Yay, on a new medicine….hmm….
Well, a few weeks ago i ended up at the ER while i was at work because of terrible stomach cramps. they did bloodwork, which came back abnormal. The xrays seemed fine but because of the bloodwork they wanted to do a cat scan. That was weird, let me tell you. having an IV send the dye in your system and making you feel like you have to pee is so weird! anyway, cat scan showed the lymph nodes in my abdomen were swollen, so they gave me a steroid to take for five days, antibiotic, and pain killers. well, after those were all done, i started back with the belly aches. not as bad as the ER one, but close. i finally scheduled an appt. with a GI. he confirmed my diagnosis with the lab, and suggested starting Imuran for awhile. see, my problem isn’t bleeding, in fact i rarely do. my biggest problem is constant bathroom visits and horrible cramps. so, i am not seeing anything different yet but it could take up to two weeks to even effect me . but for those of you who have been on Imuran before, you know that there is a risk for low white blood count with this drug. So i will have to have weekly blood tests to see if it is affecting me this way. That would be just my luck… I have always been slightly anemic anyway. Anyone else been on Imuran and care to share? And anyone else on here just cramp and not bleed when your in a flare?
Medications: Asacol 800mg three times daily
Imuran 50mg once daily
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