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05-08-2013, 11:27 PM   #1
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[ANSWERED] Should patients who are about to have surgery stop Humira?

Its become quite clear that some members on the forum are being told by their doctors that its ok to continue Humira injections before surgery even though I've read that one should stop it 2 weeks - 10 days prior to surgery to prevent infection/complications. Some members have dealt with infection after surgery because they continued with Humira. Is it not best to stop it prior to surgery to prevent complications/infection?
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Diagnosis: Crohn's in 1991 at age 9
Surgeries: 1 Small Bowel Resection in 1999; Central IV in 1991-92
Meds for CD: 6MP 50mg
Things I take: Tenormin 25mg (PVCs and Tachycardia), Junel, Tylenol 3, Omeprazole 20mg 2/day, Klonopin 1mg 2/day (anxiety), Restoril 15mg (insomnia), Claritin 20mg
Currently in: REMISSION Thought it was a flare but it's just scar tissue from my resection. Dealing with a stricture. Remission from my resection, 17 years and counting.
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