6mp and Nausea?

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   Posted 1/31/2008 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
So I just started 6mp last week. Since then, I have been extremely nauseous.  Is this common?

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   Posted 1/31/2008 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
It is a side effect with some people, and I have seen posts about how it does go away with time. One tatctic many have used with success is taking the dose before bed at night to minimize nausea.

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   Posted 1/31/2008 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm with MikeB.  When I use to use 6mp I was first told to take it first thing in the morning.  I did the first day and was really nauseous.  Switched it to bedtime and had no further problems with nausea.

Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 1/31/2008 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
When I took 6-MP I had no nausea until 3 weeks into it, then I vomited all night long and had to stop. I think it's a better sign and somewhat normal to have some nausea in the beginning.

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   Posted 1/31/2008 10:32 PM (GMT -6)   
i took it right before i went to bed. soemtimes id wake up from the nausea but roll over and go back to bed. when the doc increased my dose i was nauseous all the time. decreased it back and then i broke out in hives - needless to say - take it at night.
25 yrs - female : diagnosed with Crohn's 11/29/07

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