Imuran and Allergic reaction, question

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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 11/15/2007 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Quick question, i've been on Imuran for just over a week now and just been tired and a few headaches here and there.
I was wondering, since it's been a week, am I 100% not allergic to this or can it spring up in a few days/weeks still?
Thanks a bunch!
Male DX with CD May 2006 @ age 22, Colonoscopy and SBT
Taking Prednisone 25mg (tapering), Imuran 75mg (eventually 150mg I was told), Atenolol 25mg for fast heartbeat and Restoril 30mg for the sleepless nights (thanks Pred!)

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 11/15/2007 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Good question! I just started 150mg of Imuran yesterday and I'm wondering about side-effects. Let us know if you discover any!
26 year old female; diagnosed with severe Crohn's in Sept. 2007-suspected that I've had it for at least 3 yrs; diagnosed with anemia Aug. 2007.
Pentasa 500mg/8x daily; Entocort 3mg/3x daily; Percocet/Ultram for pain; Protonix 40mg---was on Flagyl/Cipro for two weeks,(a few weeks ago), was supposed to be on it for three weeks but the cramping and diarrhea it caused made me stop
Prednisone 30mg and tapering, back on the Entocort...
Ferrous Sulfate 325mg/daily for anemia
Bentyl, 3x/day
Azathioprine 3x/day

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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 371
   Posted 11/15/2007 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I got drug-induced pancreatitis from Imuran. Keep a close eye on any side effects
Female Dx'ed with Crohns Disease in 1992
Been on every med for crohns that exists
Several Fistula surgeries
Dx'ed with Colon Rectal Cancer March 2007
Dx'ed with Stage 2 Vulvar VIN
On Chemo and Radiation for 6 weeks
Using Humira with excellent results

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 11/15/2007 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
may hair is still falling out after 5 months of being on 150 mg. But, I can eat almost anything with little or no pain-which I will be Thankful for next week ;)
Dx'd 5/07, pred, asacol, azasan
missing chocolate...

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Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 3042
   Posted 11/17/2007 4:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I have been on Imuran for over 2 years and I have no-side effects from the drug.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 277
   Posted 11/20/2007 1:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been on Imuran since Oct 3rd.  I noticed an increase in my hair falling out for about 6 weeks and an increase in nausea and fatigue.  After 2 haircuts, I think it's finally calming down.  =0) 
The nausea has been contained to about the first 30-45 minutes AFTER I take it, I take 50 mg 3x/day.  The fatigue I still have.
I don't know about the allergies.  I haven't had any so far.
Good luck to you...
Newbie - 35 yrs old Diagnosed: 08/03/07
Asacol 3x day
Imuran 50MG 3 x day
Lamictal 125 MG/day for bioloar II

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