(cross posting from CD site)
Has anyone here been on immunosuppressants and taken the Yellow Fever vaccine? I may need to travel to Africa for work (and maybe for fun too) in the next two years and I've gotten conflicting reports on what the vaccine can do - everything from nothing to it can be lethal (quite the range there!). I've heard it's bad to take when you're on immunosuppressants (like 6_MP) but what if you went off those for a specific time period before getting it? I'll be checking with my GI too but wanted to hear directly if anyone has gotten it or not and what happened.
**32 year old female; Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2001; diagnosis changed to Crohn's disease in 2009 (but still only impacts colon)
**Asacol (4800 mg daily), 6-MP (100 mg daily), Prednisone (8 mg daily...for a few more weeks), Flagyl (250 mg every other day), Nexium (40 mg daily)
**Thankfully only two major flare-ups...2001 and 2009. Hoping to have another 8 years in between the next one (sadly, I do know there will be a next one).
**GOAL of one day being immunosuppressant free...still working on my doctor on this one but I am a world traveler who desperately wants to go to Africa one day!