According to my mother I am allergic to sulfa drugs. I am taking Mercaptopurine for Crohn's (6-mp) since February 08 and it seems to be doing the trick. Asacol caused me terrible headaches. When I had really bad flare ups Prednisone did the job. I am very happy so far with the 6 mp and little side effects aside from coming down with Shingles do to lowered immune and stress. But Shingles is nothing compared to Crohn's pain.
Too funny! Exactly the same with me. My mom also claims I am allergic to Penecillin and says I broke out in hives. Not too sure about the sulfa. LOL
Luckily there are other meds available.
Good luck to you. Hope you have longer remissions.
Post Edited (Shoshanna) : 5/13/2008 8:51:03 PM (GMT-6)