Mono with immunosuppressants

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   Posted 4/28/2009 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok well im pretty sure I have mono. The doc thought i had strep, but the antibiotics haven't worked at all. and as for the swine flu, I think my symptoms have lasted much too long for that. Anyways, i will go and get tested for mono but ya. Has anyone had any experience with remicade/methotrexate or other immunosuppressants and mono? they say mono (glandular fever), is a latent infection, and can come back when your body is stressed and down. So even if i recover from this, im scared of going back on the meds, any thoughts?

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   Posted 5/3/2009 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I got mono when I was on high steroid dosages years back. I never got it again, and I've since moved on to imuran and humira. However, I have no idea the risk when you are on remicade. Maybe talk to your prescribing doc?

Sorry, wish I could add more!
Diagnosed with Crohn's for 13 Years
Currently on 75 mg Imuran

Tried prednisone, flagyl, pentasa, and Humira (developed drug-induced lupus and had to stop).

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