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lilcrohnieUK
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   Posted 6/7/2009 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
i.......f anyone has switched immunosuppressants with success?
 
The posts on methotrexate has got me thinking about this, I have successfully been on methotrexate for neary 7 years and expect to be on immunosuppressants for the forseeable future - it works for me don't want to rock the boat! But obviously at some point if say I want to have kids or whatever would have to switch to something else (they tried to wean me off the methotrexate once to go med-free and I flared and so I've been kept on it since) I'm guessing it would be to the other immunosuppressant immuran/azathioprine but I was just wondering how different are these drugs? As immuran is less dangerous does that mean its not as strong methotrexate and less effective? Do you think my body would notice if I switched or are they pretty much the same? Has anybody else done this?
Sorry lots of questions which may seem silly as I have no intention of doing it soon but was just curious for future purposes, I like to be clued up on things and have a game plan!
 
 


Bammer
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   Posted 6/7/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
This is exactly a question I have for my GI this week. I am on Metho and doing OK.
How different are these drugs? I am happy to read that you have successfully been on methotrexate for 7 years. Will let you know what his opinion is.
55 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.
Lap assisted sigmoidoscopy done May 11/2009


lilcrohnieUK
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   Posted 6/8/2009 3:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Will be interested to see what he says! Thanks :-)
 
 


Writer
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   Posted 6/8/2009 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes people respond to one but not another immunosuppressive. I'm not a very good example because I have some type of chronic inflammatory disease that acts a bit like Crohn's but doesn't have a clear diagnosis, but I responded to methotrexate after not responding at all to azathiaprine (Imuran).

Bammer
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   Posted 6/11/2009 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   

I did ask my GI and he went into further detail about Imuran and Metho but he would not switch from one immuosuppresant to another as they basically do the same thing. He would step up if one was not doing the job.

Writer, I find that interesting that metho worked while Imuran didn't. Guess everybody is different.


55 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.
Lap assisted sigmoidoscopy done May 11/2009

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