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kemperge
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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/29/2007 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
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. 
 
Thank you.
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


Nanners
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 8/29/2007 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
On Imuran your immune system is suppressed. Could be because of your lowered immune system you caught a bug. Thats common with Imuran. I have taken Imuran before and my only side effects were nausea and fatigue. Sure hope you getting feeling better soon.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


cherriepie01
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 8/29/2007 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
was taking imuran and got pacreatitis and had to discontinue use. The joint pain was the same for me but it was from the prednisone.

karendee
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 1642
   Posted 8/29/2007 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I got headaches when on pred. I also got them at first with entocort but my body seemed to get used to it and they stopped. I don't get headaches with Imuran now.

Karen

 ...

Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 On Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & ENTOCORT

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 also on Cyclobenzaprine (generic of Flexeril)

Also have Arthritis, waiting on a EMG nerve test right now...


songstress
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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 393
   Posted 8/29/2007 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I never noticed not a one side effect...LUCKY ME on imuran...but do stay away from people who are sick!!!

Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength

Diagnosed with severe Crohn's colitis in May 2005. I deal with daily arthritis ALL over my body, cystic acne, & fibromyaglia. Have taken Imuran, Remicade, TPN, Colozal, Entocort, Flagyl, PamineForte, Cipro, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Asacol, Prevacid, and the list goes on. Taking low amounts of Pred now & 3600mg of Asacol currently...Can't wait till I can get back on Remicade, my miracle drug!


teddybearweiser
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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 8/30/2007 3:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I have been on Imuran for over 2 years and no-side effects. I am also on Remicade these 2 drugs work good together.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 

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