I've been on Azathioprine (UK equivalent to Imuran I think) for just over 5 weeks, I have no idea if its gonna work yet as I also was told 3 months. I really struggled with it for the first few weeks...I felt (and still do feel) very 'spaced out' and not with it. I also struggled quite a lot with the nausea, however my GP prescribed me some anti sickness tablets which have helped and they've also contributed to me feeling incredibly tired. I'm still struggling with the side effects but they have lessened the longer I've been taking it.
I'd rather at least give it a go and if even after 3 months it hasn't worked - at least I'll know I gave it a go!
22 year old female, from the UK. Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08. Hospitalised Jan '09 for 3 days IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect! Hospitalised Feb '09 for 7 days (5 days - IV Hydrocortisone)
Currently taking daily:
20mg Prednisolone tablets, 100mg Azathioprine (started taking 11th May),1g Acetarsol suppository every other night, 1g Mesalazine granules x 2
Motilium (anti sickness), 1.5mg Zopiclone (taken when needed for sleeping), 10mg Citalopram (anti-anxiety/depression), Probiotic Multivitamins