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    zomar323 posted:
    After thinking I was just tired and stressed from moving and selling my previous home and turning completely yellow (eyes and skin), I went to the doctor. I was hospitalized after blood work showed my liver enzymes levels to be at 1963. I had no idea I was that sick. After test after test, finally a GI specialist came in and recommended a liver biopsy to confirm "what he thought was going on". After the biopsy to confirm my diagnosis, he started me on high doses of prednisone. I stayed on pred for 14 months and gained 40 pounds. He eventually added Imuran after being on pred for a year. He as recently increased my Imuran to 100mg daily and I am finally OFF the pred. I go for blood work every 3 weeks and my last two reports were that my liver levels are finally within normal range! I do ache somewhat (joints) and my appetite is somewhat decreased. He told me that this disease is hereditary and has nothing to do with a life style, even though I was never a heavy drinker, an occasional glass of wine. I've never been a drug user and I will be celebrating a 30th wedding anniversary in just a few months. His plans are to keep me on the Imuran for a total of 12 months and hoping to put me in remission. Has anyone in this forum gone into remission? I am hoping this all works. Any input is greatly appreciated!
     
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    editor_morgan responded:
    Hi zomar323,

    I am happy to hear of your positive prognosis. If you check out Imuran in the WebMD Drugs & Supplements center, there are over 172 user reviews. You might find some useful information there about users of Imuran going into remission.


    Good luck


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