Dr. just added 100 mg. of Imuran for my 13year old !!
I got a call from Children's Hospital on Thursday. The rheumatologists and the medical team have added 50mg. daily of IMURAN to my 13 year old daughter's drug repatoir. I cried the entire day. She was diagnosed on 01 june 2005. She is also on 200mg.plaquenil, 25mg.predisone, 400IU Vitamin D, 1mg. Folic Acid, 81 mg. Aspirin, 1500mg. calcium and a multivitamin.
I feel totally helpless. The first risk on the print out of Imuran was that is causes cancerous and non cancerous growths. (The Dr.'s said that she will be on Imuran for 1 to 2 years. Wow!) These drugs appear as bad as, or worse than the disease itself. The ironic thing is that her spirits are up. She is better in the last month than she has been since June. She is tired at the end of the day, but who isn't. She is fast asleep now, and it is nearly 7:30 pm. Could anyone please give me some insight.
Thank you, a very upset Mommymc