Any positive Imuran experiences?

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   Posted 3/11/2009 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wondered if anyone took Imuran without any of the nasty side effects? Any tips on things I can do to not get the side effects or have this drug work for me?

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   Posted 3/11/2009 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I take mine with with my biggest meal of the day. I have only had minor stomach upset. Good luck!

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   Posted 3/11/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I take 6MP, basically breaks down to the same drug in your system. I have been on it for more than a decade. I have not had any of the nasty side effects other than elevated liver levels when my dose was increased. As soon as I went back down on my dosage, my levels returned to a normal range. I haven't had any other problems, and as you can see from my signature, I had a period of time before I started 6MP where I was having way too many resections. I think this in combination with a few other things has kept things relatively quiet for the last 11 years.

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   Posted 3/11/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I take mine at bedtime & have been on it for about 3 years. I havent had any noticable side effects (that I can tell) & it's been a lifesaver for me. I'm on 150mg & it has been the only thing that helped. I was very leery to start it but am thankful I did.

Crohn's Colitis - officially diagnosed Feb. 2005
(Imuran, Folic Acid, B12 shots)
Interstitial Cystitis - 2002 (Elmiron)
Raynauds - 2005
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   Posted 3/11/2009 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on Imuran for several years and have had no side effects. My blood levels have always been normal and I have never had stomach pain from it either.

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   Posted 3/11/2009 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   

I take mine at bedtime,and have done so for the past 4 years,and have never been nauseated,infact Imuran is what stopped me being nauseated in the morning along with dry heaves.


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