Ulcer/Gastritis with crohns

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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 10/30/2009 5:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replys.... I went to the Er and they said I had an ulcer/ gastritis.... I have been on Pentasa 500mg. 8 a day and Pred. 10mg. 6 a day since April. My crohns has never been under controll.....My doctor wants me off Pred. but everytime we try i get really sick. I am having to got to the hospital once a week now. I dont think the pred. is helping anymore. But I dont have insurance so I cant do any of the other bigger meds.... I have tried 2 get insurance and got turned down I tried 2 get a med. card and also got turned down for that.... I cant get any help anywhere. I just dont know what else 2 do!!!! The Dr. wants 2 try Remicade but I cant afford them and im not to happy about the side affects from it. Just needed to vent a lil. Thanks

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   Posted 10/30/2009 6:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I am glad you went to the ER. I was very concerned. I would say depending on your job situation keep applying for insurance or a med card(they usually refuse the first time pretty much no matter what). As to remicade they do have a patient assistance program, that can really help you out.
Honey I know you are worried about the side effects of remicade, and while I did get the lupus like syndrome, it did lead me to a drug (MTX shot) that did work the best for me. I do not want you to get in as desperate situation as I did. I hope you feel better soon.
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   Posted 10/30/2009 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Prednisone is very notorious for causing GERD/Gastritis like symptoms. I take Prilosec daily and that has helped me alot.

I second what Navy said, the Remicade does have a patient assistance program and is a medication that has helped many people to get relief. Good luck!
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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!
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