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dreamland
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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 8/31/2007 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

I've been taking Imuran for almost 4 months now, and for the last couple of days I've been breaking out in hives. I've read that hives can be a side effect of the drug. Should i be worried?
Imuran - 100mg/day; Sulfasalazine - 1000mg x 4/day;
Zoloft - 100mg/day; Prednisone - tapering from 40mg/day; Famotidine - 40mg x 2/day; Protonix - 20mg/day;
ferrous sulfate 325mg x 3/day; multivitamin.


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30586
   Posted 9/1/2007 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi..I would be if it were me. Especially since you're on immunosuppressant meds.

Where are you getting them?

Have you taken an antihistamine?

I would call the doc if he has a 24 hour emergency #.

q
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


marty1976
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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 2045
   Posted 9/2/2007 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
There are so many different triggers for Hives that i would not be overly worried. But i would want to find the trigger.My daughter has chronic Urticaria and there are so many things that trigger her rashes that she has to take anti histamines every day. Get on the phone to your doc and see what they think.
MARTY
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dreamland
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 19
   Posted 9/2/2007 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm getting them on my chest and neck, and on my hips. I've been taking Benedryl for them. It helps, but then they start itching again as soon as it wears off.
Imuran - 100mg/day; Sulfasalazine - 1000mg x 4/day;
Zoloft - 100mg/day; Prednisone - tapering from 40mg/day; Famotidine - 40mg x 2/day; Protonix - 20mg/day;
ferrous sulfate 325mg x 3/day; multivitamin.


quincy
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30586
   Posted 9/3/2007 1:56 AM (GMT -6)   
It could be the sulfasalazine:
 
or
 
the famotidine:
 
If you can't get a hold of the doctor...maybe stop at least the famotidine and see if you improve. 

The "game's a foot Watson!". 
q


*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals 
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

Post Edited (quincy) : 9/3/2007 2:00:15 AM (GMT-6)

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