What would you do? - pregnancy/drug related

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NewToCD
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   Posted 5/12/2009 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I know this has been discussed ad-nauseum but it really is such a hard decision
a little background - i was very sick about a year ago. Luckily my crohns diagnosis came a lot quicker then it has for some, so i was only untreated for about 6 months.
I was initially taking entocort & asacaol which did nothing for me & eventually switched doctors & was put on a remicade/6MP cocktail. Was feeling better after my first remicade treatment. 6 months after starting remicade, all of my blood work was back to normal & i was taken off remicade & maintaining on 6MP only.
Feeling great, total remission as far as i can tell.
I feel i have been lucky in that so far, knock on wood, I havent had nearly as hard of a time as some of you have.

Fast forward...........my husband & I are planning on starting to try to conceive the end of this year & i really dont know what to do
This is a BIG decision. Different doctors tell me different things, everyone is so different with this disease there is really no straight answer.
I have not been off the drugs since being diagnosed so i have no idea how my body will react. I guess if i knew i would get sick, this would be an easy decision!
im already 30 & not getting any younger so i dont want to get sick & then have to push off trying to conceive another year while i try to get better

so what would u do??
go off the drugs & take the risk of getting sick
or stay on & risk possible damage to the fetus

i know there is are a lot of healthy 6MP babies out there, but it is still somewhat of a risk
I wish there was a way to know if i really needed the drug or not

so what do u think yay or nay?

Rider Fan
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   Posted 5/12/2009 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Unfortunately there is no way to tell how your disease will react if you go off 6MP. You just have to do what you feel most comfortable with. I won't tell you what to do, but I went off 6MP almost 2 years ago and I flared and still haven't recovered. Doesn't mean it would happen to you though...
32 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. 12.5mg prednisone. Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion). Can't tolerate any iron supplements or infusions.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


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Nanners
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   Posted 5/12/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
MANY women on this forum have given birth while taking 6mp, Imuran and Remicade and Humira. All have had healthy babies. In fact, they say a healthy mom produces a healthy baby. Hopefully Stef17, Inflamed or Chastity will be along soon and tell you their successful stories. Good luck baby making!
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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
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