My name is Rhonda, I am one of the few AIH people here. I am a 46 year old female, diagonsed about 2 years ago. It has been a long battle, but thankfully I am stable now. Currently I take 50Mg of Imuran once daily. I have been to hell and back with this. But like I said I am under control now.
My story is long, the condensed version is I turned yellow, my liver functions were "off the charts" according to my GI. I was put on 60 mg of prednisone, and that shot up my blood sugar and I became a "prednisone induced diabetic" It took about 1 1/2 years to finally wean me off the pred. I have seen 3 different Doctors, and had 3 different opinions from -You will need a liver transplant in 5 years, to take the Imuran and you will be fine.
The bottom line, is I don't think they know for sure. But I am under control now. The only issue is fatigue from the Imuran, which is significant.
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If you have any questions you can post here or click on the envelope on the left side of the screen by my name- itsme and you can e-mail me.
I am glad you found this forum, it will help you and answer questions for you, the people here are wonderful