I started Imuran when Asacol (six pills a day) wouldn't control the UC and I had to keep going on Prednisone. I'm on 125mg (I think, I'd have to check but I'm pretty sure) and was in remission for a few years. I guess I still am but right now I'm catching a very mild flare before it gets worse. Anyways, it's worked great. No bad side-effects for me. I think it needs like two weeks before it starts fully working so make sure you give it time.
Dynamo1, I hadn't heard of the Imuran causing joint pain. I was diagnosed with arthritis, but they told me the UC was causing it. Hmm. Who knows. Whatever, I'll live with it lol.
19yr old female
Diagnosed with UC (pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15
2.5 tabs of Azathioprine 1xday / 2000mg Fish Oil 1xday /
500mg Turmeric 3xday / 1c Dandelion root tea 1xday
Arthritis in both knees (thanks UC)
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome