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02-05-2015, 02:45 PM   #1
scumtastic
 
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I need to know if Imuran can cause some of the symptoms that I'm having.

Been on Imuran for about 6 months now. The first 3 months of being on it was great I had no symptoms at all and my stool was fully formed and smooth.

However, about 3 months ago, I don't know if I ate something bad or had a mini flare, but for about a week straight I had very bad diarrhea. I immediately notified my GI doctor and he made me go take some blood test that measured my inflammatory markers and tested my liver to see how its functioning. He said my inflammatory markers were "normal" but my liver and was slightly elevated. He was worried that my body wasn't tolerating the Imuran very well so he wanted to me to get another blood test within 2 weeks (which is today actually). Since the "Mini flare" a month has passed and my stools haven't been the same and I've been having really bad abdominal pains, especially in the lower right quadrant of my abdomen. I'm also getting a tremendous amount of weird bone and joint pain around my body that lasts any where from 15 seconds to a couple of minutes and then goes away.

My question is, could it be the Imuran thats causing this? Any help would be great.

Thank you.
02-05-2015, 06:42 PM   #2
Mintphoenix
 
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Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
I wish I could help you with this, but I've only been recently prescribed Imuran and am within my fiest 6 months on it. I know that lately I have experienced fluctuations, but I think that was because I recently had gastro which may have affected my digestive system.
All the best though and I hope things pick up for you soon.
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