So, pooper, do you have IBD, or are you building up to selling something or espousing a cause? If the latter, let me remind you of a couple of the forum rules before you get there.
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You did agree to abide by the forum rules when you joined, so we're confident you will do so.
If you truly have IBD, you might consider using a more thoughtful tone. There are dozens of unproven theories about IBD and other autoimmune diseases; yours are only a few of them. Stating them as known fact is both misleading to new people and disrespectful toward those who have struggled with this condition for years or decades.
We value all of our members and I hope you will continue posting, but in a way that will allow you to gain maximum benefit from this forum.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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