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01-16-2017, 09:31 AM   #1
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Azathioprine / immune suppression and asthma

Hi all, since being on azathioprine for my Crohn's I have noticed a worsening of my asthma. I seem to have attacks more often that are worse in nature and more difficult to get under control. Does anyone know anything about this?
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01-16-2017, 09:36 AM   #2
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I don't know anything about it but i would contact your doctor if you haven't already.

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01-16-2017, 01:44 PM   #3
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Hey there! I'm on azathioprine but I haven't noticed any difference in my asthma. It is worse at this time of year due to the cold but no worse than before I started taking the aza. Is there anything that usually triggers yours off that you can pinpoint?


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01-16-2017, 02:38 PM   #4
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Ds has had asthma since age two
No issues while on 6-mp
Or remicade or
Humira plus mtx
Second looking at triggers
I will say from age 2 to 9
Ds asthma did fluctuate from mild to moderate/severe and back to mild
When was your last lung function test ??
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