there is a fungus among us.....maybe

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   Posted 9/10/2008 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
This was reported in the last week.   the article is from an investment prospectus...but the information about Humira and those types drugs is the important part...
Tested BIOGEN TYSABRI (gave me 2 years of remission)
tried Naltrexone Jan. 19, 2007 Stopped the Naltrexone July 28th...started Humira Aug 31st, 2007...current dose two shots every other week.
Crohns is currently active and has been since April of 2005
52 yrs old

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   Posted 9/11/2008 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Thanks for the info .lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still gail

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   Posted 9/11/2008 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
"Welcome to the new FDA -- more drug warnings and fewer drug approvals."

At least they're being honest with the drugs that they do release. I prefer that to the release of just anything..I'd rather they're picky with what I can legally put into my body eh..Sorry, I thought it was funny that the article regarded their skepticism and caution as foolish. What we might take for a given some people might not ever have thought of without the proper warning >_> I say this as a victim of brain fog lol..
20 years old, Diagnosed with severe Crohn's and colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone, pentasa, alinia, bentyl, prilosec, tandem plus, and the occasional ultracet
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy(very possibly due to Crohn's inflammation) in July of 2008.
Due to start Imuran September 17 depending on blood results.

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   Posted 9/14/2008 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Fungal and yeast secondary infections are relatively common in CD'ers anyway. How is it they have determined it a direct cause of TNF drugs in a whopping dozen people? Fungal infections are also quite common among the general population of post operative intensive care patients which have died and the cause of death is rarely if ever listed as a secondary fungal infection...more likely renal, heart or respiratory failure. Oh, what lurks among us in the microscopic world....good and bad! My bet is they are just covering their arses on that one!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Ultracet Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, peri-menopausal.

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