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   Posted 9/14/2017 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Just need some advice! Last week I was hospitalized in the ICU for a GI bleed from my Crohn's disease. I required a lot of fluid to keep my BP up and a blood transfusion. The bleeding stopped on its own, and I'm scheduled to start Entyvio. I was discharged Sunday and told my employer I could come back for the weekend, starting Saturday. Today I just feel really run down and tired. I'm not sure I can do it. Do you guys think this is too soon?
-Heather, 29 yrs. old

- Crohns disease since 1995, officially diagnosed in 2003.

- Bowel resection in Dec. 07, Crohns reoccurred July 08.

- Medications - Cimzia, B12 injections, Entocort, Imuran

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 322
   Posted 9/14/2017 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
If your finance allows, I would rest a little longer before going back to work. Most importantly, what did your doctor say?

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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 586
   Posted 9/16/2017 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
You were just in the ICU, I think you deserve a few weeks rest. I would get a doctor note and stay home until I felt physically capable, if possible. I have made the mistake of going back to work too early, taking on tasks, and then having to go out again, which makes it harder for my employer to fund coverage.
33 year old female with a husband and son.
Diagnosed with CD in January of 2005.
Resection 9/11/13
Started Stelara in June. Currently in a bad flare and off work and on TPN, Fentanyl Patch, and Oxycodone. Hoping to be off these and back to work by October.
Past Meds: 6MP, Humira, Remicade, & Cimzia.
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