Saw the GI today: 2 months post-resection and the disease is back.

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Aimee =)
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   Posted 4/1/2010 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Evidently I'm a fast relapser. mad 
We are going to scope in about a week and see what is going on before starting on a biological again. I am starting Imuran now but he said that takes awhile to get working in your system so he wants to see how much inflammation there is and then we may start back on Cimzia, which I gave a shot in the fall but was too far gone for it to do any good. If there isn't too much going on yet, we may just stick with the Imuran for awhile.
Anyone else relapse that quickly after surgery?
(it actually wasn't even 2 months - symptoms showed up 2.5 weeks ago, my 2 month date will be Saturday)

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   Posted 4/1/2010 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
OMG, I know that feeling Aimee. I hope the meds kick in for you. Best of luck.

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   Posted 4/1/2010 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Aimee that sucks I know how it feels, I was promised 6 months remission minimum by my surgeon but only got 4.5 months. Not as bad as you but devistating scoolnone the less. I went on Prednisone and Imuran to knock it down which took 2 years. Then I started Remicade and that kind of stabilized me.idea Recently I asked to start the 5-asa's again as like you I was so sick the first time nothing was going to help me. I'm finding it's working for me and with the Remicade I feel better than I have in many years. I may be the odd one that 5-asa's seem to do good on. My gastro disagrees but I know my body better than she does.wink

Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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   Posted 4/2/2010 4:01 AM (GMT -7)   
So sorry to hear that Aimee shakehead Hope the meds soon work for you hun Bev x
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   Posted 4/2/2010 5:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I am one who had it come back withing 6 weeks of one of my resections. I don't know what your history is, but I believe that my 3 resections in such a short time frame are because the disease was left to run amok for 10 years while the doctors ignored me because I was only a teenager and couldn't possibly be as sick as I said I was. So I was untreated for 10 years. Even though after each surgery my doctor thought he had it all, I think there was some tiny little microscopic bit left and it just went wild.

I'm sorry you are having to deal with this but hopefully you caught it early and can get it under control fast.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

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