but even I'm feeling like some sun and warmth on my skin. And fresh, just-out-of-the-sea, seafood would be fantastic; never had seafood or fish that fresh before.

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   Posted 2/26/2010 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Before we all move to Crohnie Island, are there plenty of toilets there?  Or are we going in the ocean?  And can we import toilet paper -- or are we using palm fronds?? shocked shocked shocked
Diagnosed with 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.

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   Posted 2/27/2010 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
The winters are getting harder and harder every year. The wife said lets get the heck outta here and move somewhere warm when the house is paid for or we win the lottery.
AAAHHH! the Virgin Islands are calling me.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications:Humira,  Asacol, FolicAcid,  Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

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   Posted 2/27/2010 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Seriously tho, what if you are on to something here? Wonder if a sun lamp would help at all?
My daughter's Vit D level was checked. Came in a 40, which is within normal range of 30 - 100 ng/ML.  So it's a low normal, but I've been supplementing her with D3 for about six months prior to the test. I would assume that impacted the results.

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       Posted 2/27/2010 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
    Joy 47 here thats a wonderful idea. :-)
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