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Chapter 13: From Remission to Flare & The Meals that Helped

: Starting April 2017 : Sulfasalazine & Remission Sulfasalazine pleasantly surprised me. I had big expectations because Remicade had set the bar high…and Sulfasalazine met them. As you remember from last week’s post, in July 2016 I made this uncertain transition from a biologic, Remicade, to Sulfasalazine, an oral pill. Sulfasalazine kept me in remission… … Continue reading Chapter 13: From Remission to Flare & The Meals that Helped

Chapter 8: Starting an Internship Despite Severe Medication Side Effects

: January 2015 : As an IBD fighter, I feel like a lot of my time is spent trying new medications, experiencing their unique side effects, and then comparing those side effects with the actual disease. Patients like us, we mull over the side effects, ponder them, compare and contrast if they’re better or worse … Continue reading Chapter 8: Starting an Internship Despite Severe Medication Side Effects

Chapter 6: 7 Prednisone Side Effects & How to Overcome Them

: Starting October 2014 : Happy Thursday everyone! I hope your week’s been going well! How many of you guys have taken Prednisone? Kind of a love-hate relationship isn’t it? Oh yeah, big time. For me—at least when I first started it in September 2014—my colon adored this steroid. My intestines loved the way Prednisone … Continue reading Chapter 6: 7 Prednisone Side Effects & How to Overcome Them