I will have been on Imuran for 1 year next month. Went to see my GI last week and she says that the Imuran appears to be working. I'm guessing, my lack of symptoms along with great monthly blood work gives us both hope.
Please ensure you go for the required, regular blood work.
February 04: Rushed to hospital with severe blood haemorrhage. Diagnosed with indeterminate UC in 2/3 of my bowel. Treated with heavy doses of Pred; started Salofalk tabs and sups.
April 06: First major flare – more haemorrhaging. Colonoscopy once against confirmed indeterminate UC.
May 06: Started 40 mg Pred. Weaned down to 10mg by July 8, held at 10mg until December 20, tapering 1mg every 2 weeks, 5mg a day as of February 14. All this plus 10 Salofalk tabs daily.
Jan through May 2007: Suffering from severe headaches and vomiting likely caused by prednisone.
Feb 26 07: Started Imuran with continued success.
May 12 07: Final dose of prednisone after 50 weeks!