Imuran Vs. Remicade?

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   Posted 9/26/2007 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
So, I was told today that I really only have two options at this point, I can have another go 'round with Imuran or I can start Remicade. Honestly, I can't afford the Remicade treatments and with the Imuran, I'm scared that I might flare up while I'm waiting for it to take affect.. what's a girl to do?

Are there any other treatments that any one is aware of that I can look in to other then Remicade?
25 years old
Diagnosed 9/06 with Pancolitis. The diagnosis was changed 9/20/07 to Crohn's disease.
Located in my large intestines, stomach, and mouth.
Asacol 3 3x's a day reinstated 9/20/07
Colazal 3 3x's a day which was stopped 9/11/07
Can not tolerate Prednisone in the slightest amount
Imuran 100mg a day. Which I started 8/24. Stopped 9/11/07
Methylpred 40 mg a day.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 9/26/2007 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Why did you stop imuran? What about 6-MP?

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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Date Joined Dec 2010
Total Posts : 39
   Posted 12/10/2010 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 24 years old and was diagnosed with pan-colitis almost 6 years ago, they have always said and thought it was uc, but can you tell me why they changed your diagnosis? that is sort of scary.

I too cannot tolerate prednisone, which is what they are always pushing, and I am unfortunately taking 10 mg of it, plus lialda, entocort, and I am supposed to start taking imuran very soon... one of those last resort things. the only other treatment I can think of is surgery and a few natural fixes that have always failed me. sorry I can be of no help for that but since we are so close in age I am interested to know more about your case and what you have tried and so on.

do you have any relatives with uc or crohns?? thank you so much.

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 12/11/2010 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I take them both. I do not know which one I would pick but imuran generic is cheaper than remicade which is very expensive unless your insurance agrees to pay for it. From the studies the best results come from combination therapy.
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