Imuran and infections
My daughter was diagnosed with SLE 1-1/2 years ago.
She has been on prednosine, plaquenil and Imuran most of that time.
She has gotten the prednisone down to 5mg and her latest lab tests look good.
She seems to get UTIs a lot. She thought she had one a few days ago and they gave her some Cipro but then the pain got much worse. She went to urgent care and they think she has some other kind of infection due to being on the Imuran. They are running some tests to find out what the infection might be and is now taking Doxycycline and pain medication. Is there ever a case during an infection that the Imuran should be temporarily discontinued?
I have been on all 3 of the meds and i constantly including now seem to have bladder infections with blood showing in the urine and it drives me crazy and i am on another antibiotic and my rheumatologist is sending me to a urologist because of this. I hope that things get better. Bonita