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monkeychic
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 10/14/2008 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I had read something posted on here about labs for Imuran and how important they are, well My doc ordered labs yesterday and then follow up in 8 weeks or sooner if my a taper down of pred goes bad which I started today ....40mg to 35mg and down 5mg every 2 weeks does that sound like a resonable taper schedule and is that to long in between labs? I have been on the Imuran for 7 weeks and had labs done at 2 weeks and 4 weeks. I think this med is working for me so far just afraid as I go down on the pred that things will get worse again shakehead .
Thanks for any info
Tanya

 


kimberlayn
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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 10/14/2008 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I just came off Imuran because it wasn't working, so I'm done with those labs. I did them every 2 weeks at first, then every month, then every 3 months. The 'every 3 months' was going to be for as long as I was on Imuran. My labs always came back fine, and I had no side effects, I really wish it had worked better for me. I hope it works for you!
diagnosed w/Crohn's 11/06. 34f with 2 boys, a lovable dog, and a wonderful husband. 150 mg Imuran, bentyl, entocort, vicodin as needed, metoprolol for orthostatic hypotension and heart palpitations. Bowel resection 9/07. Active disease back, darn it 8/08. 11 year old son with IBS-C, on Bentyl.

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