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04-08-2011, 05:24 AM   #1
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Labwork - How often with Imuran?

How often do you all have labwork done? I just recently switched GI Docs as we relocated from Texas to Georgia. New Doctor said things seemed great and he wasn't going to change anything up, see him in 6 months. Now realizing that is a long time to go without labs. Thinking maybe this was overlooked.
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04-08-2011, 03:45 PM   #2
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I have been going every 3 months since I have been on Imuran. My files at the doctor were thicker than a phone book with the results.

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04-08-2011, 05:55 PM   #3
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my GI says once every 4 weeks
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04-08-2011, 05:58 PM   #4
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I go every month
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04-08-2011, 06:20 PM   #5
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I also go every month.
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04-08-2011, 11:25 PM   #6
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I get CBC every 2 months, CMP every 3 months. Before this I had both monthly. After being consistently good, he stretched the time in between.
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04-09-2011, 09:19 PM   #7
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I go every 2 weeks since starting imuran 50mg once a day. Doc says labs will change to monthly then every 3 month if everything stays good. The VA pays for the blood work but not the meds
I am also on humira every 2 weeks.
04-16-2011, 01:45 AM   #8
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Once every month. But after my colonscopy showed everything eh okay once every 6 months. I've been on it 8 months now.
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04-16-2011, 04:02 AM   #9
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When I first started it was every week for 2 months, then every month for 6 months and now it is every 3 months indefinitely. Hope this helped
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04-16-2011, 04:37 AM   #10
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Every three months now.
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04-16-2011, 10:06 PM   #11
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Gastro wants me to go every couple of weeks for the first two months.
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04-21-2011, 04:32 PM   #12
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Every week for a couple months. Reduce as needed.
04-22-2011, 09:06 AM   #13
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I was going every two months but will be kicking it up to every month since i just got upped to 350mg. So far I have zero side effects i think, i just got moved to 350 yesterday since 300mg wasn't working. After this I may be joining the Remicade club, really don't want to do that, but I am getting tired of the pain.
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04-30-2011, 09:25 PM   #14
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I just had labs after the first 2 weeks and then the 4 week mark...now I am not sure when I get them again...its been over a month...I"m wondering myself if its too long. See GI in a few weeks...I suspect he will order it then.
05-02-2011, 03:46 PM   #15
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Im just starting out , so ive been having them every week , soon to go to every 2 wks
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