I had a flareup of my uc at the beginning of 2013 and I started 6mp (very similar to your Imuran just metabolized in a slightly different way) and prednisone in early January to help combat it. My lowest weight during this flare was 122 pounds. I am now back up to 129.5 pounds. So I was able to regain some weight. I have had no side effects on the 6mp.
You can get some tests to see how well you metabolize the Imuran, such as the prometheus enzyme test, just know those tests are very expensive and aren't necessary to get. My GI said the prometheus test was $400 so make sure it is covered by your insurance before considering it, I opted against getting it. Regardless of your choice they will run regular bloodwork, including a liver panel and blood cell count,in order to make sure your body isn't having any bad reactions to the Imuran.
34; flaring since 1/1/2013 w/3-4 daily bms;
Rx: Daily 50mg 6MP, Lialda, Rowasa, tapering Prednisone now @ 20mg
Dx: 2-2012 ulcerative proctosigmoiditis
Diet: Diet mods and supplements haven't done anything for me.
"You my friend have never been in remission during the time I've known you, as every scope has shown inflammation" -quote m
Post Edited (iPoop) : 3/21/2013 6:16:45 AM (GMT-6)