Imuran seems to be helping

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 365
   Posted 8/19/2009 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
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"

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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 678
   Posted 8/19/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
So glad to hear you have found something that works. Let's hope it lasts a loooong time! smilewinkgrin
32 yr old female
Mild Pancolitis
UC since 2000 - in remission for most of those 8 years med free.
Cannot tolerate mesalamine. Currently take probiotics and fish oil. Trying Applied Kinesiology & supplements.

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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 2012
   Posted 8/19/2009 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Isn't it great? I definitely stopped eating well XD Not that you should... but it was so great to rediscover Wendy's spicy chicken.
19yr old female diagnosed with UC (pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15
125mg Azathioprine 1xday / 1 Mesalamine enema every night /
2000mg Fish Oil 1xday / 500mg Turmeric 3xday /
450mg Boswellia 1xday / 400IU Vitamin E 1xday
Arthritis in both knees
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 173
   Posted 8/20/2009 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Great news! I think immuran does stop working for some, but for me it worked wonders (no symptoms) for 3 years!! ENJOY! :)
Have some mexican food for me. My preference is a cream cheese wonton. HEAVEN!
UC since 1996 (age 20)
Mommy of 2 sweet little girls.

Asacol (12/day)
Azathioprine (175 mg)
Prednisone (currently 80 mg)
Rowasa nightly
Immodium daily
First Remicade 6/22/09 [discontinued 8/12/09, not helping]

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