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   Posted 7/6/2010 2:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Who cannot take imuran and why?

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   Posted 7/6/2010 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I had to stop because my WBC kept dropping. No more for me.

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   Posted 7/6/2010 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Deep green vomting, sorry to be so descriptive!!

Too many years with CD
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   Posted 7/6/2010 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
for me I can't take it as it makes me literally feel as if I am going insane - for some reason it affects my hormonal make-up and just messes with my mind.

I tried it many times over 2 years with always the same result - so the GI stopped it we moved on to Methotrexate with awesome results :)
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   Posted 7/6/2010 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
about 3 weeks into it I just started vomiting and vomiting... No more for me. Same thing with 6-MP. Can't take either.
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   Posted 7/6/2010 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
had to stop because it induced pancreatitis...
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   Posted 7/6/2010 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
caused my sons' arthritis. he was nearly crippled for two years. off for two weeks and he was almost completely fine

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13 year old son diagnosed at 9,
one month of pred at beginning 
2 years of immuran ineffective
SCD seemed to help(less pain gained 8 pounds in three months)
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   Posted 7/6/2010 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Me. It caused me 2 develop liver problems, side effects of this were itching, lack of appetite, vomiting, jaundice and flu like symptoms. All went a week or so after coming off
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   Posted 7/6/2010 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Took it for a long time, but eventually it started to make my liver function tests go bad (higher and higher) so I had to go off it.

I was transferred to methotrexate after a while.
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   Posted 7/6/2010 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I also had to stop because I developed pancreatitis.

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   Posted 7/6/2010 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
you can't take imuran if you are homozygous for the TMPT mutation
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   Posted 7/6/2010 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Couldn't take it because it caused constant nausea. I tried to stay on it to see if it would get better, but it didn't.

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

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   Posted 7/6/2010 8:52 PM (GMT -7)   
turned out it was the IMURAN that was making me feel WORSE while I was flaring up. It just beat me down and made me feel even more lousy than I do when I'm already sick. My doc finally said to get off the Immuran and lets see how you feel. turned out, I felt better. (but the Crohn's still persisted.)

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   Posted 7/7/2010 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
They had to stop it because my liver function tests were elevated. I really did feel awful, like I was being poisoned

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   Posted 7/7/2010 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I had to stop because I developed pancreatitis
40 yo...mom to three wonderful kids, and wife to an amazing , supportive husband of 18 years..
Diagnosed with gluten intolerance April 2009

Diagnosed with Crohn's March 2010- Mayo Confirmed May 2010
Back on Prednisone, Colestipol.Nexium, Propranolol, Vivelle patch
No longer on Imuran due to pancreatitis
Have taken Entocort, Bentyl, Flagyl, Lomidil, Pentasa
Have had myriad of health problems attributed to many different things over the past ten years. Our family has a history of Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis and Bowel Cancer.

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