So you may remember my post from last week where I was agonizing over whether to start Imuran or Remicade. Well, I just got more of my bloodwork back and it looks like I have partial TPMT deficiency, which I guess means if I take Imuran that I can only take a reduced-dose.
Apparently 10% of people have partial TPMT deficiency so I'm hoping some people here have experience with it. Does this mean I should just go on Remicade and forget about
Imuran? Should I take a low-dose of Imuran AND go on Remicade?
I'm assuming a low-dose of Imuran alone is pointless, is that the case? Will my doctor tell me to avoid it altogether?
I didn't really want to go on Imuran but not I feel like I have one less option and that makes me feel a little defeated.
28 year old female
Issues began in July 2014
Capsule endoscopy in late March 2017 showed "suspected Crohn's Ileocolitis"
After colonoscopy on April 14, 2017, was officially diagnosed with Ulcerative Pancolitis (w/ backwash ileitis)
Current meds: Apriso 4 x daily, Prednisone 20 mg, Entocort 9mg daily, Canasa 1000mg suppositories (PM), Vit E suppositories (AM), B12 injections every 2 weeks