Sounds like horrific experiences you all had with the measles!!
Sherry, having antibodies is good because it means you won't get it again. But not all antibodies remain in the body forever. My SIL was planning to get pregnant (1998) and I brought up the blood test. She assured me that she had German Measles and if the doctors thought it was important that they would have checked...NOT!! They stopped doing that.. whenever (I was shocked).
I did convince her based on the fact that she worked in a school and didn't know. Sure enough, she had no antibodies for it and had to get the shot...waited the 4 months or so before getting pregnant. Something that could be avoided such as birth defects that needn't be had merit...thankfully.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!