My second Pentasa baby is here!

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   Posted 6/22/2010 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Just had my second perfect Pentasa baby. The pregnancy was great and defied all of the possible Crohn's things docs warn about (no flares, not preterm --one week past his date! -- easy natural delivery ...). He's still at the hospital from an infection (not related to my CD), but should be home soon.

Just wanted those expecting or thinking about it to know that you can have a good, healthy pregnancy, delivery and baby with this disease.
Mom to a healthy Pentasa baby and pregnant with #2. 5+ years remission, woo hoo!

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   Posted 6/22/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
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   Posted 6/22/2010 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I want to get pregnant within the year, but I'm scared because of the Remicade and Pentasa I'm on. Did you flare up at all during the pregnancy? I don't want the pregnancy to make my Crohn's worse, but my symptoms have abated over the 2 1/2 years since I've been diagnosed. I don't think I'm in remission, but fear this is as good as it's going to get. I don't want to miss my window of remission to get pregnant but we aren't ready just yet.
Pentasa- 4 g q day; 1/08; Percocet
Remicade 1st infusion 7/24/08
Ultram ER 200mg; omeprazole 40mg; Xanax-ANXIETY; Effexor ER 150 mg
Hope this clears up soon, I want to start having babies!

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   Posted 6/22/2010 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I was just thinking about you yesterday!! Congrats on your new baby boy...I hope his infection clears up soon and he is home before you know it. Hugs!
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 6/22/2010 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
congratulations to you and the family,hope he brings you many years of happiness and enjoyment. x
Michelle 40 years old
Diagnosed with CD 2004 (undiagnosed correctly +- 3 years, wrongly diagnosed with IBS)
Bowel resection 2005
medication: pentasa 500mg , Co-codomol 500mg/32mg codeine
loperamide 2mg (prn - take as many as 10-20 a day)
calcium tablets, multivitamin tablets, Omega 3
Ferrous sulphate(anaemia)
levothyroxine (thyroid)
questran light (3 sachets/day), 3 monthly B12 Injections

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   Posted 6/22/2010 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   

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   Posted 6/22/2010 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
How wonderful! I'm so happy for you. Congratulations!
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   Posted 6/22/2010 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations! Best wishes and enjoy your new little one!
Dx: Crohn's in 2007 (after 10 yrs of symptoms)
Laporoscopy 10/07, Pentasa, Entocort, Prednisone (not working)
6mp - Nov/07-Nov/08 (worked great, but went off the meds in hopes of conceiving-no luck)
Remission until 2/10...Major Flare 3/10
Meds:Prednisone taper and back on the 6mp, Vit.D, Culturelle, Folic Acid, Pre-Natal Vitamin

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   Posted 6/22/2010 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations! Pics are needed.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.
Resection December 2009

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   Posted 6/22/2010 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on your new little baby!!! Wonderful news!!!

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   Posted 6/22/2010 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats!!! I'm happy he got here safe and sound!
Diagnosed with UC in February 2009.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis December 2009.
Flaring since October 2008
Possible Rheumatoid Arthritis

Medication: Pentasa 6x daily, Imuran 50 mg, multivitamin, Vit B12 1 g, omeprazole. Sulfasalazine

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   Posted 6/22/2010 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

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   Posted 6/23/2010 12:53 AM (GMT -7)   
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Glad to hear all went well, and your baby is  soon home with you. Bev x
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
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   Posted 6/25/2010 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
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   Posted 6/26/2010 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations! Glad things went well for you! My first pregnancy was a breeze, but this one, not so much (I have been flaring up).
Enjoy your new baby!
-Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2000 when I was 21
-Took Asacol and 6MP while pregnant (healthy pregnancy/healthy baby!)
-Currently on Remicade and Pentasa
-My dad and 2 of my 3 siblings also have Crohn's.

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   Posted 6/27/2010 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you. Hang in there Aidy, it can change by trimester.

I forgot to add, natural child birth is WAY easier than an obstruction.
Mom to a healthy Pentasa baby and pregnant with #2. 5+ years remission, woo hoo!

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   Posted 6/27/2010 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
That is wonderful news! I felt much better pregnant. All my CD symptoms were gone and I could eat anything, of course it was years ago, but still.... Congrats, I hope your son is home soon.

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!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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