problem with pregnancy

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 1/27/2009 7:58 AM (GMT -6)   
hi... i wish yo everyone good

I have UC for 9 years. sometimes it gets sever and sometimes its normal
but after i get married, it get better with the medications
after my pregnancy i quit the medication because the doctor said that it may affect the fetus; he descriped for me pentasa enema but it's not so affected
after my delivery, i got wors and i couldnt take any medication because of breast feeding, so i stop the breast feeding to take the medication when my baby was only 3 months old.
I gust get better with the medications when my child reached 1 year, and i feel that i couldnt do much for her because of my illness!!
and now she is 1 year and 10 months and im thinking about having another baby, but im afraid that i have the same problems that i had before

when i read about the pentasa, i sow that its ok to take it in pregnancy but no breast feeding. And the salofalk cant take it in any of these periods.
when i asked the doctor for medication that may be safe in the both he said there is not!!
but when i read what women said in this forum some of them saied its ok!!

sorry about my long story hehehe,, and sorry for my baaaaaad language but I REALLY need help

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 197
   Posted 1/27/2009 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
This article might help you:

From all the 2nd opinions I have gotten and from the high risk Ob the other week...all the 5-ASA drugs are safe to take during pregnancy. In fact I was told the 6MP that I just got put on is safe to take during pregnancy. I know I will not be able to breast feed on 6MP and I am fine with that.

I would go see a High Risk OB and talk to him/her about your options. My appt put me at such ease.
severe ulcerative proctitis - march 05 diagnosed
proctosigmoiditis - january 09 diagnosed
hospitalized - 3/08 for 6 days of IV steriods
hospitalized - 1/09 for 5 days of IV steriods / put on 6MP (50 mgs)
past meds: colozol, sulfasalzine, hydrocortisone enemas, canasa, rowasa and prednisone 
current meds: 6MP (50mgs), Asacol 12 pills,  Primal Defense Ultra Probiotic, fish oil, calcium w/ vitamin d 2x a day, prenatal vitamin & extra vitamin c and b12

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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 222
   Posted 2/1/2009 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
hey there

just wanted to share my story. i have just given birth to my son two weeks ago. he is in great health, gaining weight and doing very well. i was on asacol throughout my pregnancy - 1200mg 3x per day (asacol is mesalamine - the same as pentasa and i think the same as the salofalk although i am not sure on this) as well as on cortifoam enemas during the second half of my 2nd tri and my 3rd tri. i think you need to consult another doc and or a high risk obgyn because all of my docs (2 gis, 2 obgyns and a few high risk perionatals docs) have told me that the meds are just fine. Mesalamine is a b catagory drug for pregnancy as rated by the fda. you could also call the motherisk program in toronto canada (google 'motherisk') this is a program run by the hospital for sick children in toronto - they offer free counselling on drugs/meds etc during pregnancy and breastfeeding. good luck. jo

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 2/1/2009 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I took Dipentum through my entire pregnancy and breastfeeding (2 weeks). Breastfeeding didn't work out for us, but I was told it was ok while taking Dipentum. I was in remission during the entire pregnancy. Maybe you could see about switching medications to feel more comfortable about it.
  • 26 years old, married, Stay-at-home Mommy to 2 year old daughter 
  • Ulcerative Colitis since Sept. 2004
    • 1st flare Sept-Nov 2004
    • 2nd flare Aug. 2007-July 08 
  • Currently taking:75mg 6MP, 4 Lialda, Loestrin 24, Allergy meds., Maxalt for migraines and allergy shots once a month 
  • 10/6/08 Found a 1cm kidney stone in right kidney.  Had the stone blasted and passed the fragments.


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Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 188
   Posted 2/2/2009 2:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I took Salofalk (1500mg x 4/day) during my pregnancy and during 13 months of breast feeding. My daughter is perfectly healthy. She is two now. Sometimes the risk is greater--and if you're too sick during your pregnancy that is not good for the fetus. I also took Entocort (9mg) during pregnancy and breast feeding.

You may have read certain things that may or may not be true, but what is your doctor's opinion?
Suffered my whole life before being diagnosed. Very bitter.
Diagnosed: August 2005
Health Status: In remission for the first time! IBS, Fatigue, Muscle/Joint pain, "Random Attacks"

Currently On:
Salofalk 1500mg x 4/day
Imuran 150mg x 1/day

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