sorry to hear everything you are going through rotgut! Have been on azathioprine for 2 months and side effects for me so far has been being tired and being in a haze most of the time, I don't have the clarity I used to.
I'd say switch GI, if you have problems w/the name brand I would think you would have problem w/the generic too!!
Give remicade a try, you don't know till you try it!
Also for Humira, my friends Dad just finished the drug trial now he is on it and doing better, he's had UC for a very long time. But again, he was part of the trial it did not go through insurance.
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ working on remission almost there
UC Diagnosed March 2000 (30 cenitmeters)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly;Hydrocortisone e's tapering, Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.