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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 5/24/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
I am 30 yrs old diagnosed with Pancolitis (UC) in Sept 2007.  Since then I have had on and off flares.  I recently am in a flare and it seems as though my only alternative according to my GI is Remicade.  I am SO SCARED to take it.  I am not married and hope in the future to be married and have children.  Has anyone been on Remicade and had children?  Any advice you guys can give me?  I am planning on starting to take Haldi in a day or two.  Currently visiting family so  I don't want to start until I go home.  I have read that to much Haldi or Tumeric pills can cause D...anyone have this experiance?  How much should I start with and how soon do you guys see improvements?  I know not everything works for everyone but I want to feel like I have tried many different things before taking Remicade.  I am so scared.  I haven't even told my parents about my UC because I don't want to add to their worries.  Only 5 people in my life know so its hard.  
Lialda - 4 / day
Natural pills
VSL #3 - 4 sackets / day 
Pred 5 mg / day

Aimee =)
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Date Joined Jun 2004
Total Posts : 1020
   Posted 5/24/2009 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry you're dealing with this and don't feel like you can burden your family. My family and friends have been such a source of help and encouragement for me. I hope in time you feel like you can share this part of your life with them. We need all the support we can get when dealing with chronic illness.

I was on Remicade in graduate school and it was a life saver for me. None of my GIs have ever even suggested it would affect fertility and many women on here even took it throughout pregnancy and had healthy babies. It's been on the market awhile so they have done some studies on it and it seems to be okay. I, too, have not had children yet but my GI said the most important thing is for my body to stay healthy; I can't carry a baby if I am not healthy and eating. So, I continue to take cutting edge medication to keep myself healthy so I will be able to carry a child. I am now on Humira. Remicade worked for me for 2.5 years.

Good luck =)

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Date Joined Sep 2005
Total Posts : 10404
   Posted 5/24/2009 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Please click on the "new meds" link in my signature for some good Remicade threads.

Best wishes to you.

Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

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