Hey 30 yr old................again ditto....the most important thing is feeling better. Azathioprine (Imuran) is definitely what seemed to make the diff for hubby. He started on 75 and is now at 150 with monthly blood test monitoring. I know how scary it is to read all the warnings and side effects of the drug. When I knew he was going to be prescribed that the first thing I did was print off and read about
it and cried like a baby unbeknownst to him. I was so scared.
But you know....seeing him finally feeling better and getting back to his old self - there is no amount of money in this world that you could give me to to not have this feeling of contentment. Of course we need to hope that this drug is ok for him - time will tell - he has some great doctors watching out for him - the testimonies from this forum is so reassuring too.
I know at 30 hair loss is a big deal - but try to keep that in the background of your concerns - you need to feel better and be able to get on with life. Not to sound corny but beauty really is skin deep and some thinning of hair or hair loss is truly not that important in the grand scheme of things. Honestly.
61 yr old male~Colitis 1st diagnosed Jan '05-cleared up within a few wks. Flared again in May '06 (now UC) & hospitalized 5/07-currently heading towards a remission. Osteopena of spine from prednisone DX 8/07 Oct 07 feeling quite normal most days. 150mg Imuran 15 mg prednisone & tapering, 12 Asacol, Lidocaine Hydrochloride Jelly 2%,multi vitamin, iron 1X day, DanActive, chewable calcium, Prilosec 20mg, enalapril 10mg, glipizide 5 mg, zocor 20 mg, baby aspirin, (Fentanyl pain patch 50mg 72 hrs Morphine Sulf 15 mg twice daily)Cortifoam enemas AM & PM, folic acid 1mg, Fosamax 1x month