Imuran and bruising

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mbx5
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 6/25/2009 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I am on 100mg / day of Imuran. Last weekend I raced my 4 wheeler and on the 1st lap I hit something that caused the handlebars to hit my right arm....at the time I didnt even really feel it. Since then, my arm - from my wrist to my elbow - has a massive section of bruise - purple, yellow, etc.... I normally have never bruised like this - I really didnt feel like I hit the bars that hard, and didnt even feel sore until that night....

Could this be from the imuran? I thought I read that it could cause bruising easier?
Stats:35 yr old male. UC for 15 years.
location:North Western PA
DX: Left sided UC, most recent scope 5/20/09 UPMC Pittsburgh Presbeterian
Medications:No longer on Pred as of 6/15/09, 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 monthly.
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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princesa
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   Posted 6/25/2009 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it can.
 
 

Imuran may reduce the number of clot-forming cells (platelets) in your blood. Avoid activities that may cause bruising or injury. Tell your doctor if you have unusual bruising or bleeding.


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999. Have been in remission for years with only a few minor blips.
 
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Meesh
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 6/25/2009 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, definitely. I bruised horribly while I was on Imuran. I was unable to tolerate it at all, it made me terribly ill.
47 yr old female, dx'd UC April 27, 2006; mild arthritis in lower back, dx'd May 2008; Osteopenia dx'd 6/08 Finally achieved remission mid October 2008!!

16 Remicade infusions, current scheduled every 6 weeks: 1st: 7/21/07; most recent: 6/06/09; Current meds & supplements: Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Xanax as needed (rarely); Rowesa and/or Canasa; multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; Vitamin D;

Past meds: Prednisone 4/06-4/08; Entocourt EC; Asacol; Colazal; Venofer (iron) injections Dec '07; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07); Protonix; Lexipro


mbx5
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 6/25/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I talked to my GI about it today...he didnt seem concerned i.e. I don't have to stop racing... I can live with the bruising - gotta keep active and racing makes me forget that I have UC...
Stats:35 yr old male. UC for 15 years.
location:North Western PA
DX: Left sided UC, most recent scope 5/20/09 UPMC Pittsburgh Presbeterian
Medications:No longer on Pred as of 6/15/09, 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 monthly.
Surgeries: Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (and I am still more afraid of my UC!!)

"I poop in the woods because I can"


Petaunwell
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 25
   Posted 6/26/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
You have to keep up the thing that allows you to forget UC!!
I totaly agree with you!!
I am on Imuran and have not noticed any bruising yet... but it is early days for me!!
Good luck and stay safe on the track!!

lucasJ
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 178
   Posted 6/26/2009 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah, don't bruise your brain though...lol
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