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  1. Vonnie

    Anyone on Humira and sulfasalazine?

    Anyone on Humira and sulfasalazine? I've been on Humira since May 2013 and just started sulfasalazine for psoriatic arthritis. Blood work was run and Humira is doing what it is supposed to do inside. Yay! I've had horrible joint pain/flu like symptoms for months. Rheum dr. put me on...
  2. Vonnie

    Beginning methotrexate for enteropathic/psoriatic arthritis

    I'm needing more information on how methotrexate helps with arthritis if I am already taking humira for last 7 months. I have psoriasis and arthritis but humira is not helping with either one. I had both before humira but last 6 months arthritis is worse. Rheumatologist wants to start...
  3. Vonnie

    Not sure where to place this issue

    I had a small bowel resection and ileocoecal valve removal in Dec. 12. I cannot take imuran as I do not synthesize the drug. I have been in what I call a flare for about 2 weeks but dr. did blood and stool sample for c. diff. It was negative. They wanted another stool sample to rule out...
  4. Vonnie

    Ileocoecal resection next week

    Hi all, I have been reading everyone's surgery posts for the last couple of months and I have been a member since June. I am scheduled for an ileocecal resection Dec. 11. I have tried to prepare myself as much as possible. I am still having anxiety when I think about it as it draws nearer. I...
  5. Vonnie

    Surgery for stricture not fully convinced

    I saw a surgeon at my dr's request due to a stricture in the small intestine close to the ileocoecal valve. I have been on pentasa and prednisone since mid June and Entocort since the end of August. I am not fully convinced that I need surgery. My dr. feels that the inflammation has been...
  6. Vonnie

    Pred, entocort not working strictureplasty discussed

    Went to dr. this week. Pentasa, prednisone and entocort doesn't seem to be helping put me in remission, still having symptoms. When first diagnosed I had a stricture but could not tell if it was from scar tissue or imflammation. Small bowel follow through could not give definitive answer. I...
  7. Vonnie

    Sick of prednisone

    Just want to vent. Prednisone and entocort are doing a number on me. My skin feels tight from either fluid retention or swelling all over my body. I have wierd pains and numbness, dry skin, headaches, muscle spasms, mood swings, moon face, etc. Don't know if its the swelling or what. I hate...
  8. Vonnie

    Muscle stiffness muscle pain with pred & entocort?

    Has anyone else experienced muscle cramps all over the body on prednisone and entocort? I have been on entocort a week and pred for about 8 weeks and sometimes I have muscle cramps in the stomach area and today one leg felt like dead weight and the other my achilles was aching and stiff. I...
  9. Vonnie

    Anyone else on pred, entocort and pentasa

    My Dr. lowered my pred dose to 20 mg, still on Pentasa 8 capsules daily, and started entocort 9mg. He is trying this before trying remicade and/or imuran. Has anyone had more success on entocort w/ pentasa than they have on pred and pentasa? I was diagnosed in June and when he lowered the pred...
  10. Vonnie

    Hello all new diagnosis

    I am newly diagnosed but have had stomach problems for more than 4 years: gallbladder problem (removed), told I had inflammation indicative of crohns, then told by another gastro dr. I did not have crohns and was put on a gluten free diet for almost 3 years. I began having problems like...
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