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   Posted 10/10/2007 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
i am in between my 6th and 7th remicade treatments and have developed Drug Induced Lupus. I am in such pain and so tired, but I am scare dto come off of the remicade because it has been working so well for my UC.

Anyone ever had success on remicade and also on something else?

I dont know what to try next...maybe Imuran or 6mp...but my doctor said they can cause infertility in young woman??? any suggestions?

Age - 24
Diagnosed w/UC at age 18
Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue at age 16
Current Meds - Asacol (12 pills daily)
-Remicade (6th infusion)
-Canasa suppository (1000mg at bedtime)
-Lexapro (10mg)
-Prednisone (40mg when flaring)
-Multivitamin, Aloe Vera Gel

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 10/10/2007 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Kristyn - so sorry to hear about the lupus. Just one more thing you really didn't need.

Has your doctor talked about Humira at all?

My GI has had many women give birth to healthy babies while on Imuran/6MP. He says it's better to be on the meds and not flare than it is to flare while pg.

Definitely something to talk to your GI and OB/GYN about.

Best of luck!
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