Had my 6 month check today at Rheumatology & my consultant thinks it's time for me to start Azathioprine. He has requested my usual blood tests and an additional test that will show if my body will take Azathioprine as if something on the test comes back as too low it wouldn't be suitable, all went over my head to be honest.
I have Lupus & about 6 months ago I got diagnosed with an overlap disease of Sjogren's. I am struggling with my fatigue at the moment really drowsy & lethargic & the aches & pains are escalating. Only work part time luckily but on the days I do work due to the tiredness I am having to concentrate so much it's causing brain fog & headaches, hence the consultant re: Azathioprine. Bit confused as presumed the next stage of drugs would be if there was organ involvement but cross fingers that's not an issue at present.
Would appreciate anyone's input here. Admit to being nervous re Azathioprine.