Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Important News: Biologic Drugs Linked to Liver Damage

In recent very important news, a study has linked biologic drugs used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases to acute liver damage. Bad news for people like us who have looked to these drugs (like adalimumab, certolizumab pegol, infliximab, and natalizumab) as saviours from our Crohn's or Colitis symptoms. What does this mean? Talk to your doctor about tests and/or monitoring for your liver if you have already taken these. And if your doctor is suggesting these drugs, factor this into your decision.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

To all the Moms out there - You Rock! This is a great time to thank our mothers for all they've done for us. If you have Crohn's Disease, your Mom has probably come to many doctor appointments and tests with you. Gave liberal doses of hugs and listened to tearful phone calls when the stress and pain of it all feels like too much.