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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 219
   Posted 12/11/2007 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I still haven't come out of my flare from diagnosis and I have been on penatasa,entocort, rifaximin and now the doc wants me to add the imuran.  I had the TPMT test done and it shows that I do not metabolize the drug like an average person and it may stay in my system for awhile.  The GI doc wants me to start on 75mg.  Has anyone with TPMT like mine started this high?  I don't understand why I shouldn't be on 50 mg???  My symptoms are pain in my intestines which now the bentyl is not getting rid of and diarrhea about 4-6 times a day.  I sure hope someone else has been on this medicine too.

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 54
   Posted 12/11/2007 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I started Imuran about 4 years ago. I was on 75 mg for awhile. I dropped down to 50 mg about 6 months ago. It kept me symptom free for about 3 years.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in 1995.
Have used Prednisone, Flagyl, and Pentasa in the past.
Now on Imuran/Prednisone - waiting to start Humira.
One stricture in distal ileum.
No surgeries yet.

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 167
   Posted 12/11/2007 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I started Imuran 5 weeks ago today, was on 75mg, tonight I was told to go to 150mg which was my target.
I don't know if i'll go lower on it later or what now, but I guess he wants me into remission first then go down.
Best of luck to you ;)
Male DX with CD May 2006 @ age 22, Colonoscopy and SBT
Taking Prednisone 10mg (tapering), Imuran 150mg, Atenolol 25mg for fast heartbeat (thanks Pred!)
Have used Pentasa, Entocort in the past
Have a safe and happy holiday everyone!

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 188
   Posted 12/11/2007 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on imuran for three years. I have taken 150mg the entire time. I feel great and have not been in the hospital since I started it. However, I started 9mg. of entocort in Oct. I will start tapering down to 6mg on Christmas day.
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