Im also on Imuran. It seems to me that most if not all Crohns medication have about the same side effects, its just a matter of finding one that actually works for you. Ive pretty much had them all, and at this point Imuran is my last resort as of now until they come up with something new. The way my doctor put it is something along the lines of, you need to take care of your issues now, and not worry so much about what MIGHT happen and realize what WILL happen if you dont take the meds. Its a chance really, but I'm personally willing to take it. Ive already had 2 resections and Im only 22, so I guess my case is quite bad. Id honestly rather live my life to the fullest right now at my age then to be sick all the time, and if by chance I DO get one of those side effects, at least the best years of my life will have been well lived, thats just how I see it.
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Imuran 50mg, Vitamin B12 (injection), D, and C tablets. Fish Oil Tablets, Cats Claw, Slippery Elm, and Reishi.