okay...i think i may have a good answer to this little phenomena we have here, LOL.
i told my GI guy about the bleeding ordeals (geesh, bad enough talkin' buttholes all the time to em' never mind this! lol). alright, he's a smart cookie...a real academia.
Remicade & placebo were equal in response to menstrual bleeding.
However...the difference is, that these TNF meds and Remicade and all INCREASE the vasculature to the GI/GU systems when healing & reducing inflammation...thus, heavier flows when you get your period.
heck...i buy it! sounds right on to me!
as long as your platelets & coagulation were alright...it's just gonna be another pain in the arse thing we must go through.
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