Hi Gang. I am teetering on the edge of flaring, am using steroid enemas currently in the hopes of staying off pred (just got off it about 30 days ago). My GI and I both agreed that increasing the Imuran is an obvious starting place, as I am currently on 100mg. But.... we disagreed on how much to increase. I was advocating 125 but he doesn't think 25mg increment does much, so he bumped me up to 150mg. I am not a doctor, and I think my GI is an excellent doctor, so I don't want to question him... but.... I weigh about 135 - 140, so 150mg sounds really high to me. I know that the dose is only loosely weight related, and I know I am sort of obsessed with this question of dosing to your weight on Imuran, but does this sound really high to any of you who are on Imuran? I have noticed that most of you - according to your signatures - are on lower doses..... I am not scared of the bump in terms of hair loss/immunity issues etc, as I have read that for whatever crazy reason,side effects are not dose dependent on Imuran. Sounds very counterintuitive, but my fiance, who does a PhD at the med school at Duke, also has understood that to be the case with Imuran, and my GI says the same thing.... and I know we will monitor it with blood test (he is very into the blood test, thankfully).... anyway, I am rambling now so will stop. the point is, does 150mg sound crazy to anyone besides me????? thanks.
Pancolitis dx 3/07
*100mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent)
Various vitamins, probiotics, fish oil.
Engaged: June 1, 2007