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onedaymore
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   Posted 4/28/2010 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm on Remicade and Imuran, so I'm not-so-slightly paranoid about all the huge warnings about infections and lowered immune systems. Are cold sores worrisome and needful of a doctor's attention, or do they just come with the territory and have to be endured? I have an infusion next week.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2008 at the age of 22. Also dealing with gastroparesis & GERD.
Currently on: Remicade, Imuran, Pentasa, Tramadol, Welchol, Phenergan, Ambien, Reglan, Prilosec, Hyoscyamine


ivy6
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   Posted 4/28/2010 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you have one now?

Is this a new thing for you, or have you only been getting them since you started getting Rem?
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onedaymore
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   Posted 4/28/2010 8:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, I've got a huge one going on. Hurts and itches like crazy, but I'm being a good girl and resisting.

I've gotten them before, but not very often. This is the first in a couple years.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2008 at the age of 22. Also dealing with gastroparesis & GERD.
Currently on: Remicade, Imuran, Pentasa, Tramadol, Welchol, Phenergan, Ambien, Reglan, Prilosec, Hyoscyamine


sr5599
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1202
   Posted 4/28/2010 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I know I was a carrier for years (my ex had them and I'd never worry about it) but I never actually got a cold sore until I was on a double dose of Remicade. Had one that took nearly a month to go away and nothing since. They have anti-virus meds you can take daily to reduce the likelihood of getting them... and heal them more quickly if you do.
1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
Compounded budesonide 3mg/daily, Cimzia, MTX . Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09


jamo0001
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Total Posts : 75
   Posted 4/28/2010 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I had two or three my entire life, but am now averaging 2 or 3 a year since being on all of the Crohn's meds (Remicade included). I just chalk it up to a compromised immune system, but I've never really asked my GI about them.
James

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