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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 5/17/2009 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
So I have been taking 100mg of Imuran for about 1.5 weeks now. Today I could barely wake up - slept till almost noon which I never do... I feel very weak, tired, nauseated, and spacey. I took it easy most of the day but I did mow the grass which was a mistake. Now I keep burping and feeling like I am going to vomit... I dont have a sore throat or any other flu-like symptoms... Sound like Imuran side effects? Anyone else go through this?

Stats:35 yr old male. UC for 15 years.
location:North Western PA
DX: Started left-sided UC, most recent scope shows pancolitis
Medications:20mg pred (as of 4/27/09), 12x pills Asacol per day, 100mg Imuran per day, 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety) when needed, 20mg paxil per day, Super-omega fish oil pills - 1x per day, Flax oil pills - 1x am, 1x pm, Culturelle probiotics - 2x am, 1x pm, Vitamin B-12 injections weekly.
Surgeries: Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (and I am still more afraid of my UC!!)

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 307
   Posted 5/17/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't relate to Imuran but I've been on 6MP for the past 2 weeks and this weekend was so hard for me to stay up!!! I have no energy, my body feels like it weighs 400 lbs and everytime I sit up or stand up I feel like I'm going to fall over. That god for walls in my house to hold me up or else I'd be in the hospital not for UC but for some other injury due to a fall from the diziness!

Good luck, I've heard goes away after 6-8 week mark...
Age: 25 / Male / Florida
Diagnosed: 11/08 / Pancolitis
Asacol - 2 x 3 day (waiting for results)
6MP - 50mg - started 5/04/09
Prednisone / ended 1/09 (started at 30mgs and tapered down)
Mens Multi Vitamin - 1 a day
Calcium & Vitamin D3 - 1200mc of Calcium and 800iu of Vitamin D3  
Jaro - Dophilus Probiotic (3.4 Billion) - 1 a day
Diagnosed with PSC: 3/9 --now taking Urso
Sunflower Seed & Spinach Diet - Started 4/26/09

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 2865
   Posted 5/17/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   

Yes, could be side effects.  I have been on 6MP for several weeks and had some of those symptoms for a while that got better.  I take mine after dinner at night so most symptoms are during sleeping or early morning and get better as the day goes on.  I increased twice to 75 mg. and went back to 50 mg. but this time the increase did not affect me.  Good to let your doctor know what is going on however.


Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009 
Now 75mg. and 15mg. prednisone for a week. 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.

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