*sigh* Remicade again

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DancrAlwaz
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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 1/12/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Just back from Gi visit. Seems as though I'll be starting Remicade again. I was hoping to avoid it. I was on it 3 years ago with good results, missed a couple of appointments, and was doing so well off of it that he decided to just leave me off of it. Now I have so much inflammation (had c-scope last Friday), that he thinks it's the only thing that will get it under control. I've been on Pred for over a month, so I guess it's not touching it. I guess the bright side is I'll be off the Pred soon.
Rachael - 24 years old, diagnosed with CD in Dec. of 2004.

Currently on 20 mg of Prednisone, 2.4mg Lialda, and 100mg Azathioprine. Also multi-vitamins, and Anti-D when necessary. 1/2 tablet of 5MG-325 MG pain pill when needed

I thank God every day for an amazing support network of family, my boyfriend who has been there since the beginning, and my friends who never waver.


SeanM
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 44
   Posted 1/12/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Dancr-

My GI informed me that there have been rare cases where patients taking Azathioprine and Remicade have developed some form of lymphoma. I was on both for a short period of time before he pulled me off of Azathioprine.

I haven't done any research on the topic myself but it may be something you could ask your GI.
32 yr old male
Diagnosed with Crohns in 1994 (lower bowel/ileum)
Medication history:  prednisone, azacol, sulfasalazine, cipro
Current Medications: entocourt (periodically-as needed), Remicaid, flagyl
Surgeries: 2002 (remove fistula), 2004 (6" of ileum removed)


DancrAlwaz
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 38
   Posted 1/12/2009 2:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Sean I read about that. I'm going to ask him about it, but he is really certain that this is one of my best options right now.
Rachael - 24 years old, diagnosed with CD in Dec. of 2004.

Currently on 20 mg of Prednisone, 2.4mg Lialda, and 100mg Azathioprine. Also multi-vitamins, and Anti-D when necessary. 1/2 tablet of 5MG-325 MG pain pill when needed

I thank God every day for an amazing support network of family, my boyfriend who has been there since the beginning, and my friends who never waver.

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