I started Imuran 75mg 6 weeks ago, and last week upped it to 150mg (I'm 5'7 and 130lbs) so I'm at the full dose where I should be.
I'm feeling better in terms of my CD, but I do still have some slight stomach pain. The last 2 weeks i've been pretty much symtom free minus the slight stomach pain but my doc advised me it could be the pred i'm taking still (as i'm tapering) and felt so many side effects from the pred.
It's hard to say wha tside effects i'm having from the Imuran but since I went on it, i've been a bit more tired and not really hungry anymore.
I'm glad about
that seeing I gained 15-20 lbs when I started the pred in september, and now i'm losing some weight as i'm not eating everything in sight. (I was never like that in my life until I took that med, prednisone)
My doc eventually wants me on Imuran and Remicade together, but i'm not to keen on that idea, heard a lot of things like dragonfly mentioned so I dunno. I hope it works out for you tho :)
Btw, my WBC was at 10500 when I started Imuran, now it's at 9600, seems that it's kicking in for me just the last week or so.
The blood work is usually every week for the first 4 weeks, then next 2 months every 2 weeks, and after that once a month I was told.
Male DX with CD May 2006 @ age 22, Colonoscopy and SBT
Taking Prednisone 7.5mg (tapering), Imuran 150mg, Atenolol 25mg for fast heartbeat (thanks Pred!)