Ellielit, I can only encourage you to take the Imuran. Yes it may
have side effects but who said you'll get them all? I've been on Imuran/Azathioprine for quite a while now and I haven't experienced any (well except nausea). I've been in remission for over a year again. I had pancolitis too.
I'm personally more afraid of the effects of non-treatment than possibly side effects at this point. I really don't want to deal with colon cancer soon.
I hope you already started your Imuran. Don't wait too long. I wish you all the best.
Diagnosed with UC in '02
Past treatments: Prednisone, Entocort, 5-ASAs, Azathioprine (2.5 yr semi-remission), MTX (6 mo), Remicade (2 yr remission), Humira (8 mo), LDN (2 mo), Uceris (symptom-free within 3 wks)
Currently on 150 mg Azathioprine (Imuran), Wellbutrin 150 mg, VSL#3
Diagnosed with Serositis 12/4/2013
Scope on 3/6/2014 showed no inflammation but scarring
Post Edited (Andrina) : 7/28/2014 6:44:58 PM (GMT-6)