Pregnant While Taking 6-MP
A little about my Ulcerative Colitis background…..
Hello my name is Kelli and I have had UC for going on 11 years now (I’ve been on asacol the entire time), I was diagnosed back when I was 13 and have dealt with this for so long but i do believe I have had it on the easier side. All that time I have only been admitted into the hospital once and my stomach rarely hurts unless I’m using the restroom. I do have that GOTTA GO FEELING from time to time and on occasion didn’t make it.
Quite embarrassing as I’m sure you know…
I have had my last scope done back in I believe October of 2011 and was told that my left side of my intestine is affected more so than the right. I have been experiencing a flare up since MAY 2011 and for the first few months was on Entocort then when I changed doctors (october) was switched from entocort to predinsone and started taking 6-MP. I was also put on remicade since the prednisone was not working for me as much and the dr would have liked. (said i was steroid dependent) I have recently been tappered down to 10mg of prednisone and next week will go for my third infusion of remicade. Which so far has not been that bad, it seems to be helping but I guess time will only tell.
I just found out yesterday 3/8/12
That I am pregnant
and am still on 10mg predinsone,
50mg 6MP, 800mg asacol 3 times a day
and every so often remicade.
I am not to concerned about being on remicade while pregnant but the 6mp is something that does frighten me some. I was wondering how many of you have been pregnant and on this medicine? how has it affected you and your child? (i’ve called my doctors office this morning about it but i haven’t received a reply from him as of yet and would really like some input soon) Any information ANYone could give would be great!!! Thank you in advance!
May your UC day today be better than your yesterday:)
written by Kelli
submitted in the Colitis Venting Area
My name is Kelli and I am in my twenties and have was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the age of 13. March 8, 2012 I found out I was pregnant, so now I am worried about the medications I’m taking.