I was taking imuran and recently wrote a post about my ordeal with that. I had been on it almost 30 days and started having fevers of 102-104, body pain, severe neck pain, magnesium/potassium/phosphorus levels low and no one could figure out what was wrong with me. It took 3 trips to the Urgent Care clinic, a trip to the ER for a spinal tap, being admitted into the hospital for 2 days to realize everything that was going on was all a reaction to the immuran I was taking. Found out because they took me off since my wbc kept falling and within 12 hours almost all of my symptoms except body pain went away. I would definately watch yourself closely!!!!! I wasnt aware that a reaction could happen after a month into it...
I'm only 3 days into it so I wouldn't think it could happen that quickly? The problem is with all of these immunosuppressors and the UC who the heck can ever know if its the UC, the pred, the 6mp, the Remicade, some kind of virus? It's impossible to diagnose!
I will watch very closely! I've been in the hospital TOO much the past few months! I'm just feeling better and it's starting to annoy me when I am getting sick!
37 year old mom of 2.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1995 (24 years old) / Ulcerative Colitis in 2000 (29 years old)
In remission for 4 years from 2005 - 3/2009 with colazol maintenance only.
Hospitalized for flare 3/23/09 - 3/25/09. Hospitalized 2nd time for same flare 4/17 - 4/22
Current Meds: Apriso 4/day, starting 6MP
Discontinued: Prednisone, Remicade (bad reaction to second Remicade infusion)