Hello all, quick question for those taking or that have taken Imuran in the past.
Last year i got off Pred at a dose of 200mg/day of Imuran, worked like a dream and kept me in remission for almost an entire year. Anyways, i had another flare in the November and i continued Imuran at a new dose of 225mg/day. about 4 days ago, after i tapered from 10mg/day to 7.5mg/day of Pred (and i missed a day of dosage because i am an idiot and put my meds in checked baggage on the plane instead of with my carry on, which the airline was delayed with) i started getting my D back after 6 weeks of perfect BM's and can feel my intestines started to do their thing again.
My question is has anyone ever been on more then 225mg/day of Imuran...my blood counts on Imuran have never gone up in the category of liver/kidney counts, and on 200mg/day it barely kept my WBC below the high range, so i am thinking of asking for another increase in Imuran, i am desperate to get off the Pred since i am sick of some of the side effects that i get (acne and recently slight stretch marks from working out with heavy weights). I figure as long as my liver and kidney counts are well within healthy range, whats the harm in cranking up the dose.
Have a doctors appointment this afternoon about it, in the mean time i am curious to hear other ppls storys