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Boxermom2
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   Posted 9/1/2009 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my flex sigmoid today and it confirmed what I already knew.  I am totally inflamed.  I have had two Remicade infusions, started back on Prednisone two days ago and my doctor is sending me for blood tests so I can start Imuran. 
 
Has anybody ever been on all three meds at one time.  I really didn't want to start the prednisone again let alone this Imuran.  Been flaring off and on since December so it may be worth it.  Not sure about the combination.  I would love any input.
 
39 yrs old ( diagnosed UC 2002)
Ankylosing Spondylitis (diagnosed 1990)
Asthma/Allergies
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Asacol 12 daily
Zoloft 50mg
Multivitamin
Fish Oil
Rowasa
Remicade
Fosimax  (Osteopenia spine)
Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg (hypertension)
Prednisone 40mg
 
 


fruitgirl
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 9/1/2009 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't remember if you've had a consultation with a surgeon or not. Honestly, if I were in your shoes, I would. I mean, that's a heck of a lot of medication to be on that doesn't seem to be working, and given that you've got osteopnia, pred would scare the crap out of me.

At any rate, I hope you feel better soon.
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Current meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, OrthoNovum, multivitamin.


Boxermom2
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   Posted 9/1/2009 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
No surgeon consult. I am just not ready for that. I am hoping something kicks in soon med wise.
 
39 yrs old ( diagnosed UC 2002)
Ankylosing Spondylitis (diagnosed 1990)
Asthma/Allergies
-----------------------------------
Asacol 12 daily
Zoloft 50mg
Multivitamin
Fish Oil
Rowasa
Remicade
Fosimax  (Osteopenia spine)
Hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg (hypertension)
Prednisone started on 60mg currently on 40mg
Starting Imuran  100mg
 
 


Sweetie31105
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 903
   Posted 9/1/2009 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on Humira, Prednisone and Imuran. It wasn't a real big issue. The mix did help me get out of my major flare. It's worth a shot, besides the prednisone is temporary, and the Imuran can be to depending on how long your doc wants to keep u on it. I was on Imuran til the beginning of this year, and was put on it in May of 2007, so.... shouldn't be a problem at all.
27 year old, Married, Female.
Diagnosed with UC since March 2007

Taking Humira since of May 2007 (Currently in remission since May 2007with minor yearly flares)
Put on Imuran from May 2007 to Jan, 15 2009
Put on Canasa June 25, 2009, off Canasa on June 30th 2009.
*Can't take Asacol, Allergic to Remicade, odd reactions to Canasa went backwards a bit.
*Started minor flare in mid June 2009 but VERY minor. :( Ended Aug. 21, 2009. :D


AMK77
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 678
   Posted 9/1/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I would have a consult with a surgeon just in case. Hope you feel better soon.
32 yr old female
Mild Pancolitis
UC since 2000 - in remission for most of those 8 years med free.
Cannot tolerate mesalamine. Currently take probiotics and fish oil. Trying Applied Kinesiology & supplements.

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