HI piggy ( gail);-) We should definitively keep in thouch....you sound like me I have to quit smoking too :-(...the test I have done was a stoo sample( have to do this at each visit) chest xray, blood test, urine test, a reast exam( dome by my GI ) my GI is also the study doctor so that makes it easier....also you have to score at least 220 on the CDAI . they took my vital sighs and that's it...I will go 2x in 1 months then every month for 3 month and after the 12 weeks the induction phase if I feel ok I go to the maintenance and have a chance of guettin 50% placibo 50% abatacept....if I am not feeling great they will put me in maintenance for abatacept. then I don't know....right now I am ok I have some pain and I only go to the bathroom about 3 -5 time ...I am a bit scared that I am not going to be a candidtae because of a new symptoms I have...the dentist thinks that its called lichen planus....anyway I have to the my research person on monday and let her know....just hope it's ok. i'll be so disaponted....my other option is remicade....
keep me posted....
what are your symptoms right now?
35 yrs female, dx with crohn's on july 13th 07 increasing my entocort
9mg 6mg 3mg . starting imuran 250 mg had a allergic reaction can no longer take it . pariet ,dx with depression in 2002 ,effexor tappering off, welbutrin,resperidone and lemotrogine.