Hi everyone, I hope you're all well (relatively speaking!).
Since I last posted here I've started my latest treatment for UC (severe proctitis). I've been "flaring" for over 18 months now so the docs have brought out the big guns.
I'm currently on 100mg per day of Imuran + oral pred (started at 40mg per day but tapering down each week).
My haemoglobin is very very low too (7.7 this week!
Anyway, I finally discovered why everyone hates pred, I was absolutely miserable on the 40mg dose - I wanted to stop feeling everything - physically and emotionally; not pleasant stuff.
Now I'm feeling like I've got the flu; swollen and sore throat, really bad headaches, aches and pains all over, chills,....
Apparently my white cell count is ok though, so my question is whether these symptoms are caused by the imuran or by my current state of anaemia? If anyone has experience with this or can shed any light on it or offer me any suggestions to help with these symptoms I'd really appreciate it :)
Post Edited (Suesse) : 4/11/2008 10:20:10 AM (GMT-6)