Posted 7/28/2020 8:51 AM (GMT -6)
Well, I made a mistake. I have been taking 50mg of Imuran for about 10 years give or take.
My family doctor had mentioned to me in the past to try getting off the drug but my GI says I should stay on if life is good.
I saw my family dr again in April and with his counsel again he suggested going to 25mg then getting off all together if I had no symptoms. Well being a scary med, and dealing with minor side effects (such as skin issues) over the years, I though ok, why not try. So I did, and 2 weeks ago I stopped.
Bam - Flare up. First one this severe in years. My body aches, loose stools, zero energy.
As someone that prides themselves on health and fitness, this has gotten me severely depressed and worried. I am supposed to be on a trip this coming week which includes many miles of hiking but my current energy is zero.
Trying to do things like yoga and keep my body moving and stress down.
I re-started 50mg of Imuran 2 days ago.
My question is, has anyone ever stopped Imuran before? Did you flare and if so, if you re-started did that help the flare? How long until I build up a dose that is effective again.
Appreciate everyone's thoughts and hope you're all doing well.