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12-30-2015, 11:32 PM   #1
Jenn
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I enjoy seeing professional athletes raise awareness of IBD and be a role model for kids. Like Diekman's Gut It Out shirts earlier this year. Just saw this article about NBA Laker Larry Nance Jr.
https://thecauldron.si.com/trust-me-...674#.xwmf9vjkw
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currently on Humira, Feb 2012+, MTX (15mg) Aug 2017+, folic acid
past use: 6mp for Sep 2010-Apr 2011 (not effective enough), then Remicade April 2011-Dec 2011 (built antibodies); additional 6MP Aug 2012-Sep 2013; Periactin for appetite Sep 2010-Sep 2013
other: Centrum chewable multi; calcium-vitD;
Derma-Smoothe for psoriasis rashes; Alrex, Zaditor eye drops for vernal conjunctivitis; history of asthma, ear infections
01-01-2016, 03:33 AM   #2
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I agree.
01-01-2016, 11:17 AM   #3
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What a great article--thanks for sharing it!
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Daughter E (15) dx with Crohn's 12/18/14 at age 12

Current treatment:

Remicade started 12/24/14 (currently on 9 mg/kg every 6 weeks)
Oral methotrexate restarted 12/2/16 (15 mg weekly)
vitamin D, folic acid, multivitamin, Prozac

Past Treatment
90% EN via NG tube 2/9/15 - 4/2/15
50% EN via NG tube 4/3/15 - 4/18/15
Supplemental EN via NG tube 5/7/15-6/19/15
Budesonide 3/3/15-6/30/15
Oral methotrexate 3/13/15 - 5/14/16 (15 mg weekly)
Topical clobetasol for Remicade-induced psoriasis
01-01-2016, 12:22 PM   #4
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I think there should be more awareness of IBD
01-01-2016, 02:03 PM   #5
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I think there should be more awareness of IBD
Amen

01-03-2016, 11:38 AM   #6
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Anything to encourage our kids and forward the cause and I am all for it!
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J's story: http://apathnotchosen.blogspot.com
*J, 18, Crohn's diagnosis 1-2013 (age13), controlled with 6MP.
Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, EDS, Asthma, Lymphedema, Epilepsy, Hla B-27 positive, gluten intolerant, thrombophlebitis, c.diff, depression, anxiety postural tachycardia/POTS and multiple food allergies.
01-07-2016, 11:37 AM   #7
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Here's another article that CCFA put on FB with a more extensive list of famous athletes:

https://thecauldron.si.com/crohn-s-d...0dd#.txg34nukg
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- Remicade, started Nov 2013, added Solumedrol June 2015
- added Methotrexate/Folate March 2016
- Multivitamins, Probiotics, Vit D
- Small bowel resection, Jan 2013
01-07-2016, 12:02 PM   #8
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Here's another article that CCFA put on FB with a more extensive list of famous athletes:

https://thecauldron.si.com/crohn-s-d...0dd#.txg34nukg
Thanks for sharing.

09-06-2017, 09:22 PM   #9
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*bump*
and tears!

https://www.milb.com/milb/news/texas...44/t-185364810
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