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immunosci
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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 12/14/2007 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, all. I had written a week or so ago about my severe joint pain, particularly in my SI joint. I saw my primary care doctor yesterday. She's so great!!! She's giving me a referral to a rheumatologist and gave me a script for a low dose painkiller. I can't remember what one right now. She also contacted my gastro and said that I needed to be seen before my next scheduled visit, which is January 18. I hadn't wanted to contact him despite the worsening joint pain and gut fun for a little over 6 weeks because I don't feel like he listens well. Sometimes he's fine and other times he's not. I haven't switched from him yet because I had been in remission for about a year and a half and didn't really need much from him. Well, the email from my primary care doc did the trick. I saw my gastro this morning. He says I'm definitely in a flare. I wanted to say duh, but held my tongue. He's scheduled me for a colonoscopy for next Wednesday. I haven't had one for 3 years, which was a year or so before my diagnosis. He said that based on the colonoscopy results that we may add Remicade along with the 6MP that I take now. I can't up the dose of 6MP because my body metabolizes it really well. Please keep your fingers crossed for me next week. I kind of hope he finds active disease so he'll take me more seriously.

Jen
-Formal diagnosis of Crohn's Disease in ileum in July 2005.
-Experienced what were most likely flares for 12-15 yrs.
-6-MP, protonix, cymbalta, wellbutrin, trazadone, miralax, allegra, celebrex


Nanners
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   Posted 12/14/2007 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Fingers, toes, eyes, everything crossed hoping you get some answers. Let us know how it goes.
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.


stkitt
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   Posted 12/14/2007 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Jen

I will cross my fingers, toes, eyes.....whatever it will take to bring you a good outcome.

Prayers to for you.

Kitt


 
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gachrons
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   Posted 12/14/2007 5:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hope they get you doing better and will be waiting to hear how you do . How you feeling about the Rem being added if you have to ?lol gail

immunosci
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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 12/15/2007 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for crossing everything!!!  Gail, I'm ok with the idea of maybe starting Remicade.  I had hoped that it would be further in the future before I needed to start one of the biologics, but I'm ok with it for now.  We'll see when and if the time comes for the first infusion.

Jen


-Formal diagnosis of Crohn's Disease in ileum in July 2005.
-Experienced what were most likely flares for 12-15 yrs.
-6-MP, protonix, cymbalta, wellbutrin, trazadone, miralax, allegra, celebrex

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