I was on Imuran for about 15 months, unfortunately it hasn't worked as well as we would like, and I'm off of it now. I work with families with babies and young children, in their homes, and I didn't get sick once while on it. My boys both had the flu, one of them pretty bad, with fevers and taking Tamiflu. I almost always get the flu and was prepared to be laid up with it, even warned my boss, but I didn't get it at all! I really think the Imuran kept my immune system from reacting strongly to things, and I really tolerated it well. The first two weeks or so I took the pills seperately during the day to help keep nausea at bay, but then I was taking all 3 in the morning. Good luck with whatever you decide to do!
diagnosed w/Crohn's 11/06. 34f with 2 boys, a lovable dog, and a wonderful husband.
150 mg Imuran, bentyl, entocort, vicodin as needed, metoprolol for orthostatic hypotension and heart palpitations. Bowel resection 9/07. Active disease back, darn it 8/08. 11 year old son with IBS-C, on Bentyl.