Sorry that your meds stopped working but hopefully the Imuran will get you out of your flare.When I was on Imuran it worked for 5+ years. It was the best med that has worked for me. I hope that it works equally well for you.
Keep in mind that takes 6 to 12 weeks for Imuran to start working. The maximum effect can take up to 6 months. It is important for people starting this medicine to be patient and continue taking it as prescribed.
It is best to take it with food to avoid nausea. Stay away from anyone who is sick. (not hard to do at this point in time).
I do have the same breathing problems when walking or doing house work, etc. for some time now. My Rheumy referred me to a Pulmonologist and he dxd. me with Pulmonary Fibrosis from the RA. I don't have all of the symptoms yet except for the breathing problem during walking, etc. The fatigue and sore muscles and joints we all get from RA.
I wouldn't think that you have this though since I've had severe RA for many years and you haven't. You should see a Pulmonologist however, if your breath shortness is not from the Imuran. I don't even know if that is a symptom of Imuran. I don't think so.
Take Care and Stay Safe.
Post Edited (msOuchie) : 5/22/2020 10:57:18 AM (GMT-6)