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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