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   Posted 4/26/2012 8:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
     I started Imuran yesterday.  One pill for one week and then I go to two pills the following week.  I felt pretty sick to my stomach yesterday and had some intestinal discomfort, with some lethargy by the end of the day.  Had some of the same sensations this morning when I woke up, but by the end of the day I felt like my old self.  Is this normal with this medication?  When I tried Methotrexate, I started out really sick and it continued with a vengence until I stopped taking the drug a week later.  I have been reading quite a bit on Imuran and the side effects run the gamut depending on the individual.  Anything I should be looking out for??  I really want this medication to work so I can start being weaned off the Prednisone.  Any insights would be appreciated!

Oreo (Laura)

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 4/26/2012 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Everyone is different, as you pointed out. I reacted horribly to the Imuran (high fever, muscle weakness, confusion). But others on this board have loved it. You sound like you are adjusting to it, so maybe this will be the right medication for you. Good Luck!
Take care, Fran

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