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07-22-2010, 06:14 PM   #1
GoJohnnyGo
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Started Imuran today

Hopefully it'll help with the Crohn's, although it is being mainly prescribed for Ankylosing Spondylitis.
07-22-2010, 06:35 PM   #2
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Good luck Ed! I'm on it as well (an insane amount for my weight- 250mg)

It's really pretty simple if your body tolerates it, just another pill.
07-22-2010, 06:41 PM   #3
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I hope this works for ya Ed! So many people do so well on it, wished I did. Keep us updated ok?
07-22-2010, 06:56 PM   #4
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Welcome to the club! Hope it works for you! It seems to be working for me thank goodness!

I agree with Katie, it's just another pill for me now.
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February 2010 - diagnosed with Crohn's disease.
January 2011 - Inflammation downgraded from moderate-severe to mild with no symptoms!
January 2014 - adopted a mostly Paleo diet
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07-22-2010, 06:57 PM   #5
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I'm taking 100 mg to start.

I'd really like it to work, obviously. The Rheumatologist wants to try it before proceeding to biologics.
07-22-2010, 07:08 PM   #6
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Keep us posted!
07-22-2010, 08:15 PM   #7
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Fingers crossed!
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Dx: Moderate Crohn's in 3 locations
Doctor's orders: 200 mg Imuran
Have used: 4500 mg Pentasa, 4500 mg Salofalk, Flagyl, Cipro, 50 mg Prednisone, 9 mg Entocort.
Turned my Crohn's life around: ginger for nausea.
Claim to fame: "loopy and floppy" colon
07-22-2010, 09:39 PM   #8
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175mg a day for the past 8 1/2 years worked flawlessly until this past May (when it just started losing its effectiveness and no longer worked). But prior to that, it was the only medication I had been on to control my Crohn's and kept me in complete remission during this time. No side effects either and white blood cell count was always normal!

Best of luck!
07-23-2010, 07:06 AM   #9
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Good luck Ed. I was tired for the first few weeks, but other than that, no side effects.
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07-23-2010, 07:56 AM   #10
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Hopefully it'll help with the Crohn's, although it is being mainly prescribed for Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Ed, just curious, is this the first time you have been on Imuran?
07-23-2010, 04:05 PM   #11
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Good luck! I am on it as well and it has kept me good so far.
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07-23-2010, 04:14 PM   #12
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Ed, just curious, is this the first time you have been on Imuran?
Yes it is.
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