Imuran - could this be a side effect?

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   Posted 3/2/2009 2:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello all,
I need some advise before i run to my doc.
I started imuran 3 months ago and am on 150daily.
I have been getting severe pain in both my shoulders which spread down as far as my hands. I also get an uncomfortable feeling under my left shoulder blade - like its making me out of breath. I have never had this before i started the imuran.
I went to the doc and she said it was muscle pain and gave me pain killers. I feel as if its my bones aching - not my muscles.
So my quesiton is has anyone else had this from the imuran? and do you think i should go back to my doc with it?

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   Posted 3/2/2009 2:56 AM (GMT -7)   
When did you last have a blood test, Roxette?
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   Posted 3/2/2009 3:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Last month Ivy - they were pretty normal - nothing out of the ordinary showed up as far as what the GI said.

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   Posted 3/2/2009 5:22 AM (GMT -7)   
i should also mention im getting pain in the heels of my feet and stiffness/clicking in both my knees.
I tapered off prednisolone in december

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   Posted 3/2/2009 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
This does not sound like a side-effect of imuran, at least not one that I am aware of.

How long have you had crohn's? Have you ever had extra-intestinal symptoms?

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   Posted 3/2/2009 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with Crohns last year but i have a strong suspicion i went undiagnosed for years.
I never suffered with Joint pains until i actually got diagnosed. The gi just brushes them off as "something that goes hand in hand with Crohns".
The pain i am in now only started up since Christmas.

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   Posted 3/12/2009 5:48 AM (GMT -7)   
i was on imuran i had to come off it i was very sick could not holdany food
down so they tryed me on puri-nethol 50mg i am o that about 4 months
now so far so good thank god hope thats some help to you
im a 40 yr old woman who has CD since 1993..
current medication is pentassa and purinethol.

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   Posted 3/12/2009 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
It might be time to go see an arthiris doc.
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