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   Posted 10/24/2007 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Just started 6mp .  Anyone have pain in the abdominal area from it?  Before,  I started the medication I did not have this throbbing in my abdomen and side.  Could it be the medication or from the colonoscopy?

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   Posted 10/25/2007 5:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I am on Imuran is the same as 6mp. Make sure you don't take on an empty stomach.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
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   Posted 10/25/2007 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Teddy is the Imuran hard on the stomach? I always took mine with food. Bit I did not notice any pain from the Imuran. Not sure about the scope I had mine done when I had a blockage in Jan. so was having pain at the time. Hope it works for you.How are you doing now? lol gail

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   Posted 10/25/2007 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Side effects from 6mp can include lowered white bllod cell count, liver toxicity, rash, etc. but not usually abdominal pain. Crohn's patients have abdominal pain as a matter of course, don't we? Fact is all side effects from 6mp amd imuran are pretty rare and can usually be corrected by lowering doses. In other cases they go away with time. Remember this is a pretty slow-acting med that can take 3-6 months to really kick in . . . it's not like an antibiotic you expect to start working in 48 hours.

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   Posted 10/25/2007 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
The cramping has subsided. I think it might have been b/c there wasnot enough food inmy sysyem.  I have noticed an increase in fatigue. I guess that is why everyone here says take it at night
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