fromAzathioprine (AZA) and 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) are accepted as effective therapy for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Although general guidelines have been suggested for weight-based dosing of thiopurines, no standard of care has been established. Clinical trials have demonstrated efficacy for weight-based dosing of AZA at 2.5 mg/kg/day and 6-MP at 1.5 mg/kg/day. Escalation of dosing is recommended within 2 weeks of initiating therapy. The aim was to determine the prescribing practices of community practice gastroenterologists with respect to 6-MP/AZA dosing.
COVID antibody tests are wasteful for testing anybody and everybody who recieved the vaccine, because a large majority of them will respond very nicely, and you don't need a test to tell you that. But for us who are immunosuppressed the question looms rather larger. That's why I would go ahead and get the antibody test if I were you - to confirm that you have made measurable antibodies against the key viral spike protein. That won't absolutely prove that you are protected, but it would be strong evidence suggesting that you very likely are.I have sent an message to my doctor's asking about the possibility of an antibody screening to get a better idea of what I am up against but I've seen reports that these tests are a waste of time and money and don't show anything relevant to how much protection we may or may not have.
yes. I am on humira/adalimumab. I just heard back on my serology test (post Pfizer vaccine). Negative - so no antibodies. Not good newsHas anyone who takes a biologic (Humira, remicade) + immunosuppressant (Aza (Imuran), 6-mp (purinethol) or methotrexate) has had the covid vaccine and had a serology test afterwards?
agreed. They are so worried about reducing uptake of the vaccine we dont get full information. I was warned by my specialist the data wasnt looking promising but am still reeling as was just starting to get out there and enjoy the relaxations starting to happen here. Now i want to find out if there is any way of getting a shot of another vaccine on another platform.I just read you had 2 doses of the vaccine. wow, I am sorry to hear that. This shows the importance for us of testing and if tested negative, wait for a third dose.
Its too bad the medical authorities do not take the lead on this matter and at least inform us. I am sure a lot of immunosuppressed people will get sick thinking they were protected. Nobody in Canada talks about this issue on the news. We only get the message to get vaccinated over and over and thats it, no further instructions for minority groups.
Any reasoning behind why they would not order it?My primary care provider just refused to to order a spike protein antibody test and said to get one of the over the counter ones at CVS. Looks like I am going to have to go to my GI to get it hopefully ordered and then find a new PCP.