Imuran and pregnancy

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   Posted 10/9/2008 2:42 AM (GMT -7)   
 Yesterday it was a good day!!! I saw my Gi and he told me that imuram is safe in  pregnancy that he did his  thesis PHD on  imuran and pregnant women, i felt a relief, he also told me low birth weight and early delivery  can happens if the crohn  is active. He knows many doctors that are involved in research about imuran and pregnancy, he will send me a article that his friend published then i will post here. I will be refer to a doctor that is an expert on complications in pregnancy and her interest is in cronh's colitis. Today i will go to my GP to sort out blood test, prenatal vitamins etc. I am not really happy with my GP, they should done this before according to my GI. I am taking iron tablets because my iron was low in august, but i need to know now if stabilise. My Gi said that 400mg is ok for me to take i do not need a high dose. My current dose of imuran is 100mg a day, before that i found out  that i was pregnant was 150mg, my Gi told me  for me to decide what dose to take, the dose i fell more comfortable, however even in a high dose 150mg is safe for the baby according to him . I decided to carry on with 100mg a day, i am feeling great and very happy  smilewinkgrin
38 years old, 100mg imuran, probiotic, folic acid 5mg, fish oil, iron tablets.

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   Posted 10/9/2008 4:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Good news and even better you are feeling so good. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still gail

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   Posted 10/9/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
That is good news. A healthy mom produces a healthy baby! Congrats!!!
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.

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   Posted 10/9/2008 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news! The biggest issue that i have had with Imuran and pregnancy is that it can make it a lot harder to get pregnant. It took over 2 years for me to get pregnant with my son.

Congratulations! Pregnancy is a wonderful experience.

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   Posted 10/9/2008 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
AWESOME! I'm glad your doc was up on the latest info. That's got to be really reassuring! I'm glad things are going so well.

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   Posted 10/9/2008 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
hello. i just posted a thread on the ulcerative colitis board about proctitis and pregnancy. my doctor said the only way for me to get into remission is with 6-MP/ but I am an IVF patient and will be doing another cycle the first week of December. Right now I am using rectal and oral meds. Can you send me that article??
ulcerative proctitis - march 05 diagnosed
current status - trying to see what works - still bleeding!!!!!
hospitalized - 3/08 for 6 days of IV steriods
colazal - 9 pills  asacol - 12 pills, canasa 2x per day, nightly hydrocortisone enemas
VSL#3 Primal Defense Ultra Probiotic (2x per day)
fish oil, flaxseed oil, calcium w/ vitamin d 2x a day, prenatal vitamin plus extra vitamin c and b12 complex

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   Posted 10/10/2008 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   

Enjoy your pregnancy and baby. I had my baby in August and already miss being pregnant.
Currently in remission!

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   Posted 10/13/2008 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on your pregnancy! I was on 150 mg/day of Imuran when I was pregnant with my 3 year old and she's healthy and perfect (although a little bossy....).
Dx in early 1999
Resection in June 2006
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   Posted 10/19/2008 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on your pregnancy! I did some checking too prior to having my second child in 2007. I was on 200 mg Azathioprine during the whole pregnancy and even breastfed for a short period of time after he was born. I didn't breastfeed for a brief period of time after I took the medicine (on advise from my pediatrician), but the baby did well as did I. They had to dilate my stricture spot a few months after he was born and may have to do it again, but knock on wood, that has so far been the only trouble I've had.
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