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03-30-2017, 11:17 AM   #1
Pinkswan
 
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Looking for some answers

I was diagnosed with Crohn's in August of 2016 when I was hospitalized for abdominal pain. Apparently, I have had this disease for years and was unaware. I was given Entocort and Apriso but had some serious side effects so was taken off those and put on 40mg of prednisone/day which helped get me into "remission". I have been on Imuran for almost 3 weeks now and it seems my symptoms are coming back. Abdominal pain and severe bloating only moments after food or liquids hit my stomach in the mornings. I wake up feeling fine but the moment I drink or eat the issues begin. How long does it take for Imuran to help? Are there any suggestions as to what diet I should follow that will help the severe bloating? Help please?
03-30-2017, 10:16 PM   #2
Lady Organic
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Hi and welcome,
it can take a few months for Imuran to work. But it could take 6 weeks too...
I would call the GI or nurse to let them know of your relapsing situation and to see if they could put you back on prednisone for a few more weeks, in the meantime IMuran takes into effect.
You can take a look at IBD-aid diet in my signature. Wishing you well.
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04-11-2017, 01:47 PM   #3
Pinkswan
 
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Im having some miserable issues. I wake up fine but as soon as I eat or drink I start bloating bad and hurting. My stomach looks huge all the time. I stay miserable. Ive been on Imuran for over a month and it seems im not getting any better> HELP!!
04-11-2017, 03:13 PM   #4
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04-12-2017, 09:42 PM   #5
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I have been on Imuran for almost 3 weeks now and it seems my symptoms are coming back. Abdominal pain and severe bloating only moments after food or liquids hit my stomach in the mornings. I wake up feeling fine but the moment I drink or eat the issues begin. How long does it take for Imuran to help? Are there any suggestions as to what diet I should follow that will help the severe bloating? Help please?
Hi Pinkswan,
My GI told me 6-8 weeks until it builds up in your system. Also, it's administered based on weight but that can be adjusted to accommodate your metabolism so it might be a dosage issue. I was on a little bit of pred during that 6-8 week period so that might also be an option. Good luck and hope you start feeling better soon.
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