i've been on cellcept since april '06, they put me on it after my transplant. that is a good question because i already have avascular necrosis in both knees becuase of the prednisone, but for me i dont think that it will be possible from the way my docs talk, they say that i will stay on the pred indefinitely, but as for the cellcept it is actually working two ways for me, they are using it for the lupus and as an anti-rejection for my new kidney. and i already talked to the docs and i can switch over to immuran when they say that it is ok for us to start trying to have a baby. as for the side effects the only main one i have noticed is diarrhea, but it did not come right away, it actually took a few months for the diarrhea to hit, but if it gets too bad there is another medication called myfortic that is the same as cellcept, it is just absorbed in your intestines instead of your stomach like the cellcept is.
Hugs and prayers,
diagnosed in May '95 with lupus nephritis, hypertension,hypothyroidism, avascular necrosis (knee) '98, kidney transplant April '06, pseudo-cerebral tumor '07
prednisone, cellcept, prograf, lopressor, allopurinol, synthroid, diamox, OsCal +D