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   Posted 9/4/2009 10:22 AM (GMT -7)   
smilewinkgrin   Well, finally after a year with no meds and trying to get pregnant, the day has finally come.  Any advice from other pregnant crohns women out there would be wonderful. Its great to actually drink a can of coke every once in a  As for the rest of my I am generally low fat because anything with fat kills my gut i do have to increase that a little so that I can gain weight...thats gonna be really I have been sitting at 120pds to 130pds at 5'10, the docs not overly concerned yet so we will see.
I hope September finds you well, and that all the parents out there are relaxing a bit while the kiddles start school.....
I'm cute. Let's put me in charge.(happy bunny)
 anemia, b12 deficiancy, and malobsorption, moderate joint pain,severe weight loss, gastritis
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   Posted 9/4/2009 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   

howlyncat aka Lyn
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   Posted 9/4/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I wish you all the best......Congrats

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   Posted 9/4/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats!! all the best keep us all posted
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   Posted 9/4/2009 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   

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   Posted 9/5/2009 5:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and congratulations!! When i was pregnant that was when i was at my best had no symptoms of crohns  yet i i had symptoms before i fell (really strange) the only bad news was it flared up again after my son was born Bev x

Diagnosed with crohn's at 13 now 42
resection, right hemi 1993 In remmision from 93 till last sept with no meds or docs
2 resections small bowel  and fistula jan 09 and given temp stoma.  reversal sheduled for Nov09 Meds:Pentasa 500mg 3x day,  B12 shots, every 3 months, iron syrup,loperimide,folic acid, Back on citalopram 40mg (for Anxiety.)

Lady G
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   Posted 9/5/2009 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was pregnant I felt better then ever when it came to my crohns (which is normal they say with the hormonal changes, you can actually feel really great for that time) so MAYBE you'll be able to get away with eating some of those more fatty things to help. I found Materna was great for a vitamin supplement (and I think it boosted my immune system, I never got a single cold or anything on it). However DON'T stop taking any current meds or anything for the crohns cause the minute you have the baby, its almost really easy to hit a flare again. I've heard alot say they felt great pregnancy like me and then after baby was I got.

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   Posted 9/5/2009 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on your upcoming new little one! I agree with Lady G, as I have heard it is best for Mom to stay on her meds so she doesn't flare after the baby is born. Do keep us posted on how you are doing.

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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
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   Posted 9/7/2009 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats to you and your family. I hope that this pregnancy goes well for you and keeps your Crohn's at bay. Good luck.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2000
Bowel Resections 6/05, 11/05 & 7/06 (removal of terminal ileum and appendix)
Aorta to Celaic Artery ByPass (1/22/2009)
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Zofran 8mg. prn
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B12 Injections every 2 weeks
Coumadin 2 mg. daily
Baclofen 19 mg. 2 times a day
Zanaflex 4mg. 3 times a day

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