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CheerDad
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   Posted 8/19/2007 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
So my new GI, other than wanting to go spelunking on his own up my rectal cave, seems to be on the ball. Since I am on Remicade, he believes that the research indicates no added benefit to being on 6mp and pentasa at the same time. He doesn't want to see any weird cancers (his own words). So no more 6mp and pentasa for me. Do have some bone loss from the 6mp and so boniva has been added. He is also the one that noticed the pulmanary nodule in the left lung.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.

 
Randy

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Sharann
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   Posted 8/20/2007 1:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Good news then?
Spelunking,eh?
Good luck, I think!
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teddybearweiser
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   Posted 8/20/2007 2:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Randy,
Its always good to hear good news.
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 Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


Nanners
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   Posted 8/20/2007 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
That out to lower the pill count a little, huh?!!!! LOL
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/20/2007 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey my friend
Great wording lol

Good news is always something I like to read on here
How are you doing otherwise
Be well

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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 8/20/2007 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Randy...sounds like doc is helping. Glad things are "looking up" even though he wants to do some looking up himself! read the word spelunking and made that same groan guys make in the theater when a character gets kicked in the groin. Thanks for the image....I think :-)
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, stable with Pentasa, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, only on B12 and vitamin supplements now
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Sad Mom!
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   Posted 8/20/2007 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi everyone, I'm new here. CheerDad, can you please explain what your doctor meant when he said any weird cancers. Did he mean that he thinks that the combination of Pantasa and 6MP might cause this?

 

CheerDad said...
So my new GI, other than wanting to go spelunking on his own up my rectal cave, seems to be on the ball. Since I am on Remicade, he believes that the research indicates no added benefit to being on 6mp and pentasa at the same time. He doesn't want to see any weird cancers (his own words). So no more 6mp and pentasa for me. Do have some bone loss from the 6mp and so boniva has been added. He is also the one that noticed the pulmanary nodule in the left lung.


CrohnieToo
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   Posted 8/20/2007 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
6MP contributes to bone loss? I hadn't hear or realized that. Prednisone and Entocort, yeah, but 6MP? I assume Imuran as well, huh? I shall have to go look that one up.

Meanwhile .... spel-lunking, huh?? I've tried to convince my gastro that mine is a one way cave but she ain't buying it. I"m due, but not feeling in the exploring/spelunking mood so staying away from her side of town.

Sounds like maybe this gastro is working out for you. Continued good wishes, CheerDad.
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.


CheerDad
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   Posted 8/22/2007 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
My bad. When GI did scope today asked about the 6mp bone loss and he told me that it is due to the prednisone I get in my premeds for the Remicade.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.

 
Randy

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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 8/23/2007 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
The combo of 6mp (and imuran) and pentasa as far as I know has no known weird cancers associated with it. The more recent facts show that it is the combo of 6mp (or imuran) in conjunction with Remicade that has proven to show greater cancer risks.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 


princesa
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   Posted 8/23/2007 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Any doc who is conservative with the powerful prescription drugs is a good doc in my book.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Possibly misdiagnosed
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps
 
 

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