just got in........
I'm on azathioprine the generic of imuran for two months. Here's my story
9/7 started pred at 60mg a day and quit Asacol cold turkey
end of sept went into a huge flare (got worse after starting pred)
Oct went on cipro and hydrocortisone e's began to get better (still on pred)
Nov began azathioprine and continue to get better
currenty, my stools are almost fully formed and have no blood, d and barely cramping (just when I have to go) and have 1-2 bm's a day. I'm still on the pred at 60/40 alt days.
I have no clue what really helped me though I doubt the pred b/c I went into a huge flare after starting it but it really seems too soon for the azathioprine to have helped me...........
I take the aza at night it makes me tired though could also be a combo of all the drugs I am on.
HTH! ~ any other ques just let me know.
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ working on remission almost there
UC Diagnosed March 2000 (30 cenitmeters)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.