My liver update

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isergodur
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 7/6/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
So my liver test came out better than one week ago.

I don't have hep A, B or C :) and no virus infection but my live is still swollen .

The tests where 300 one week ago but now they are 100 what ever that means.

So I can get Remicade tomorrow.

They also said that some arthritis test came back positive. Not sure what that means also but I will meet with my GI next Monday.

So things are looking good and I feel good so hopefully this is the start of me getting into remission, I am going to keep my finger crossed..

I just have one question. My body is all in little sores that seem too grow very slowly. Do some of you have this also and what can you do to make them heal faster.
I have 3 on my breasts one on my eye lid, one on my cheek and some other places.
24 year old female
Diagnosed with Crohn's disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Cipralex and Cerazette.
My wonderful dogs :) ~ www.poodle.is ~


Illini
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 298
   Posted 7/6/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
If you are having liver problems, you should try going off of the contraceptive and see if it improves. I was on OCs for years and ended up with an enlarged liver and high enzymes. It normalized after I got off the pills.
July 2007 Drug-Induced Liver Injury
January 2008 Crohn's Ileitis
Currently trying... Enteral Nutrition, Flax Oil, VSL#3, Primadophilus Reuteri, Folic Acid, Vitamin E


Keeper
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   Posted 7/6/2009 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Swollen liver can be a result of Crohn's. If so, the Remicade should help reduce it. If it does not do so, you need to find out what is causing it. It may take several weeks before the Remicade has its full effect.

The sores are another question. A lot depends on what they look like. Are they open? Are they pimples or are they ulcers? Are they a rash or raised bumps? Do they itch or hurt?

For a closed sore, you can try a saturated solution of potassium chloride (SSKI) - it would help an open sore too, but it would sting like the dickens. If you don't have that at hand (it might be possible to get it at the drug store - ask the pharmacist), you could try plain white vinegar.

A fairly painless thing to try on an open sore is distilled witch hazel (available in local pharmacies here). If you don't get help from that, you could try 20 drops of SSKI in an ounce of olive oil. It does not hurt as much as the straight solution and works on a number of problems.

Wolfie40
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   Posted 7/7/2009 4:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I would get the sores checked out.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Protonix,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


FallColors
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 7/7/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I really hope things will get better for you! You have been through too much. Take care of yourself and think possitive thoughts about how much the remi will help you and how good it will be to be feeling better!
Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.

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