first trip to mexico on humira...

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Doc2007
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   Posted Today 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
well i just got back from my first trip to mexico while on humira...i will have to say it was a bit of a challenge and for the first time i really noticed the effects of humira on my immune system...i really did have to be careful where i ate and what i ate and drank because just the local flora disrupted me and put my body in a state of alarm...i managed and had a great time...but did have  a few morning bouts of D and another night of just constipation...I stayed on my metamucil and drank a lot of bottled water and I got through it...I also ran a low grade fever for a few days but it was low grade and Im not sure if I was exposed to something or if it was a reaction to being bit by an insect which happened on my leg...4 bites to be exact...I first thought they were mosquito or sand flea bites but they happened on Sunday and today Thursday they are purple bruises...they dont itch as much but they are soar...anyhow...I have been to Mexico 4 times and this trip was deffinitley a bit of a challenge..

Becoming undone
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   Posted Today 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope you had fun. tongue What part of Mexico did you travel to? Which state (estado)? What did you do?

I've had problems with mosquito bites too...the last two times I went to Hawaii. This last time (August) was the first time I was on the biologics...but my goodness, the bites made me look like I had some sort of pox...big, red, and even bruised around the edges....all larger than a 50 cent piece...and sore too...took nearly 2 weeks to get rid of them...

I've gotten bit here, but maybe (just my own hypothesis), since I'm not exposed to these skeeters as often...my body doesn't like the things in their (the skeeters) mouthpieces...
"The earth laughs in flowers"


Doc2007
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   Posted 12/4/2009 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
That is what my thoughts are Undone! That their germs are foreign and my body just went into high alert! They actually arent itiching anymore and the bruises arent as sore.

I was in Puerto Vallarta and I went Scuba diving!

JavaJay
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   Posted 12/4/2009 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I would be scared to go to Mexico.  I can just imagine getting Montizuma's Revenge and having that mixed with the CD. 
36 yr old Male with Crohn's Disease since '88 - No Surgery yet
 
Been on almost every type of drug with bad results
Remicade since Nov 2009


Doc2007
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   Posted 12/4/2009 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I understand JavaJAy, but if I live in fear of "LIVING" then Crohns wins...if this is the only life I get then I have to make it count! No regrets and no Crohns holding me back...

Becoming undone
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   Posted 12/5/2009 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I am happy to hear that you had fun. Much like Doc, I want to enjoy myself, have fun...as much as my body will let me do. I don't want to dwell on what I can't do or even the anxiety of it all.

This philosophy let me have the best of best of times...I only live once, and I want to live having a smile on my face.

Did you go on this trip alone or with someone special or even in a group?
"The earth laughs in flowers"

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