Imuran... How long?

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flowery
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   Posted 4/5/2009 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
 I was just wondering how long any of you have been on Imuran. It's been almost 4 years for me. I was Diagnosed in 05' w/ Crohns Disease. Is this a life long drug for me? I'm on 200 mlg and when I ask my Dr. about it...he just says this is the one for you.


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 41 yr old woman with 12 surgerys under my belt. Diagnosed in 2005 CD. Gullbladder taken 2000, Hysterectomy 2005, Back surgery 1998 with herniation L-4, L-5, S-1. Re-section on small intestine 18 inches in 2006. Diagnosed with PTSD in 1999. Been getting kidney stones:( bummer! The good news...finding this website.
                Meds: Imuran 200mg daily, occasional flagyl and cipro, high blood pressure meds, paxil 25 mg, potassium, synthroid...& try to get alot of laughter in.
                         

Post Edited (flowery) : 4/6/2009 7:35:07 AM (GMT-6)


LynnRN
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   Posted 4/5/2009 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Imuran for  4 yrs as well,100mg/day. It has really helped me alot.I just get my drul levels done to make sure I stay in "therapeutic" levels,actually I need to get my blood drawn soon for this.

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   Posted 4/5/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I think if it's working for you then you're meant to stay on it as a maintenance therapy for your crohn's.

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   Posted 4/5/2009 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Imuran for 4.5 years. I have a friend that has been on it for 12 years now. She has maintained remission that entire time when previously she was hospitalized 3-4 times a year for serious small bowel bleeds from the CD.
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Laslow
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   Posted 4/6/2009 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I've been taking Immuran for 10 years. It seems to keep me in remission. Make sure you get your blood done on a regular basis.
They keep a close eye on your Amalayse levels

Cheers
Jay

NostraHistoria
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   Posted 4/6/2009 7:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I was put on 100mg of Imuran today. How long does it take to put you into remission? I am on Entocort. I have been on it for 3 months or so. I still have bloody diarrhea. I have an allergy to prednisone. So, I cannot use it.
26m - Dx January 2005: UC/Crohn's
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily
New: Entocort 9 mg


NostraHistoria
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   Posted 4/6/2009 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I heard it takes about 90 days for results.
26m - Dx January 2005: UC/Crohn's
Normal medication: 12 tablets of Asacol daily
New: Entocort 9 mg

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