How many people on imuran , and how long have you been on it?
Does it scare you?...
Aside from the ultimate "Miracle Drug" we know as Prednisone, Imuran has been miracle #2 for me, without the side effects.
After tapering off Prednisone onto Imuran i was in remission for 2 1/2 years, lived a completely normal life almost 100% symptom free, except for a few times i got myself too physically run down and CD poked its head out for a day or two. I have been lucky that i tolerated Imuran VERY well, i was on 250mg/day to start and tapered down to 175mg/day by the end of the 2 1/2 years (a month ago was the end of that 2 1/2 year stretch, got way too stressed out and went weeks with only 4-6 hours of sleep a night, CD has returned for me and i am back to 225mg/day)
Does it scare me? Well any drug scares me per se, but i am scared of Prednisone a LOT more than Imuran, imuran pretty much has 0 long term side effects, yes there is an increase in chance of getting lymphoma cancer, but the increase in odds is something like from 1 in 100,000 to 1 in 10,000.....living CD free for long periods of time is worth that very small chance IMO.
If you can tolerate Imuran long term, depending on how much of the drug you can handle, you should have nothing to be afraid of, its in the scale of things, a very safe drug, that has lots of research done on it and is basically tried, tested and true. I hope it works out as well for you as it has for me!