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  1. Tesscorm

    Unknown (as yet) viral infection

    Hi all, So S is having some problems and we're kinda scrambling here. His GP has moved so S is waiting to see a new GP. For weeks, weeks now, S has been complaining about a bit of redness/swelling on his eyelid. I thought it might be blephartis and told him to speed up the GP process (ie...
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    Spine fusion surgery

    Hi all, This isn't a crohns related question (and, it's my son, not me who has crohns) but I'm hoping I may be able to tap into some knowledge and experience from members here. I need to have spinal fusion surgery and I know that a number of members have mentioned having this surgery (often...
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    ‘Rush’ surgery and abx

    ‘Rush’ surgery and abx Hi, S was assaulted on Friday while out of the country. 😞. While there, he rcvd stitches on his forehead and told to follow up re his jaw when he returned. His return was scheduled for Sunday morning. He was in horrible pain and his face was so, so swollen. We went to...
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    Need your experience - question re meds (for me - not crohns related)

    Hi everyone, I've been dealing with some pain issues (spine and hip problems) and one possible med that's been suggested is pregabalin. I'm pretty sure I've read of others (kids) having taken this so I've come to the best source I know for opinions and advice! So was just wondering what your...
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    Daughter's headaches (not crohns related)

    Hi everyone, This isn't at all about crohns as many of you know it's my son with crohns, not my daughter. But... there's no better place for advice, so I hope no one minds if I come for something other than crohns. :) I mentioned on Pilgrim's thread that my daughter was prescribed maxalt for...
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    How important is AST?

    Hi all, Have a question for you re AST bloodwork. S went to his infusion today and he takes labwork requisition each time. We use the same form that was given to us by his GI and just print a copy for each infusion. Today, he was told that Ontario health coverage no longer covers AST. The...
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    Canadian Thanksgiving

    Hi all, This weekend is our Thanksgiving and I wanted to just say thanks to all my friends here! I'm not here nearly as much as I used to be for different reasons... busy with parents, S is all grown up now and, best of all, he has done well over the years! But, I do want to say that I'll...
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    Suture anchors/clamps/pins and MREs

    Hi, Something popped into my mind and just wondering if anyone already has experience with this... from info I've found, I think it's okay but wondering if anyone has experience with it (Maya??) S's shoulder surgery will involve the placement of suture anchors/clamps, which will stay in his...
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    Understanding Combination Therapy With Biologics and Immunosuppressives for the Treatment of Crohn's Disease

    Interesting article http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2950663/
  10. Tesscorm

    Remicade infusion delay

    Hi, S is supposed to have his next infusion this Saturday. He's just realized that he has two exams on Saturday! The next available infusion date at the clinic is next Friday, 6 days later. Has anyone delayed their infusion by 6 days? Do you think this is too long a delay? I'm so worried...
  11. Tesscorm

    Remicade and bronchitis

    S was just dxed with bronchitis and given abx and a puffer. His next remi is a week today. Do you think this would interfere with his next infusion? :ywow:
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    Maintenance of remission Among Patients With Crohn's Disease on Antimetabolite Therapy After Infliximab Therapy Is Stopped

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016508511012935 Maintenance of remission Among Patients With Crohn's Disease on Antimetabolite Therapy After Infliximab Therapy Is Stopped Edouard Louis⁎, , , Jean–Yves Mary‡, Gwenola Vernier–Massouille§, Jean–Charles Grimaud∥, Yoram Bouhnik¶...
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    Scope prep

    S will be having scopes done in a couple of weeks. The day before scopes, he has a class 5:30-7:00pm (which he wants to attend to minimize classes missed), and then a 90-120 minute drive home. The instructions I've received from his GI are to use Pico-Salax and the first dose is to be taken...
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    Insurance question for Canadians

    Is a pre-existing condition a problem with insurance coverage in Canada? My son is currently covered under my employer plan but my plan will no longer cover him once he finishes school. So, once he finishes school and, assuming he finds a job right away, would there be an issue with coverage...
  15. Tesscorm

    Remicade - metabolism, degree of impact on immune system

    Couple of questions on remicade :) S's GI had started S out on an 8 week cycle, however, once S finished his three loading doses, prometheus test was done the morning of his first 8 week infusion. Serum levels showed no remicade left in his system so we moved to a 6 week cycle. Repeat testing...
  16. Tesscorm

    Remicade and laser hair removal

    Not sure if any of you have had to deal with this but hoping you'll have some info. (Also posted in remicade forum...) S has been on remicade for approx. 1.5 years now and he would like to do some laser hair removal. Has anyone had this done while on remicade? I'm concerned about skin and/or...
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    Remicade and laser hair removal

    My son has been on remicade for approx. 1.5 years and he would like to do some laser hair removal. Has anyone had this done while on remicade? I'm concerned about skin and/or photosensitivity and wondering if it would apply to laser hair removal. He recently had quite a bad sunburn, granted...
  18. Tesscorm

    Not crohns related, question about drug trials

    Not related to crohns or to S but hoping to tap into everyone's knowledge re drug trials. My dad was diagnosed with mild alzeimers almost two years ago. At the time, he was fighting a toe infection and was treated at hospital A and that's when/where he was diagnosed with alzeimers. After...
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    FYI... Gluten-Free Market/Exhibit (Toronto)

    Gluten-Free Market Living a gluten-free lifestyle, or on a gluten-free diet, can certainly have its challenges. Feel confident when making your food and ingredient choices! Discover what Canada's Gluten-Free Market has to offer! Sample, buy, and learn about unique gluten-free products...
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    FYI... Gluten-Free Market/Exhibit (Toronto)

    Gluten-Free Market Living a gluten-free lifestyle, or on a gluten-free diet, can certainly have its challenges. Feel confident when making your food and ingredient choices! Discover what Canada's Gluten-Free Market has to offer! Sample, buy, and learn about unique gluten-free products...
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