Endless Blood Work

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Big Dog
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/4/2008 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Just heard from Dr that more blood work tomorrow.  Checking all liver function, SED rate and CRP.  The SED rate and CRP are "regular", haven't had a liver function level yet.  Wondering if the onslaught of acid reflux symptoms is driving the Dr to schedule this?  Prevacid, Prednisone, Lialda and Purinethol (6mp) for 4 months.

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   Posted 8/4/2008 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Regular liver function tests will most likely be done as long as you're on 6-MP, as it can have side effects on the liver. Also, we're more susceptible to primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a serious liver condition, and it's good to keep a check on liver function.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 8/4/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
im a pin cushion for needles.
ive had so much blood work done over last 2 years its amazing i dont have heroine addict arms.

the meds we are on require monitoring hence lots of blood tests.
steph - 32 - female - UC since 2000
currently flaring again..  grrr! (triggered by stress - grrr)
mesalazine granules 3g x1 a day (much nicer than a million tablets a day)
enteric coated fish oil -omega 3 (so they get all the way to my colon)
vitamin D3 x1 a day
prednisolone 25mg x1 a day (ick ick and did i say ick?)
tumeric capsules x3 a day

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