Starting Immuran Today

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 6/27/2008 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, it's my first step out of the 5-asa drugs. My doc was a little weary of me starting something new and leaving for vacation in a few days, but the sooner the better for me.

Anything I should be aware of in taking this? My doc went over the usual side affects, but you guys are the professionals.

LOL, I told the NP that I had used a homeade probiotic enema to battle the big D since last time I had saw her, and I got the most interesting look.
Proctitis DX 1998
Lialda 3 day
Hydrocort/Rowasa/Vitamin E Enemas rotated

Post Edited (D_A) : 6/27/2008 11:45:51 AM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 2148
   Posted 6/27/2008 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
for me, the biggest thing has been fatigue, I take all my azathioprine (generic of Imuran) at night and that has helped. I used to go to bed around 10:30pm now I go to bed around 8:30 or 9pm. I do exercise about 5 days a week and I find that has helped keep my energy up.

my past three labs have shown my liver enzymes are slightly elevated, not so much they want to take me off but enough so that I am doing monthly blood work instead of every 3 mos. I will be going over w/GI soon.
Beth, 32 ~ small flare - hoping caused by aspirin - hydrocortisone e's
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07
UC dx'd 03/00 (Proctosigmoiditis); Pancolitis since 09/07
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd 09/07 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.  Do you have edema? If so, check your blood protien level!

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