I was diagnosed with BD about 2 years ago after having the flu which caused a very severe flare up which left me in hospital for a week on morphine. I was told it may be herpes (which I was actually happy about as I knew there were treatments for this and was very common) however, after many tests they confirmed it was not. I finally got diagnosed with BD and was put on colchicine which did help after a while. However, my GP told me that colchicine was tested on animals and causes birth deficiencies so I instantly stopped taking it as there was a chance I could get pregnant. As I had to wait 4 months for an appt with my consultant, I was given an inhaler called Clenil Modulite which is absolutely brilliant when sprayed directly on ulcers (anywhere on body but I used mainly for mouth and vagina) it gets rid of them within a day or so. I finally had my appt with consultant last week and they want to put me on Azathioprine as this is apparently 'safe' if I was to get pregnant in the future. But after reading online reviews and side effects it seems like it is actually quite dangerous? Does anyone have any feedback for this medicine having taken it before or have any advice as to how to manage it? Thank you!