any advice for a cold?

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   Posted 8/30/2009 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
cry   Hi, im tee
          i just got diagnosed wit crohn's in march of this year and iv been dealing with it pretty good, but there's one thing i've never been sick during this time. im taking prednisone, asacol, and azothiaprine. (sorry about the spelling) i just got a cold a day ago and it's hit me pretty hard and i have a cough, a fever, and bad chest pain. all i've been taking is cough drops but it doesn't really help any.... is there something i can take that maybe somebody else has tried and work to make me feel a little better for school?

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   Posted 8/30/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi sorry to hear you are under the weather. When I start feeling a cold come on, I swear by that Tyonal sinus cold stuff. I get the blue liquid one for night time and it kicks it out really good. I've never had problems taking that and it effecting my crohns.
Good Luck.
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS and Arthrities too
Meds I have tried:  Too many to list- LOL
Meds currently on:  Tramadol for the pain
                               *Waiting to go on Cimzia                      
No Surgeries

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   Posted 8/31/2009 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm....fever? Chest pain?...AND on prednisone and AZP...get thee on the phone to a doctor, NOW...or even urgent care. On immunosupressents, colds and other infections can get nasty fast. I had a "cold" and in less than 24 hours, I went to urgent care, my pulse ox in the low 80's- to 70's...had to stay there for 5-6 hours, monitoring me, giving me a breathing treatment(went home with meds too, including and inhaler, and I don't have asthma)...I say this, cuz, as stated before, even a "cold" can turn nasty.

I hope you get relief soon. Take care...
"The earth laughs in flowers"

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   Posted 8/31/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Go to the Dr hun and get checked out then take yourself home and to bed allow yourself to be sick and recover and keep your germs to yourself. LOL
take care and get well soon.
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