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FunGuy
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   Posted 2/4/2010 11:30 PM (GMT -6)   
The last post about this drug was in 2007.  Anyone have news about it?

willj
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   Posted 2/5/2010 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
The last I heard back in winter 09 they were still trying to raise funds, which has been difficult during these times.  I have been on anti MAP for about 4 months now and so far it is working!

FunGuy
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   Posted 2/5/2010 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
My GI does not want to work with antibiotics for me he says:

"Antibiotics in Crohn's are helpful with fistulas, anal involvement, and sometimes bad ileal Crohn's, none of which apply to you. I do not recommend antibiotics for you."

I like this doctor a lot but I wonder what the harm of trying an anti-biotic treatment could be. He seems to be very up on ibd so I hesistant to question his judgement. He wants me to try remicade.
 


willj
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   Posted 2/5/2010 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, always best to go with the doctor I suppose.  You could always take some papers to him/her to read them.  There is a good one written by Prof Thomas Borody, i think it's called - 'Antibiotic therapy in Crohn's disease: approaching a cure?' and there are plenty by Professor Hermon-Taylor. 

mastersmom
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   Posted 2/5/2010 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Until a doctor can tell me what exactly causes Crohn's and how exactly he is going to treat it long term, I don't think they should rule anything in or out. It really frustrates me, personally, that they act like they have a handle on Crohn's treatment and causes when they obviously don't or so many of us wouldn't be running around trying to find relief from it!!

FunGuy
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   Posted 2/5/2010 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
The doctor will allow me to try flagyl and bueonside. I am glad to give them a try before the remicade. Remicade sounds promising but I really want to try something less "dramatic" first. Wish me luck my friends and thanks for your counsel.
 


Rider Fan
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   Posted 2/5/2010 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck!
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


Go Saskatchewan Roughriders!

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