Posted 1/15/2008 6:25 PM (GMT -7)
Hello, everyone, again! A while back I had posted that rheumy was thinking of starting Imuran. Everyone was very helpful and I really appreciate it. I ended up on a quick pred burst (wow was that great).
So, Rheumy did some blood work and we decided to give Imuran a try. Yesterday was day 10. Oh man, did I get sick. Temp up to 104.2, face, throat and neck swelled, and I couldn't catch my breath. Called rheumy who sent me in for a flu test, once flu was ruled out, he took me off the Imuran. Said I had a delayed, but very SEVERE reaction to the drug. Apparently, some people just can't tolerate it and I seem to be one of them. Today I am somewhat better (and full of Benadryl and Tylenal). I have to go back to the rheumy next week. I've had reactions before, but I don't ever remember spiking such a high fever! I think I really scared my DH! I honestly don't remember most of yesterday, but I guess I was pretty bad. I know that I will deal with the lupus symptoms before I'll ever try Imuran, again!
Hope everyone is having a good day!
Dx: Lupus, sjogren's, celiac, severe allergies.
Daily Meds: Plaquenil, Imuran, Zyrtec, Prilosec, Nasacort, Prozac.
As Needed Meds: Epinephrine, Benadryl, Proventil, Xopenex, Tylenal, Prednisone.