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What Happens If You Stop Taking Methotrexate Crohns
I have stopped taking my Crohn's medication (methotrexate)i was suffering severe side effects. I'm still incredibly sick & wondering when it will stop?
Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. There are two main types of IBD: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Ulcerative colitis causes continuous inflammation and ulcers in the innermost lining of the colon and the rectum. Crohn's, on the other hand, is non-continuous inflammation that affects all layers of the digestive system in the large and small intestines. Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's cause diarrhea, pain, ...Read more
What are the top 3 things that I should be careful of/expect while taking a methotrexate for Crohn's disease?
For medium-active Crohn's disease, is remicade (infliximab) better off as the first line of treatment than methotrexate? Azoran has been ruled out.
See details: Often the combination of both is the most effective therapy. Often Methotrexate is tried first because it is easier to administer, is much less expensive and can be effective as a single agent. However, for severe disease i would opt for Remicade (infliximab) either alone or in combination as the first choice. ...Read more
I have Crohn's disease. I'm on Methotrexate and Cimzia (certolizumab pegol). My CRP and Sed Rate are still high. Does that mean they are not working?
Listen to your body: Llisten to your body and respond appropriately. Rest! also, healing from cd can be helped with a combination of western and eastern approaches. Both have something important to offer you. Get counseling to make sure you are absolutely doing what you most love in the world. Counselors and healers can help you prevent flares in the long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there diets that can stop the progression of Crohn's disease and stop me from needing more surgery?
Probably not: Crohn's disease can have a variable course, but diet alone will not change the course, but rather may change the severity of flares when they occur. I would avoid milk products and very high fiber doiets during a flair and be sure to drink plenty of sport drinks to maintian your fluids and electrolytes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have Crohn's disease. Was on 40mg pred. Tapered 5mg weekly. Currently on last day of 5mg. Do i NEED to taper by 2.5mg? I was told to stop at 5mg?
No: you don‘t have to go down to 2.5 before stopping. 5mg is the usual stopping dose ...Read more
New GI doc don't believe crohns biopsy,now diagnosed w/ gastroparsis. Told me to stop all crohns meds. Scared, have LRA pain and gets worse off meds. ?
Second Opinion: I'm sorry to hear that you're having abdominal pain AND diagnosis concerns. Have you expressed your concerns to your current GI doctor? If so, it sounds like you need a second opinion. Doctors must address patient care concerns & provide the necessary education for each patient to understand his/her diagnosis. Note: If your pain is acutely worsening, please go to the Emergency Room. Don't be shy! ...Read more
Have crohns and can't control LRA spasms. They last few sec to few min. Come and go all day. No doc will call back. It stops me in my tracks.What I do?
Treat the cause : look for the cause. It can result from environmental factors like food allergy and altered gut microbiome. This will help relieve inflammation and gut pain. please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. If interested Please make an appointment. Because of limited can't add much ...Read more
I get so bloated that i look pregnant. I have Crohn's (taking imuran) and IBS (on daily peg), benefibre makes it worse. How do I stop it?
Discuss with GI DOC: You need to discuss this with your gstroenterologist as it is related to your ibs and crohn diseases or the therapy. ...Read more
Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more
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