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   Posted 10/27/2008 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd like to begin by thanking everyone on the boards.  I can't begin to tell you how comforting it is knowing that the things I am feeling are soooo normal.  The information and "food for thought" that I find here cannot be replaced.  Thank you to everyone for sharing.
Now, my question....If one of the immune suppressants can no longer be tolerated by your body, how does another work?  If I am reading everything correctly, is it the way your body breaks down each drug?  If one drug sends your levels to increase, what is the likelyhood of another?
You make a decision to take the meds, then your body turns on you again!  Pain in the neck! 
Crohn's Ileitis
Meds: Pentasa

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 10/27/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
The immune suppressants are different compounds, so the allergic reaction to one will not result in an allergic response to another - at least not immediately. If you have a bad reaction to one, it could be just an allergic response to it. You might be reacting to the way the drug interferes with TNF production, but that is much less common. Really the only way to tell if you can tolerate a different drug is to try it.
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