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   Posted 4/28/2009 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Sooo, last year my dad discovered that he had a benign brain tumor. He had it completely removed. After an infection and 2nd and 3rd surgery he is perfectly fine (thank you God). Now, my cousin that is my age just found out he has 2 brain tumors and isn't doing that great. I feel like I need to run to a neurologist and get an MRI pronto. Of course I have been having random pains in one part of my brain since my dad's diagnoses but have been trying to ignore it, I've got many other ailments to keep up with as well. As soon as I'm done breastfeeding I am so getting on Effexor or something (I can't take SSRI's b/c of my colitis). I told my husband about my cousin today and he is like oh great, I see where this is heading. I don't even want to hear about it he says. Easy for him to say. Thank you for letting me vent...
31 yr old female currently breastfeeding (weaning so I can start 6mp)
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

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   Posted 4/28/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I wish you the best of luck with everything. I do feel that in a situation like this that it would not hurt to have some tests run so you can assure your mind before going into full blown anxiety. I hope the Effexor helps you, as it does so many.

Take care and keep posting with us!

Sam :)
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   Posted 4/28/2009 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
If you need to vent this is a good place to do so.  We know what your going through.  I have a sister close to death with ovarian cancer and I went out and had the CA125 tumor marker test done right away as we have a lot of cancer in the family.
You do what you have to in order to reassure yourself you are OK.  You have a baby and do it for both of you.  I am sorry your husband was not as supportive as he might have been.
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