The imuran started at 75mg for my husband and then upped to 150mg. by the Mayo clinic after 4 months on what they thought was too low of a dose. He started to feel better within a few months and the imuran has made the difference as he suffered for an entire year - on and off prednisone to no avail.
He didn't have any nausea problems.
However - the H-Pylori situation. He and I both have it. We needed to wait until after he got off the prednisone. The Dr and us decided to wait until early Feb to start the treatment as we wanted the holidays and a cruise we were taking out of the way first.
We just started the flagyl, doxycycline and pepto bismol two days ago.
It is inconvenient trying to mesh these meds along with his other ones but I worked out a schedule. The meds have very definite instructions on how to properly take them so it is an all day affair taking these meds.
I am hoping and praying that these meds do not compromise and mess up the balance and make him regress at all. This is only the 2nd day on the meds and I woke up with a headache that has lasted all day and tonight. Hopefully we will both be able to tolerate and finish this 2 week regimine but so far I'm not too happy with these meds.
61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days. 150mg Imuran
Zero mg prednisone 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, fiber capsule 1x day, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 40 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enema PM, Canasa suppositiry AM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month