Re: Go back on imuran or ? What else--advice needed.
Why be afraid of getting back on imuran just because it suppresses your immunity? You would prefer prednisone? Prednisone suppresses your immunity too. Further, the prednisone will cause you to gain weight. It will deposit fat on your belly, face, and around your neck. The increase in the appetite is very hard to combat. Further, prednisone pulls calcium out of your bones. It has other cognitive and psychological side effects that affect people differently and differently at different dosages. I hate it. Everytime I have to get back on prednisone I fret it. I think the biologicals are the way to go. It appears to me that the biologicals are much easier on the body than prednisone. I've been taking the biologicals for over 15 years. I get back on the prednisone only when I have a serious flare up that I need to get under control.