I just had my Promethius test last week for the same thing - to check my Imuran levels. It's a simple blood test. I hate getting my blood drawn too but unfortunately, it seems to go along with the territory. My poor vein is looking like a pin cushion. For the most part, it's quick and painless. You'll get through it okay. Tell them you are nervous about
needles and that you want to lay down while they draw you. This will help with any dizziness you might feel from being so anxious about
it. Try and just relax and take deep breaths. You'll do just fine! :)
Diagnosed 13+ years ago.
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread. No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum.
Current Medications for the Crohns: Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Vancocin HCI 125mg (generic for Vancomycin), 4xday for C-Diff, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on: Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone, Flagyl & Entocort