I started Imuran on Jan 15/08 and am starting to notice what I think are the side effects but I'm not to sure what other people experience. Also after you have been on this drug for a while do the side effects subside or will they stay the same throughout?
I definitely have noticed a severe drop in motivation and energy, which I have read is a very common side effect and I'm guessing this may get better with time??
The second side effect I have noticed is muscle pain in my legs. It's not severe by any stretch but I just have the feeling like I worked out a little to hard on my bike or something. I also have just started getting shin splints when I walk anywhere. Has anyone else experienced side effects anything like this or could it be something completely unreleated?
I take 100mg of Imuran in the morning with breakfast. I have also been on various doses of pred since October so I don't know if the leg issues could have more to do with that... Please help me the doctors are offering little help in this matter. My specialist recommended coming off the imuran for a week but I am desperately trying to get to remission and the last thing I want to do is start the imuran treatment over again from day 1.
Also what is the average time it takes to see any kind of benefit from imuran. I would love to start to see some benefits soon. It's only been 2 weeks now but I'm hoping that in the next couple weeks I'll see something.
Sorry for all the questions but I'm really starting to loose my mind with this flare. It's been ongoing since Sep 07 and I've lost about 35 pounds. I don't know what to do if the imuran does not work....