Hi, im sorry you are being faced with this decision. A high risk ob will be able to help you make the decision.
I can only offer you my story, but i have no real advice to you as this must be a personal decision.
1. I decided to go on 6mp when all else failed.
2. I made the decision to stay on it during my PREpregnancy consult w/ both my Perinatologist (high risk pregnancy doctor) and my GI. BOTH counceled me to remain on it, as my disease was consider more threatening to a pregnancy than the drug itself. I was told that bad flares in early pregnancy "can" cause miscarrage (did not ask stats on that), that that there were a whole other host of issues that could arise as a result of flare during pregnancy (including premature birth).
3. It takes the med about
3mo or longer to get a theraputic dose. I was put on 60mg pred and 6mp at the same time, i tapered the pred, and went into remission and stayed there for a yr, and that is when i got pregnant. I did flare tho, right when i got pg, (tho we think it was more related to the stress of using injectable fertility meds). And i flared through the entire pregnancy, despite my 6mp. I was told 1/3 get better w/ UC, 1/3 stay the same as when they concieve, and 1/3 get worse.
4. I have never taken Imuran, so can't comment on that.
I think seeing a high risk doc is a great idea ahead of time, and they will have better knowledge of how these meds will affect your pregnancy. GL
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-current, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day