pregnant and flaring

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Lynn27
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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 5/11/2009 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
hi...I am 5 months pregnant and have been having a slight flare lately. Not really a normal flare but still having some blood, cramping and mucuos. the doctor put me on canasa supp..about a month ago and it did help for awhile but now its coming back. Has anyone else been pregnant and flared?? What did the doctor recommend?? Did everything turn out okay with the baby?? I am doing my best not to stress and get to nervous over this because i don't want the baby to be affected...thanks for any info or advice!
Ulcerative colitis (whole colon)
since 2002
 Feeling well....as normal as we can I guess!
 
 
  • 6MP 50mg daily
  • Rowasa enemas when needed 
  • Flinstone vitamins
  • Asacol 3 pills 3 times a day


AMK77
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   Posted 5/11/2009 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I took a short course of pred (25 days) while I was pg and was in remission for the rest of the pregnancy. Are you still taking 6mp?
32 yr old female
Mild Pancolitis
I've had UC since 2000 but was in remission for most of those 8 years med free
Cannot tolerate mesalamine - starting 6mp soon?


Lynn27
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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 351
   Posted 5/11/2009 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Yup...i stayed on the 6mp and asacol. They were afraid that i would have a even bigger flare if i came off of it. So far so good. I see a high risk ob/gi and they check my liver blood work alot. I just actually saw her and im going to start on steroid enemas first to see if that helps before starting on the prednisone. Thanks for the reply.
Ulcerative colitis (whole colon)
since 2002
 Feeling well....as normal as we can I guess!
 
 
  • 6MP 50mg daily
  • Rowasa enemas when needed 
  • Flinstone vitamins
  • Asacol 3 pills 3 times a day


fruitgirl
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 7150
   Posted 5/11/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
There's an article on the CCFA webpage (link below, the article is the 6th one down) titled "Management of the Pregnant IBD Patient" that has lots of good info about meds and their safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
http://www.ccfa.org/ccfaprof/ibd-journal/archive
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).


JEG
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 112
   Posted 5/11/2009 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I started flaring about 5 mos. into my pregnancy (right around the big ultrasound) they tried to treat it with cortifoam, canasa, entocort, until after 2 mos the doctor finally settled on 20 mg. taper of pred.  the flare got under control in June (it started in April) the pred defiinitely helped.  The only side effect I had was gestational diabetes.  I had a healthy baby girl in August.  I was really nervous too the entire time, but everything turned out great. Good luck with everything! 
3x3 colazol a day - trying generic again
currently flaring...not as bad as the last one though
2x2 lialda starting 11/15/08
vitamin
calcium supplement
probiotic
rowasa enema
zoloft - anxiety got a little out of control after last flare.
mommy of a beautiful baby girl born 8/25/08

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