Imuran side effects?

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   Posted 4/4/2013 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
So I was recently bumped up to 100mg of imuran plus my remicade, but i may be switching to humira. However, this week has been awful. I had terrible pain, urgency and diarrhea at work on Monday. Terrible nausea and dry heaves on Tuesday. That night I also started to get some irritation while urinating which has only gotten worse. I now have itching, burning and pain in that whole female area when I am peeing and wiping especially. I now believe I probably have a UTI, which I am thinking is due to the weakened immunity and I am going to see my primary doc this afternoon. I also have thrush in the mouth and my back has broken out into a rash. I am just at my wit's end. I have 4 weeks left to my college graduation and I contemplate quitting my part time job every day (if they don't fire me for being sick first). I just wanted to know if you all think this is due to imuran or what? Tired of feeling sick all the time. My family thinks I haven't gotten much better since my hospital stay back in Jan.

Thanks in advance
23 year old female. College Student. Severe Crohn's diagnosed 11/06.
Meds- Remicade, pred, imuran, protonix, zofran

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   Posted 4/4/2013 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I tried Imuran and I had migraines , that I could not function, also made me feel awful in other ways but the migraines were the worst , you can try the other
sister medication which is purinthenol (6mp) I do better on that one...still side effects but more tolerable.

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   Posted 4/5/2013 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
From WebMD:
"Although unlikely, more severe stomach/intestinal symptoms (e.g., severe nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, stomach/abdominal pain) may occur as part of a very serious allergic reaction. Seek immediate medical attention if you have severe stomach/intestinal symptoms or other symptoms of a serious allergic reaction which may include: fever, shaking chills, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing, cough, new or worsening joint/muscle aches, dark urine."
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