Remicade and crazy periods

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

JKLinOKC
New Member


Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 1/29/2010 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ladies!
I have been a Crohn's patient for 15 plus years. I finally started on Remicade in November and so far so good. Much relief of my symptoms (although I wasn't cured in one treatment like I was hoping - ha ha). I am 46 and getting to the "change" I guess. Before I started Remicade my periods were pretty infrequent and - maybe heavy ones 3 -4 times a year (which to be honest was fine with me). Now that I've done the treatments, I have had three, heavy, long periods - which is not at all like I had when I was younger. I had short, regular periods then. So my question, oh ladies of the forum, what do you think? Is this a side effect of the Remi? Is it that I am premenopausal and will eventually stop? Is it that I was "backlogged" from when I was flaring all those years?

It's not that I don't enjoy them, I'd just like to return to something normal-ish. But hey... we are Crohn's patients... normal doesn't really apply, right?

Nanners
Elite Member


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 1/29/2010 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you gone and seen your OB/Gyn about this? I know that Crohns can really make that time of the month miserable, but you sound like something else is going on. At your gyn office they can do blood tests to check your hormone levels and that might provide some answers for you. Before I had my hysterectomy, I had to go back on BC pills to help with my monthly (and I had already had my tubes tied). So maybe thats an option for you too. Good luck!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
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!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, December 03, 2016 9:09 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,732,389 posts in 301,013 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151175 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, melissapsa.
273 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
PeteZa, desert bound, dacarte3, Gear, magoo2, LG13, mbisoux, ChickNorris, Hawaii3654, Ggrlsav, bdavis, BostonMarigold, LymeMother


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer