I am really surprised by the fear that is being shown toward this medication. Not to be insensitive toward anyone, but I had some major sucess with this medication and wish that I could have stayed on it longer. When I was on 100 mg a day, I had more energy than I ever experienced with any other drug. The only reason that I had to change was due to my liver functions always being elevated.
It took a little while before the medication made a difference, but when it did it was amazing. I have now been on remicade every month for the past 3 years at the max dose. This medication help bring back the effectiveness of the remicade for a longer time. I know that if we read all of the side effects of medications used for this disease, that is can really put the fear of God in you. I have now been on every Crohn's medication known to man and 6-mp was one of the easiest ones for me. I would much rather take 6mp than go one another round of pregnisone or other steroids.
Not to be a downer, but I was on 6mp for a month and I had aweful side effects. It made me go to the bathroom more and my eyes got all blood shot, to the point where I thought my face was going to explode. I had sores on my legs and inside my mouth.
I would try the drug but just be watchful of the side effects.