I do not have lupus but I think some of the drugs I take may be the same and there are just not a ton of resources to get info from. I was hoping maybe someone here coule help? I have Ulcerative Colitis and Kidney Disease (called Minimal Change, I spill high levels of proteins).
I was curious to know if anyone knows how long Azathioprine (Imuran) stays in your system after you start taking it and also if anyone knows how long it can take Cellcept to start working?
I ask b/c two weeks ago I was doing good and then switched from Aza to Cellcept and now am doing worse. I was hoping that I could finally reach remission on Cellcept, but no am very confused? I hope that it is just the Cellcept is taking a while to work.
Thank you for any help!
Beth, 33 ~ hoping to taper pred successfully, wish me luck!
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07. Flare May 08 (from aspirin?).
UC dx'd 03/00 Proctosigmoiditis; Pancolitis since 09/07
Can't take anything b/c I am on Cellcept for my kidneys (can possibly help UC) Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07. Close to remission since 9/08.
Cellcept 1000mg 2xday, Prednisone 10mg 1xday, Lipitor 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs (sulfasalazine, asacol). Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!