Hi Bella... I just wanted to chime in about
pregnancy and clinical trials. I don't know for sure about
the vedolizumab trial (like Tysabri) but I'm sure it's like most others. I know for a fact that in the Prochymal trial (mesenchymal stem cells) that you sign an agreement that you will practice two forms of birth control and not become pregnant for 2 years after your initial treatment. This is because there is no safety information about
how the stem cells stay in your system and might affect a growing fetus. Aside from stem cells, all trials are experimental medication with little to no safety info. I'd say if you're really ready to think about
another baby, I'd stick with known meds.
I'm in the same shoes as you regarding having failed all approved meds. I'm waiting on edge until one of those two drugs are approved. They're looking to be the next ones to come along. Good luck!
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