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A Day In The Life – Starting A New Biologic Medication

Yesterday I started my new biologic medication.  It is called Stelara (Ustekinimab) and we are hoping it will sort out my Arthritis flare and also keep my Crohns Disease under control. I have had to wait for a few weeks from my rheumatologist deciding… Continue Reading “A Day In The Life – Starting A New Biologic Medication”

Contraception and IBD/Arthritis

There are lots of different options out there for women who want to prevent pregnancy. What many people (including some GPs) don’t understand is the effect that IBD can have on the way our bodies process these, sometimes resulting in them becoming completely useless… Continue Reading “Contraception and IBD/Arthritis”

Methotrexate

Low dose Methotrexate (25mg or less once a week) is used to treat a range of joint, skin and bowel conditions.  This includes rheumatoid diseases, Crohn’s disease and severe psoriasis.  In higher doses it is used to treat cancer. I was put on Methotrexate when I was… Continue Reading “Methotrexate”