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brit tuck
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   Posted 3/15/2008 11:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone. So I just got back from urgent care.. which was supremely unhelpful. I started 6MP about two and a half weeks ago. I have felt nausea on and off, but it hasn't been that much of a problem for me. But this afternoon it hit me hard. Last night I felt like I had a migraine and ended up taking tylenol which helped. I ended up falling asleep for a couple hours and woke up drenched in sweat. But my head ache was gone. Today I spent the day with my friend just reading for school. I've been having my period cramps (I have endometriosis) and ended up taking a tramadol for the pain. That never makes me nauseous. I had caffeine, which I normally don't have, and it made my heart feel funny. But I've felt that before. Anyways, I tried to go to dinner with my friend but I just couldn't eat. She actually made me call my insurance's 24 hour nurse help line because she wasn't going to allow me to just pretend nothing was wrong. I felt a bit dizzy and super nauseous. I was spitting and hacking up mucous (sorry so gross). I never ended up throwing up though.

My question is whether or not this is something I really need to bother my GI doctor with. The doctor at urgent care was a joke. He actually asked me how I got Crohn's Disease. Grrrr. But he told me that really anything can cause nausea, so he would write me a prescription for anti-nausea medication. I'd really rather not have to take more medicine, and just kind of let it pass on its own. I'm already taking the 6 MP, Entocort, Pentasa, Imipramine, birth control, tetracycline (for acne) and then the tramadol today for period cramps. Does this seem like something I can just let slide or do I have to deal with this? Sorry that this was so long winded. Thanks in advance for all your help and suggestions.

bentwistle
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   Posted 3/16/2008 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Keep an eye on your symptoms -do you also have a fever?
I ended up very sick from 6-MP (it caused hepititis and wiped out my immune system causing me to be hospitalized). It started out that I felt like I was getting the flu (fever and headache) and then I started chills and high fever and throwing up. I was misdiagnosed at the hospital emergency (gallbladder attack), and by the time the bloodwork showed my problem -I was really sick. It happened very suddenly though (over a few days). I had only been on the medication for a few weeks (three at the most).

Take care,

Bev

bentwistle
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   Posted 3/16/2008 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Keep an eye on your symptoms -do you also have a fever?
I ended up very sick from 6-MP (it caused hepititis and wiped out my immune system causing me to be hospitalized). It started out that I felt like I was getting the flu (fever and headache) and then I started chills and high fever and throwing up. I was misdiagnosed at the hospital emergency (gallbladder attack), and by the time the bloodwork showed my problem -I was really sick. It happened very suddenly though (over a few days). I had only been on the medication for a few weeks (three at the most).

Take care,

Bev

dunny2
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   Posted 3/16/2008 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
brit tuck, 6mp can also cause pancreatitis in some cases. I was one....
Vicky

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MikeB
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   Posted 3/16/2008 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
6mp can cause nausea in some patients, especially early in the course of treatment. One solution many have posted here is to take the med at night before bed. Also, the tetracylcines can also cause stomach irritation and nausea. It's hard to tell what is causing this . . . a watch and wait approach might be best unless it gets worse.

brit tuck
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   Posted 3/16/2008 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Bev, I've actually been having like sub-normal temperatures. Before I started taking the 6 MP, I would have "normal" temperatures like 98.6 and above. And now it's been hovering around 97.4 almost all the time. Do you have any suggestions for what I should really look out for? So far it's just the nausea that's really been bothering me the most. The abdominal pain that I have isn't horrible... I've had much worse with cramping from endometriosis and the D.

Vicky, when you had pancreatitis was it really the bad abdominal pain and the throwing up constantly? That's why I'm thinking I don't have it. I haven't thrown up yet. Just super nauseous.

Mike, do you think it's a good idea and switch when I take the 6 MP since my doctor told me specifically to take it in the morning. I've taken tetracycline for so long that I'm really thinking it's not that. I might just end up calling my doctor's office and giving them a heads up. But it sounds like I shouldn't be overly concerned if things stay as they are.

One random thing, which I'm not sure that it matters at all. But since starting the 6 MP I've noticed that I bleed a lot more easily and for longer. Even if I get a little blood in my gums from flossing.. it just doesn't stop like it used to. Is that weird?

MikeB
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   Posted 3/16/2008 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
brit I don't think it makes a difference when yo take it -- the goal is to get a constant level in your system, and morning or night ought not impact that. As for the bleeind, I assume your doc is monitoring your blood counts. One side effect of 6mp is suppressed white count. If he's not be sure to insist on it.

brit tuck
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   Posted 3/21/2008 11:00 PM (GMT -7)   
First thing, Mike, my doctor is monitoring my blood counts.. so far I'm getting weekly CBC blood tests.

Usually my doctor is amazing getting back to me. This week? Not so much. I've been nauseous all week with abdominal pain, and one night this week I was actually vomiting. I feel like crap. I'm tired all the time.. more so than normal (and I have a B 12 deficiency.. so I'm really tired normally). I feel like I can't function. It's scaring me. It's like I was actually in more of a livable way of life before I started the 6 MP. It's super frustrating. Also, I really can't stop itching.. it's bothering me. Grr... I feel like I can vent to you all.

I went in and saw my primary care doctor this week just to get a prescription for B 12 when I'm abroad this summer. She said she didn't want to do anything since she's not the one prescribing the medication. She did give me a prescription for zofran though. I took one pill so far.. it doesn't seem to help much so I'm trying to stay away from it until I finally hear back from my GI doctor. I ended up calling my GI doctor Friday morning and telling his nurse I was going down from 75 mg to 50 mg of the 6 MP just because I need something to help get rid of the nausea. The nurse even suggested I contact my primary care doctor (which was weird) and I told her I had already seen them and they said they didn't want to do anything. My primary care doctor said that at most it might be gastroenteritis (sp?).. but who knows. I've also been having a subnormal temperature still. Argg.. I'm just frustrated and need to feel better. I'm falling behind on my school work because I feel like such crap. Somebody help and tell me things that I can do to feel better! Thank you all!!

Razzle
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   Posted 3/22/2008 2:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Make sure the doctor is also monitoring liver enzymes. This medication can raise liver enzymes, and one symptom of that is itchy skin.

The medication also lowers body temp, so if you do get a fever while on the med, it may not get as hot as it would without the med. You need to discuss this also with your doctor. If the doctor blows it off as not a problem, then consider a second opinion, because this med is nothing to fool around with (from personal experience).

Good luck,
-Razzle
Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD (Lupus?), Osteoporosis, Anemia, T- & B-Cell Lymphopenia, malabsorption/malnutrition, ?Lyme Disease (Igenex Lab IgM WesternBlot positive), etc.
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brit tuck
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   Posted 3/22/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Is the test to to monitor liver enzymes separate from the CBC test? I really have no idea what all the tests are really testing for. Because I know that's the only blood test I'm supposed to be getting for the first two months I'm on the medicine. Are there any other symptoms of elevated liver enzymes, besides the itchy skin? I've tried to look some stuff up online but I wasn't really getting much that was helpful. Is there anything else I should watch out for? Thank you so much for your reply. I'm just not sure what is going on.
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