Holding It Together
I disagree. Jae never showed any abnormal blood work when she was at her worst. She could hardly function with fatigue an FC was only around 690... Hope the MTX tweaking does the trick!
Have to disagree here as well at least in our case this was close to Jack'sHad o's appointment today. She is only down 2 pounds now. All blood work normal. Gi says a 460 fc wouldn't cause crohns fatigue without anemia. He is not concerned. Says likely some inflammation but not much.
Maybe normal teen fatigue.
Not testing levels. Not tweaking dose or schedule. Just the increase to 12.5 mtx weekly.
Pull fc in a few more months.
He did agree to run thyroid and b12 at next infusion in 6 weeks.
Have at it.
Same here. All three of the four days she is home she has an appointment or two. :ybatty: O got her flu shot on campus. Did they not offer that at his school?I'm busy scheduling doctors, dentist, flu shot for Thanksgiving and Christmas break. Have an email into his GI as he has not had labs done since Aug. 7th.
This was the reason for the every 2 weeks of Remicade for Grace. This is what the rheumatologist believes. I was sceptical at first if the ever two weeks would work but Grace seems to be improving slowly.But what they learned was people metabolized it differently. So there were sharp peaks and valleys of drug in their systems. The goal is to keep the drug somewhat steady and lasting the whole interval.
Great point. My daughter developed Remicade-induced psoriasis after she dropped mtx, and it's mostly gone now that she's back on mtx.I think if you are just using MTX to prevent antibodies, then you have a better chance of being able to get rid of it. But if it is for arthritis or psoriasis or something else in addition to IBD, then MTX makes a lot of sense.