I was just wondering if anyone has experience of these two immunosuppressants being used in combination?
I have been on Ciclosporin since July 09 at varying doses to control my idiopathic urticaria /anaphylaxis which play havoc with my asthma and make me itchy and miserable. It stabilised for 3-4 months on 200mg a day but my blood pressure has been persistently high for the last month and I've had my dose cut. I've since had 3 anaphylactic reactions, each with biphasic 'second wave' reactions. My consultant immunologist is now proposing to put me on to Azathioprine as well as Ciclosporin and then after a while reduce and stop the Ciclosporin. I was just wondering if anyone had experience of being on more than one immunosuppressant at once. I'm concerned about the risk of getting more infections and after the problems with my blood pressure what other side effects I might encounter. I'm hoping to make it to my consultants appointment in Leeds tomorrow although I'm currently flaring up and have a very swollen face again.