Hi finally saw my Rheumy Doctor

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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 2/2/2010 2:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I saw my Rheumy Doctor yesterday. I had to wait almost an hour for my appt. She wants
me to stop my Humira and switch to Enbrel. I called my GI Doctors nurse she said its not approve
from Crohn's Disease. Well I have an appt: with my Gi Doc. Feb 15th and then another appt:
with my Rheumy Doctor in 2 months.

teddybear
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on and Humira. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.


star73
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   Posted 2/2/2010 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
sorry you couldn't just be on one med to treat both! Why do you have to stop the Humira?

golitho
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   Posted 2/2/2010 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I can hear your frustration, TB! I hate getting messed around by specialists especially if they're not talking to each other and the outcome is we have to wait longer to be treated correctly... how annoying. Suggest your GI doc talks to your rheumy or better writes a letter. They need to communicate so you're not left out in the cold!

Why enbrel?

I'm going through a similar frustration at the moment where my rheumy is looking for new options and won't be tempted to try new meds like simponi or actemra. Which I'd like to try, instead she is looking at enbrel or back on arava!!!

I'm not happy either, golitho

SydneyJo
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   Posted 2/3/2010 12:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Are we Crohnies allowed to take Enbrel?
Sorry they are mucking you around there TBW.
Jo
Crohn's Disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis
Current meds: Methotrexate, Prednisone, Humira
Bowel Resection Sept. 07
 
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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 2/3/2010 1:58 AM (GMT -7)   
My Rheumy says yes it works for Crohn's and RA. GI Doctor says nope. Well have to wait until
I see my Gastro doctor this month.

teddybear
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on and Humira. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.


SydneyJo
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1354
   Posted 2/3/2010 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I would listen to the Gastro first - you dont want a CD flare because you changed to the wrong med. Let us know how you go.
Jo
Crohn's Disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis
Current meds: Methotrexate, Prednisone, Humira
Bowel Resection Sept. 07
 
Forum Moderator - Rheumatoid Arthritis

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