Reader writes: “My college-aged son suffers from Crohn’s disease. His doctor prescribed 150 mg of Imuran to treat his condition. In addition, the physician recommended that my son embark on a gluten-free diet and begin taking natural supplements such as probiotics and organic sulfur. However, a homeopathic chiropractor is trying to dissuade my son from taking sulfur, for he feels that the product would be hard to digest. Do you agree? If he starts taking organic sulfur, would that adversely alter the effects of Imuran? My son just stated taking Imuran and does not want to stop until he feels that his health has stabilized sufficiently as a result of his dietary changes.
Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. According to posts on the Ask a Patient forum, Crohn’s disease sufferers who take Imuran as part of their treatment are likely to experience joint pain, fatigue, and hair loss as a side effect.
While I don’t have the medical background or knowledge that would enable me to answer the reader’s question about digestion, I do know that organic sulfur can be taken along with prescribed medications. The one stipulation is that organic sulfur needs to be taken first, 30 minutes prior to all medications and dietary supplements, including multi-vitamins. The reason for this is because pills and tablets typically contain additives such as magnesium stearate, calcium stearate, or silicon dioxide that interfere with the uptake of sulfur.
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