I am on imuran and has done wonders for me

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

New Member

Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 10/20/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with crohns in February of this year after 8 years of unusual problems. They tried several meds of wich would not work and then the imuran yes it took about 4 months for it to kick in but when it did . i got my second wind I dont like to sit down I ma so energetic. I even became a full time college student play outside actively with my 3 young children and my husband adores me now more than ever. the doctor is now going to up the supressant and I hope that things stay this good for me. I just wish this would work for everyone. cry

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 506
   Posted 10/20/2009 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats on finding a med that works so well. Imuran put me in remission for about 12 months and then it stopped working so well. Hopefully you'll last longer than I did.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.

Amor fati - Nietzsche

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 457
   Posted 10/21/2009 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I am happy that the Imuran is working for you. It sounds like you have wonderfuland happy life. These meds can be a huge blessing.

I am starting Imuran next week again. The first time I got a nasty infection so I had to wait a couple weeks. I am really nervous because cancer runs in my family. I can live with Crohn's but cancer is another story all together. Every relative I I know has died of cancer. Plus I am a teacher and can't afford to keep catching all these different infections. I am starting to rethink this line of treatment.

Dx'd with Crohns 1984
Polycystic kidney disease in 1996
Bowel Resection surgery 2006, Now on Asacol, Endocort, Prednisone, Imuran, Folic acid, and Enalapril.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 10/22/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I am curious how much you are taking?
Humira 2 times a month.
Lialda 2 X day
Imuran 200mg day
Phenergen PRN
Remeron 30mg day
Pain Meds

Regular Member

Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 173
   Posted 10/22/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
When you say "about four months" did it just suddenly "turn on" or was there gradual improvement over time?? I've been on 6MP for almost 4 months (essentially the same as Imuran) and I have not seen much in the way of improvement.
"What can't be changed must be endured" - unknown

DX with distal Crohn's colitis Oct 2007, predominantly in rectum
Colozal (750mg): 3 pills 3xdaily
Cortifoam - 1 nightly
6MP - currently at 100mg and waiting for response......

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 71
   Posted 10/23/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I am curious about your dosage too. I have been taking Imuran for 5 months. I wish I felt that good.
 DX'd with UC 2000.
 DX'd with CD 8-9-08
 allergic to Asacol,    Colazal made Crohn's worse,      Prednisone 20mg X2 daily   (off Pred now) 
 Imuran 50mg X 2 daily,      Hyzaar 50-12.5,Toprol XL --  Hypertension
 Insulin   --   Diabetes,      vitamin...... 
First Remicade infusion 8-9-08
 Had allergic reaction on 5th infusion took benadryl got to finish
 Went for 6th took benadryl before infusion had reaction stopped

Elite Member

Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 10/24/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Many folks have had great success with Imuran and 6mp. I know Zanne has been successfully maintained on 6mp for about 10 years. These meds seem to be the ones that keep folks in remission the longest. I am doing well on just Asacol right now, but if needed I will add 6mp. IMO
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, December 16, 2017 12:29 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,906,026 posts in 318,913 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 158256 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, 1success.
237 Guest(s), 2 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
notsosicklygirl, dorri