Hi! The CD community that you tried to access may no longer be active (it was a member-created community and the creator may have chosen to discontinue the community), or it is possible that there is some kind of glitch (I would suggest checking back in later to see if the problem persists).
That said, I am sure that there are a number of members here who would be more than happy to offer support, personal experiences or advice based on any questions that you might have. We do get questions about CD here often (and it is actually in my family as well although I haven't been diagnosed myself).
How did your son's GI appointment go? Hope to hear from you!View Thread
I don't have any personal experience taking apple cider vinegar (the smell turns me off of it), but this article discusses what it may and may not do for you and has some information that you might find helpful. There is a small section about digestion on the second page that you might find particularly interesting. Hope this helps!View Thread
Threadworms (also known as pinworms) commonly cause itching around the anus, and restless sleep because the itching is worse at night -- many times the pinworms don't cause symptoms so people don't know that they are infected. You can read more about how you get pinworms, how they are diagnosed, and how they are treated here . Common symptoms of tapeworms include nausea, weakness, diarrhea, fatigue weight loss, and more. You can read more about tapeworms here . Hope this helps!View Thread
Hi, We can't give medical advice or a diagnosis here, and the best way to get a proper diagnosis is to make an appointment to see your doctor. He/She will hopefully be able to determine what is causing your pain after an exam and listening to your symptoms. Your symptoms could point toward hemorrhoids, which can cause rectal pain, itching, and present as a hard painful lump if they are external. You can read more about them here . However, the only way to be certain and to rule out any other possible explanations for your symptoms, is to see your doctor. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
Hi! I found this list in the WebMD Drugs and Supplements Center that has many of the things that metronidazole is used to treat (and may be used to treat). There are some things listed that are digestive related and that you might compare to the diagnosis you received. Hope this helps!View Thread
When you have any kind of digestive disorder that is accompanied by urgency to use the restroom, it is very easy to let the fear of an accident or episode in public keep you from going about your daily life or leave you isolated in your home. The below tips are in this article on Crohn's disease, but I think they are applicable to many other situations including your own:
Locate restrooms in public areas such as restaurants, shopping malls, highway rest areas, and anywhere you tend to go in your local area. This can help you keep a mental map of bathroom stops in mind when you're out and about.
Pack a travel kit that includes a spare set of underwear, toilet tissue, wipes, a couple of zip-top bags, and deodorizer. You may never need it, but just knowing it's there can help give you peace of mind.
Ask a trusted friend to be on-call to come get you, should you find yourself in a tough situation.
Hope these help! Have you seen a gastro doctor or spoken to your doctor about your symptoms?View Thread