I was on Imuran for 8 years and didn't have any side effects from it. I just recently switched to 6-MP (a very similar drug) and am having a lot of side effects - losing hair, horrible constant taste in my mouth, feeling tired - so am wanting to talk to my doctor about going back on Imuran instead. He switched me because I had gone in to a flare earlier this year and he said he had better luck with ppl on 6MP instead of Imuran, but I'm not liking the new drug so far.
**Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2001; diagnosis changed to Crohn's disease in 2009 (but still only impacts colon)
**Asacol (4800 mg daily), 6-MP (100 mg daily -- recently switched from Imuran), Prednisone (8 mg daily...for a few more weeks), Flagyl (250 mg every other day), Nexium (40 mg daily)
GOAL of one day being immunosuppressant free...still working on my doctor on this one but I am a world traveler who desperately wants to go to Africa one day!