update -- I'm still in remission, just pregnant

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   Posted 12/12/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I posted a while back that I was sick with some CD pains and puking and scared it was CD and not my pregnancy because I'm in the second tri. My labs all came back perfect, so I *should* still be in remission. Unfortunately, still eating my safe diet and having D, nausea, and my first night time "poople accident." Apparently this pregnancy has decided to mimic a CD flare. As long as there's no damage being done to my guts I can deal with it, but it's hard not to worry about CD causing some of these problems.
Mom to a healthy Pentasa baby and pregnant with #2. 5+ years remission, woo hoo!

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   Posted 12/13/2009 4:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi my prayers are with you. For the joys of another beautiful baby.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on and Humira. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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   Posted 12/13/2009 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Ooh that doesn't sound like fun. Hope things settle down for you soon.

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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 12/13/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, i too hope that it will soon settle down for you I was at my best when i was was pregnant it was the before and after i had problems with the crohns good luck Bev x
Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma.  reversal 1st week of Jan. Meds:Pentasa 500mg 3x day,  B12 shots, every 3 months, iron syrup,loperimide,folic acid,  citalopram 60mg (for Anxiety.)

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   Posted 12/13/2009 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hang in there girl! I hope this flare will settle for you soon too. What about some prednisone? Would that help?

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   Posted 12/14/2009 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys. Hanging in. Talking to the ob this week.
Stef-- for now he's not calling it a flare at all. Sticking with the Pentasa, but assuming this pregnancy is just causing cd-like problems. If things change we'll try entocort first then pred. Really want to avoid pred, don't need the mood swings.
I guess this is just proof that each preg is different just like each kid will be. I felt WONDERFUL the full 42 weeks last time. Oh well. It's all worth it.
Mom to a healthy Pentasa baby and pregnant with #2. 5+ years remission, woo hoo!

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