Thank you so much for the reply. Currently I am on Imuran for the drug induced Lupus. I did have a cortisone shot administered at the Rheumatologist a few weeks ago but it didn't help me. I struggle with oral prednisone because I get depressed on it so I am currently not taking it.
I saw my gastro yesterday and it was interesting. They seem to think, based on my blood work, that I may have Lupus and not necessarily the drug induced Lupus (I honestly have no idea what to think about all of this right now). So my gastro wants me to have the next Remicade infusion scheduled the end of this month--if I really have drug induced Lupus, then we'll probably know shortly after the infusion (I have mixed feelings on this). At this point, my gastro is not sure what med to put me on because I have tried other Crohn's meds in the past and not responded to them and it looks like anti-TNF's are out for now. They are going to see if I can see an IBD specialist in the area who can hopefully help me out more.
Back to the Imuran, my gastro tried that back in 2008 but I am a slow metabolizer so it will unfortunately take my body a long time to start using the drug and have the benefits from it.
While you were off anti-TNF's due to your Lupus, what did you take for Crohn's? I asked my gastro about taking Pentasa again but they are worried it will not be beneficial as I have Scleritis (eye inflammation) from the Crohn's and they are worried the Pentasa will not help that out.
Thanks so much!