I am new to this forum and recently dx w/ CD in 7/07. My first hospitalization was in 1/07 when they dx me w/ UC Pancolitis. After another flare up in 7/07 they did additional testing and dx me w/ CD. I have been on Prednisone the past two months and prior to that was on 1500 mg x 3 of Colazal, which did not appear to keep my CD in remission. I am on my last week of Pred and I think things are turning back to normal. The doctor also put me on Imuran back in July after I had some tests to make sure I would be ok to take it. I currently go for blood tests every two weeks to make sure my white blood count is ok, so far so good.
My question is other people's experience w/ Imuran, any side effects?
Reason is, since last week, I started developing grinding headaches and joint pain in my back,neck, knees and ankles, I had a low grade fever until Sunday when it hit 104 and I went to the ER. They did all kinds of tests for meningitis, west nile virus, blood cultures and everything comes up roses. They say it just must be a viral infection and it will work its way out. I have questioned my GI several times to see if it is the Imuran and he states no??
Anyone ever have a similar experience.
Happily married 37 year old male, w/ 2 great kids, daughter 10 and son 5.
DX: UC in 1/07 and then in 7/07 re dx w/CD.
RX's: Colazal 1500mg 3x day, Imuran-150 mg daily, tapering off prednisone