Posted 1/18/2013 7:34 AM (GMT -6)
I'm shaking my head. You were on Imuran, you were in remission 4 years, you stopped, fell out of remission, and since they have not put you on Imuran again? The pieces of the puzzle don't seem to fit together. I can't tell you how many people come here who attained remission, quit what they were doing, and then they're back. You should never quit doing what put you into remission, ever. UC is an autoimmune disease where your body attacks either your colon or something in your colon, causing inflammation. Meds and treatments can stop this, as long as you continue a treatment plan to keep it stopped. These treatments don't cure you, all they do is stop the attack or keep it under control while you are doing treatments. Once you stop a treatment plan your body resumes the attack all over again and future flares always seem harder and harder to treat. Once you achieve remission you should never stop doing what it was that got you there, not matter how good you feel or how long you have felt good. Why on earth haven't they restarted the Imuran? That's just plain stupid.