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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 8/19/2009 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone.I was dxed in Jan 2009 with Crohn's after getting sick in November. I was on predinsone for a flare  and have felt fine ever since. I am still on 2400mg of Asacol a day. My husband and I want to start trying for a baby. Has anyone taken Asacol during pregnancy? OR does anyone know if its safe? I have a drs appt in a few weeks but I was wondering if anyone had any experience. Thanks!
24 year old newlywed. diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis Jan 2008

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 8/19/2009 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Many women have had successful pregnancies while on this medication as well as Imuran, 6mp, Remicade and Humira. The thought is a healthy mom produces a healthy baby. I am pretty sure that Asacol will be safe to continue while pregnant. It is one of the mildest meds available. Hope this helps, I am sure others will be along to share their experiences too.

Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 8/19/2009 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't speak for Asacol but I am expecting and on remicade. We worked with the GI and OB to work out plans for meds prior to becoming pregant. They need to work together to make sure you are well cared for. Good luck!
33 year old Female
Diagnosed with CD 2006, had suffered long before 2006.
CD Meds: Remicade every 7 weeks & Imuran 50 mg,
Also have seasonal allergies, milk allergy, and asthma.

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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 8/19/2009 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a perfect baby girl and took Pentasa (same med released in different place) the whole time.

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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 8/20/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone. I have a drs appt with my family dr soon I just wanted everyones opinions!
26 year old female. diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis Jan 2008. Currently on Asacol.

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