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   Posted 1/12/2009 3:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Blood everywhere. Is this normal with imuran? Its coming out of both ends. I already went to ER and got iv (was dehydrated). But I'm still having blood in stool and vomit despite the iv, iv zofran and some immodium. Any ideas guys? Am I ok? I'm scared sad

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   Posted 1/12/2009 4:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you stopped the medication? I believe it should be one of the serious drug reaction. I could not take Imuran either because of other serious drug reaction. It took me 10 days for the blood count to go up to a normal level. These sign effects will go away, I think. Mine got better after a week. If you can, give your doctor a call and discuss with your doctor. I copy a link from Mayoclinic. You can google it more.
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   Posted 1/12/2009 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Please call your doctor. It took exactly 10 days for me to react to the Imuran and the reaction almost killed me. If there is any chance at all that you are reacting to the med, please call your doctor and go in.
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   Posted 1/12/2009 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Call your doc ASAP. This should not be happening and if it is a serious drug reaction the doc needs to know so he/she can tell you what you need to do. You are in my thoughts. Let us know what the doc says and how you are doing. Take care
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   Posted 1/14/2009 12:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks. I called and got sent to ER. I was put on IV and medication was given. Unfortunally I still have some blood in loose stools. I was instructed and have stopped Immuran. The doctor has given me a choice now between Mephotrexate or Radiation. Im concerned about both. I have an abnormal liver enezyme according to blood work, doctor thinks I have a fatty liver. I'm also akneemic (there are some words I cant spell, so just sound out and you will get the word). I'm tired all the time now too. My concerns are with Mehotrexae...I'm on 2 steriods, if I get ill they will not be able to find any antibiotic to prescribe as it states you cant take the pencillin family and I happen to be allergic to most antibiotics, my fatty liver, akneemia, the side effects of naseau and vomiting and loose stools (hey we just saw what the immuran does to me, I always had those severe symptoms but this time I had the blood and that really scared me). In radiation, I honestly dont know a darn thing about it or what side effects there are. Anyone got any ideas on which one should I do? Or info?
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   Posted 1/14/2009 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Smurfy. Methotrexate would be much less harsh on your body than radiation. If your liver enzymes are not very elevated, methotrexate might be worth a try. I wouldn't worry about the antibiotic issue. There are so many antibiotics (ones you never heard of) that if you need one, the docs will know what to do. I'm really sorry that you became so sick with the Imuran. I would have been scared too. Keep us updated, OK? Love, Butterflake

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