I have IBD (Colitis) since 2018 and have been on mesalazine, enema with periodic steroids to manage my flare. Lately I tried Azathioprine for 3 weeks (from 1 dosage to 2) but have elevated liver function test ALT and AST more than 4 times acceptable range last week. Prior aza, it always fall within accceptable range.Other side effects with aza include headache, nausea and poor appetite. Doc asked me to stop it immediately and do a blood test in coming week to ensure the liver heal first b4 next step. Anyone with similar exp and how long it takes for the liver to recover back normal?
Doc also suggested biologics next which is very expensive. I also have option of trying out Azathioprine or 6MP again when my liver heal but he discourages this option. Any tot on the cost of treatment and frequency required for patient with moderate IBD stool test about 550. I am active person with daily exercises
Anyone tried other alternative like 6-MP and feel better with lesser side effects? the uncertainty just makes me crazy....sigh