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   Posted 12/23/2009 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all,
I was at the Remicade clinic the other day when a fellow patient walked in and I could tell just by looking at her that she was in a bad way. I thought to myself that she was probably glad that it was infusion time. But when the nurse began the customary pre-infusion interview it was discovered that the patient had begun taking anti-biotics for some kind of infection.....without running it by her GI doc or the Remiade co-ordinator. Bad news. To make a long story short, she was denied the Remicade because of the anti-biotics and was sent home, or rather, her doctors. Needless to say she was very upset.
I understand her desperation, believe me, I do; but when we're all on these industrial strength drugs ( on combinations thereof ) we can't afford to do throw other drugs into the mix without supervision and communication with the doc. I don't mean to sound preachy but I think it's important to understand that the medical people have to be in the loop in order to get us all back on track.
Just my 2 cents......
Resection in August '06
Prednisone banished to the hot place shortly thereafter

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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 171
   Posted 12/23/2009 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Too true. So far I have a GI that is a personal and professional friend of my GP so they have great collaboration on my meds. I hope I can keep it that way for a long time.

I feel a whole lot more the way I do now than I did a little while ago.
Crohn's Dx April 2006. Pentasa and Entocort EC

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 12/23/2009 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
It probably was the infection more than the anti-biotics that they were worried about, but your point stands.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.

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