I have no children based on a decision I/we made once I was diagnosed with UC at age 34..that and all the other crappola that I've inherited...there will be none to continue the poor stock. My husband has a few things going on in his family as well. I'm also relieved my brother has no children. My half-sister who also has inherited lots of goodies, has a son who is now in remission from Hodgkin's. But it seems he doesn't have any of his mom's maladies..yet.
Should you get pregnant on Remicade??? NO! I don't think you should even consider it. I'm sure you'll do the research, It's really all risk anyway. Stats mean nothing when it's your life and the one that possibly doen't fit into the positive column.
You're young still.....put it all on hold until you can think rationally once you know more about
the state/future of your UC. (to be asked about
in another thread because I don't know how it is and what other meds you've tried, etc)
Regarding cancer...we all have the risk, no matter if we take meds or not. Some cancers we have a predisposition...having some diseaes or taking some meds can increase that risk.
Some people will not let anything stop their having kids, and when there's a possiblilty of not having them or one shouldn't...the need is stronger to want.
What does your husband want and what are is fears,etc? If he's willing to not have kids based on how you feel, meds you're on and understanding..then the ball's in your court.
I've never felt that not having kids has ruined my life. Actually, the relief is immense.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec 2 or 3 + 1 or 2 Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls @ bedtime
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); 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 !!!