My doctor's appt today

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 903
   Posted 1/15/2009 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   

I switched doctors today, my old GI retired. This doctor wants to take me off my Imuran. I'm ok with it because I've recently read that that pill can give you cancer, (lymphoma). That's the reason he took me off it. So, right now I'm only on my Humira. He thinks I will be fine with just that. I'm kinda excited to see the outcome of being off this pill.
26 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007
Taking Humira and Imuran since May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007)

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30225
   Posted 1/15/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
There are risks and side effects with most well as extraintestinal disease just from having UC..all of which can increase cancer. Russian Roulette sometimes..sigh.

I hope being just on the Humira works well for you.

*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 twice daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite/ Jan 13
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (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 !!!

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