I am on the fence on this - YES it definitely helped after my last flare, my only downside is that I tend to get severe sinus infections on this and it can take a few months and different drugs to get rid of it. I also tend to feel like I have a constant yeast infection from it.
I am off right now (have been since April) due to severe Sinus infection that I could not fight, and I am just now starting to notice that I am running to the bathroom a lot more, feeling tired, etc. So I am not sure if I want to go back on it or not. I am getting some bloodwork done this week to see my SED rate, etc is and that will also factor into my choice of going back on or not. I really don't have any other choices at this point - it is Immuran or Prednisone. Remicade is a no go to me due to the fact that I also have Lupus, Humira - don't know yet.
My biggest complaint would be the yeast infections when on it, but then my biggest complaint being off of it is that when I went off it abruptly my menstual cycles and hormones were wacked for MONTHS - I mean to the point of having PMDD, it has just finally gotten back to normal 7 months later, my drs theories are that it took almost 6-7 months to get completely out of my system.
Diagnosed with Lupus - April 2002
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease - January 2003 (problems since early 1990)
Meds: Flexeril 10mg as needed, Plaquenil 200mg, Probiotics, Multi-vitamin, fish oil, Cal/Mag Supplement
Off Immuran as of April 1st and doing well!!