Imuran has worked for me, insofar as my UC appears to be in remission. I tapered off prednisolone whilst increasing Imuran dosage to now 125m per day. To have stopped the bad stomach feeling and the constant visits to the loo is a brilliant feeling but.... All was going well, I think I was probably ok whilst on Pred but everyone said there were bad side effects so must switch to Imuran. I was fine for a while but then noticed my joints started to ache (all of them), I looked into it and found that other users had developed same symptoms. Also you should be wary of overdoing it in the sun, my head really feels sore after sunbathing this weekend. I don't know how to make my joints feel better, but I don't want to go back to the constant stomach cramps. I pay another visit to the hospital in a couple of weeks time so will ask a few more questions. So yes it should help get you off the other medicines and stabilise your condition but be careful of other side-effects.
UC first diagnosed 2007.
Asacol 3 tabs twice a day / Predisolone 20mg, 15mg, 10mg 5 mg
Flare-up Jan 2009 used Prednisolone came off it then had major flare up and developed gout.
Colonoscopy March 2009 reveals Severe Pancolitis.
Asacol 4 tabs twice a day /
Prednisolone 40mg 2 weeks, 35mg 2 weeks
then start Azathioprine.
June 2009 125mg Azathioprine plus Asacol 4 x 2 UC has cleared up completely but boy do my joints ache.