Remicaid during pregnancy

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/28/2007 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello.  I am 13 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child.  I was in the hospital for two days last week getting hydrated and put on 60 mg of prednisone to get my cd to calm down.  The scary thing is this time the prednisone has still not completely licked in after 5 days.  My GI said I should try Remicaid.  I am very nervous doing that along with prednisone during pregnancy.  Has anyone ever experienced anything like this?  Any advice?

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   Posted 10/28/2007 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry to hear that you have to deal with this during your pregnancy. I have two sons and was in remission with both of mine. But shortly after I had my second baby I found myself in a HORRIBLE flare. Hopefully things will work out for you soon as far as the medicine goes, I would research all I can about both of them. Just to insure that neither one will harm you or your baby. They are wonderful and I wish you the best of luck with your new addition.
DX: Crohns in March 2007
Meds: Remicade

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 10/29/2007 12:22 AM (GMT -7)   
So sorry to hear that you are having such a difficult time....what a worry this must be for you. Try to think positive, although I know how easy that is to say when you are not the one doing the suffering. I know that many of our members have had flares during pregnancy and I am sure they will be along to give you their support soon. Don't give up. Do you have any support at home with your other two children? How old are they? Is your husband and family supportive. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers .
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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   Posted 10/29/2007 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wanted to let you know that there have been many women on this board who have giving birth to healthy babies while using Remicade. Just wanted to give you some peace of mind in that area.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 10/29/2007 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Email me. Click on my user name to get my emai address. I've had 2 healthy remicade babies and I'm working on #3 (and a few more years down the road, #4) I'll be glad to tell you all about it.


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   Posted 10/31/2007 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I had been on remicade for 2 1/2 years before i got pregnant AND received the infusions throughout my entire pregnancy.  I had a great pregnancy and delivered a healthy baby in April.  I guess the ony difference between us is that I was in remission when i got pregnant.  i went to several specialists and remicade is safe for the the they told me, "it is better to have a healthy mom vs. a sick mom."  hope it all works out for you!

30 year old female ~ Mom of 6 month old Jack
Diagonosed with Crohns in Dec. 2003
Previous meds - Asacol, Pentasa, Prednisone, 6MP
Current meds - Remicade ONLY(every 10 weeks)
  • I have been on Remicade for almost 4 years!!!
  • Received Remicade throughout pregnancy
  • Currently breastfeeding!

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