Question about detoxing before pregnancy......

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   Posted 4/24/2008 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I just finished tapering off prednisone today.  Prior to taking it, I was having the worst flare I've ever had.  I'm doing great now and I think that the Maker's Diet (well, at least the modified version I am attempting right now) is helping also. 
I really want to try to get pregnant again in the next few months, but of course I want to wait to make sure I don't have another horrible flare.  I also want to detox a little from the prednisone before I get pregnant.  My question is - how long would you wait to detox?
I am crossing my fingers that I won't flare up again right away, that has happened several times after I have gone off the prednisone. :(
Crohn's Colitis
Currently taking Asacol and Prednisone
Recently started the Maker's Diet

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   Posted 4/24/2008 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Pred is one of the known safe drugs during pregnancy, so I wouldn't be too concerned about detoxing. I would want to be sure you are out of your flare though because that improves the preg outcomes over all.

I went off a different med ~3 mos before we started trying. My GI did some labs after that to make sure a flare wasn't starting again. He's a pretty careful doc though.

Good luck.
Currently in remission!

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   Posted 4/25/2008 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with above
and I would still really suggesst you talk to your doc about the weaning process if you are planning on coming off of the pred......

Keep us posted and good luck

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