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Recent content by vincente

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    Warfarin

    I cannot speak on the blood thinner and mechanical valve but I just underwent OHS to replace an aortic valve (used a bio-valve) and 2 bypasses - although it is serious surgery in many ways it is routine / The recovery can be slow but I had my surgery less than 2 wks ago ( day after thanksgiving)...
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    Diarrhea for 2-3 wks

    everything fine now - feeling well gained back lost weight and some - normal BMs - 3 month blood is fine except for WBC of 12.9 (my brother an infectious disease pharmacist says nothing to worry about + I did read that prednisone can raise WBC) - is currently on 30 mg predmisone / day - sees Dr...
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    increased Humira dosage to 1 pen / wk

    my son (28) has been on Humira for CD for 2+ years (1 pen / 2wks) - Dr is increasing dosage to 1 pen / wk /// is that considered a high dosage and does it come w/ significantly more risks?
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    Diarrhea for 2-3 wks

    FRI - finally had a small BM at work and a little larger one w/ the aid of an enema later //// SAT - took colace had a still larger BM (closer to normal size) - good progress and he's now eating much more - was feeling ok but feels better now (almost 100%) / thanks for all suggestions - sees Doc...
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    Diarrhea for 2-3 wks

    doc says not concerned and to take miralax 3x / day - son does feel fine except for little tightness across lower abdomen
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    Diarrhea for 2-3 wks

    well my son got his scope Thursday and it was not the best - substantial inflammation w/ ulcerations especially in the cecum w/ STRICTURE - DR put him on 30mg prednisone a day and said see him in a month - he did feel great friday sat sun and mon and had BM each day ( not real solid but not the...
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    Diarrhea for 2-3 wks

    or one mom to a dad
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    Diarrhea for 2-3 wks

    thanks for the info, you have been helpful- anxious to see what next thursday's scope shows - probably some ulcerations - he and I are concerned
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    Diarrhea for 2-3 wks

    yes - 1 pen every 2 wks
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    Diarrhea for 2-3 wks

    hello - my 28 yr old son (diagnosed w/ CD 2-3 yrs ago) has been on Humira about 2 yrs and has done well (blood tests every 3 months have been normal every time and recent routine chest x ray was normal) / occasionally (about 3-4 times in the 2 yrs he has been on humira he has had some...
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