I havent posted here for a bit....I wanted to give an update on the Imuran I am taking (actually the generic form)...
It seems to be kicking in well now. My UC symptoms have cleared for the most part. I still have D and urgency sometimes, but I feel that is related to IBS. The mucous and blood have cleared. The pain, cramping, and exhaustion have stopped. The Imuran side effects have also stopped.
I am off pred now, and am taking Imuran, asacol, probiotics, and Paxil...
The B12 shots seem to be helping as well...
For now the Imuran is working. I am eating more junk though (because I can) - which is probably bad, but wow is it nice to have mexican food again!! I am able to go to ATV races since I now have the energy....I hope this continues to work. I have seen posts where Imuran starts not working....I dread the day.
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"