Hope you don't mind all these posts, but I'm just getting my head around my recent flare up - I'm used to be in remission!
So, I got my lab work done to see how I'm doing on Imuran. I've been on it for about 3/4 weeks. Liver and WBC fine. My red blood cell count is down (not drastic) and needs to be checked in two weeks. I can't remember if they checked it before as a baseline - I've had so much blood work done in the past few months.
Has anyone else had this side effect to Imuran? Couldn't the anemia also be due to internal bleeding ulcers and how would they know the differnce since I'm in a flare? I've had this happen six years ago.
I'll wait until the second lab results to raise the questions with my GI doc but would love some feedback in the meanwhile.
Thanks as always - I learn so much for you all ....
44-single mom diagnosed with Crohn's 2004 via pill camera 6MP kicked into remission (along with modified diet) so went off in 2006.
2009/2010 acute flare and hospitalization - now on Imuran. Currently taking 55 mg prednisone.
Current problem - protruding thrombosed hemorrhoids (external as well as internal).
Fibromyaglia; migraines; herniated disks C5,6 and arthritis in neck; asthma; scolisis in back/arthritis.