have been on the generic of imuran (azathioprine) for almost 3 months. I am on a lot of other drugs but I do think the fatigue and loss of motivation I am experiencing (even though I take 200mg at night) is from the aza. I think I might be losing some hair, there seems to be more stuck in my hairbrush but I have a lot of hair and I may just be looking for something that isn't there........
I'm still on a high dose of pred so I don't know what is truly helping me at this point.
I also got the flu shot (have been getting it for the past 5 years and no flu! always got the flu before) I am also very careful around other people and it was kind of funny, I got my friend hooked on some really good hand lotion and she was out of it and asked for some and then she said I got a really scared look on my face......well she was sick and I didn't want her cold so I made her hold her hand out while I squeezed it over her hand so as not to touch her with anything. I've just basically come out and told some people, listen I am on immune suppressing drugs, I have no immune system and even though you don't seem to have a cold you could be carrying one so I just need to be careful.
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ working on remission almost there
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
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.