Miracle of life!!! pregnancy

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   Posted 9/29/2008 6:37 AM (GMT -6)   
  I cannot belive, i am pregnant!!!! I am very anxious about my health issues, i have just saw my general pratice and we have discussed the medication that i am on, Imuran . I am a bit worry!!! I will call  my GI secretary today, if she  can get me an early appointment , otherwise i will see him on 14th of October. Please any advice of mummyies that are on imuran or had babies while on this medication it would be very helpful. Thanks!!!! I am very happy!!!! smilewinkgrin
38 years old, i am currently taken imuran 100mg, fish oil, probiotic, iron, folic acid

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   Posted 9/29/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -6)   
congrats, there have been several crohnie mommies is on here.
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   Posted 9/29/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -6)   
congratualations!  I have no knowledge of imuran, but wanted to give you some more happy thoughts!  I will be trying to get pregnant soon now that my flare is under control...although I would like to get off entocort first!  Congrats again!! :-)  Keep us posted!

Diagnosed with crohn's in January 2008! 
Pentasa 1000 mg 4 times a day
Was on topamax for migraines...off now to try to get pregnant
No longer on Nexium...well now i"m back on it! 
On Entocourt for the next 6 weeks to see if I can get out of my flare!
I am 27 years old and have been married for 2 1/2 years.  My husband and I are currently going to try to get pregnant.  This is our first month trying, so wish us luck!!  (No longer trying due to all the meds and my flare! :-(  Hopefully we'll get to try again soon!!!)

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   Posted 9/29/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -6)   
There are mom's on here who have taken 6mp (sister med to Imuran), Pred, Remicade and Humira and all had healthy happy babies. I hope that brings you some comfort. Stef17, Inflamed, and Chastity are either pregnant or just had babies. Hopefully one of them will be along soon. Congrats!!!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 9/29/2008 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy! I only took 6mp for a few weeks at the beginning of a pregnancy and then stopped for other reasons. BUT... my GI at the time told me that the data they had (in 2005/2006) showed that women who take 6mp/imuran during pregnancy have NO GREATER INCIDENCE of birth defects, complications, etc. than women who DON'T take it. This doctor is part of a large research team in Miami and is usually up on the latest info.

So, while I have no personal experience to provide, I can at least tell you what a reputable (in my opinion) GI had to say about it. There ARE several women on the boards who have had successful imuran pregnancies. Hopefully one or two of them will post soon. Again - congrats!

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   Posted 9/29/2008 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
CONGRATS!! I have a one-month old and, although I did not take 6mp while pregnant I originally planned to. My GI and other doctors all okayed it, but I went off the med for other reasons before I got pregnant.

Don't stress yourself out too much about the what-ifs. I spent a lot of time worrying in the beginning, but had the perfect/healthy pregnancy, delivery and baby. I wish you the same.

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   Posted 9/29/2008 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! Im also pregnant, 17 weeks-like you, i was very worried about my symptoms/meds etc but i've never felt so healthy! Pregnancy really seems to be suiting me-hopefully the same will happen with you! I don't know anyhting about your specific meds but im sure everything will be just fine, hope you have a very happy and healthy 9 months!xx
27 years old, diagnosed 1998
mercaptopurine, prednisolone, azathiaprine, actonol
currently on pentasa, calcium and folic acid

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   Posted 9/29/2008 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all posts, i am over the moon with my pregnancy. My boyfriend mum's died, she was very special for him and i haved found out that i was pregnant when i returned home (london) from her funeral. It's a incredible coincidence, because i have been trying to get pregnant for while and just happened after a big lost of his life that it was his mother death. This pregnancy is bringing so much happiness for us, special for him.

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   Posted 9/29/2008 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations :) I've heard some Crohn's mothers say that they never felt better than when they were pregnant! Happiness aside of course.
Keep us updated on how you are doing!
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 9/29/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Congratulations! That's very exciting. Keep us updated.
Crohn's (diagnosed in 2006 and currently in remission), severe migraines, Seborrheic Derm., Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (1994), chronic pain, ulcers/GERD and possibly Fibromyalgia? Medications: Nexium, Pentasa, Cymbalta, Xysal, Yaz, Percocet and Vicodin as needed, Flintstone Vitamins (my favorite part!), calcium and magnesium supplements, vitamin D once weekly. I follow a low fiber, low residue diet.

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   Posted 9/29/2008 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Really excited for you and Hubby. Congradulations wow... lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail

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   Posted 9/30/2008 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful news! I will pray for you and yours!

35/f   proud single mom of 2

Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002

Diagnosed with IBS 2007

Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008

Current medications: Endcort 3mg 2X daily, Asacol 400mg 3 tablets 2X daily, Prilosec 20 mg 2X daily, Probiotics, Calcuim/Mag/Vit.D. garlic and Vit. C 500mg daily

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   Posted 9/30/2008 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Congratulations Krica!  That is great and exciting news!!!

I am not pregnant myself, but I am also on Imuran.  I just started it actually!

I wish you both the VERY best and keep us posted!  :-)



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   Posted 9/30/2008 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 26 weeks pregnant. My GI took me off imuran but said it wasn't completely necessary. I'm on prednisone and pentasa now instead, plus probiotics, digestive enzymes, etc.

Studies show birth defects with higher doses of imuran, but it is generally considered fairly safe. There have been lots of successful pregnancies with imuran usage.
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