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AZOTHIOPRINE and allergie

Just wanted to share a strange reaction to Azo.
I was on Azothioprine for Crohns and it seemed to be doing a good job of keeping my crohns in order.
I was and still married to my husband, which is a miracle. Over about a 5 year period i was on and off the Azo. But over these years my husband would get very sore on his private parts and i would accuse him of all sorts and march him off the the Dr's for tests...which always came back negative. I began to see a pattern and realised that when i was on the azo he would get very sore below...very red and pus filled blisters...and when i came off the azo he was fine.
We were both sent to a specialist who was intrested as to why and how this would happen. It took a couple of years for specialist to breakdown the azo and devise a test which would see which part my husband was allergic to...also they had to see how my body broke down the medicine....the result was that he was allergic to my secretions from the azo after being broke down in the digestive system.
So if any of you girls have boyfriends or husbands with sore bits...it may not be becuase he has been unfaithfull.... :(
 

Astra

Moderator
Hiya Picci
and welcome

That's interesting innit?
I came off Aza cos I was allergic to it, itchy bleeding hives all over my legs and torso.
xxx
 
Hiya Picci
and welcome

That's interesting innit?
I came off Aza cos I was allergic to it, itchy bleeding hives all over my legs and torso.
xxx
Hope your ok now...funny how people react to medicines in different way also by reading some posts it amazes me how different we all react to the same illness.
 

Angrybird

Moderator
Picci, thanks for the info. I have just restarted Aza so will remember this just in case.......

NB Welcome to the forum bigwave: Have you got your story on here yet?
 
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