Many folks have been successfully treated with Imuran/6mp. Zanne one of our members has been maintained with 6mp for about 10 years. Now with Imuran you really need to make sure they you take it with food. For me it really made me nauseous. I tried it with food, taking it at bedtime, but just couldn't get past the nausea. Doc switched me to 6mp which I took at bedtime and had no problems at all. But we are all different, and some have had no problems with Imuran at all.
I say give the Imuran a go, and if it upsets your stomach too much, then switch to 6mp. Same med by just works in your body differently.
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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!
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