Welcome to HealingWell, bowelsafire. I feel your pain, believe me.
The average on Imuran, they say, is three months, but it can take as long as six. You should be having frequent blood counts as liver function testing, and periodic blood tests being sent to check on your Imuran level. People metabolize the drug differently, so dosage is based on blood levels rather than body weight as in many medications.
I'm sorry you've joined the group of UC sufferers, but glad you found us here at HealingWell. This is a great place to learn from others' experience and get support.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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Posted 5/12/2008 12:43 AM (GMT -7)
Took 6 months for me...
"We are dreamers, shapers, singers and makers..." - Elric, Technomage
- 28yo male. Brisbane, Australia. Diagnosed at 16yo. Currently enjoying severe pan-colitis.
- Participating in the Golimumab trial as of 1st May, 2008;
- 2x Colazide, twice a day; 25mg of 6-MP a day; 1xAllopurnol;
- 1x teaspoon of Metamucil 3 times a day;
- 1x BIOCeuticals UltraBiotic 45 + 1x SB FlorActiv twice a day.
Posted 5/12/2008 4:06 AM (GMT -7)
Hi and welcome to Healingwell :) Yes, you are a bit impatient but who can't be with this disease eh? We all want to feel better like right now! I does take a while for it to work and if by 6 months you have absolutely no improvement whatsoever, you need to discuss your options with your GI.
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~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Spinal Stenosis~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections
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Posted 5/12/2008 5:40 AM (GMT -7)
Welcome! Took almost 6 months for Imuran to kick in for me. Hang in there!!!!
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