So i was daignosed when i was 11. From 11-13 i was on alllllll sorts of medication. Asecol (sorry if that isnt spelt right), 6mp, prednisone all sorts of stuff. They helped a little but what actually put me into remission was the remicade. It took a couple of treatments so about a couple of months for me to see dramatic improvements. But with the remicade comes the suppressed immune system, and i get sick really easily from others. But i am 19 almost 20 now and i was able to play high school sports because of the remicade and able to practically funstion normally. But what also really helps is just being really aware of my diet. I have to really really pay attention to what im eating. That is what makes a big diffrence for me because if i eat really healthy and stay away from what i know will give me major stomach aches such as rye bread, popcorn, really any sweats and salads then i seem to have less frequent pain, but it seems to always come. Thats just part of dealing with this disease hahahha Hopefully you have gotten a lot better in the last year!View Thread
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