meds for crohn's

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   Posted 9/28/2007 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
is there a medication that I can take that doesn't evolves humira or remicade?
I have cd in my terminal ileum.....and the GI is going to push for remicade or humira....but my main symptom is pain and sometime D and once or twice a day....
I think I would like to try less potent drugs first.....I tried entocort and imuran but can no longer take imuran cuz it made me very sick
thanks you for your input
35 yrs female, dx with crohn's on july 13th 07 increasing my  entocort 9mg 6mg tappering off . starting imuran 250 mg had a allergie reaction  can no longer take it  pariet ,dx with depression in 2002 ,effexor tappering off, welbutrin,resperidal and lemotrogine.

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   Posted 9/28/2007 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   

If you still have pain and D, then don't taper off the Entocort. IN fact, maybe you went down to 6mg too soon. Have you tried taking Entocort at 9mg for the full 8 weeks?

And then, after the initial 8 weeks at 9mg, the FDA has approved Entocort as a maintenance med at 6 mg for another 12 weeks. 

HOwever, my daughter has been on it for about a year and a half, and is in full remission. Since May, only 3 mg and no side effects. In July 2006 she tried to taper off, but ended up in a flare, so now she isn't taking any chances. Meds are not always as effective the second time around...sure enough, the second time she took Entocort it took her longer to go into full remission. 

Dr. Abreu at Mt. Sinai was fine with how long my daughter has been on Entocort, saying that they have patients who have been on it for years. 

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