I think they try to get it between 4 and 6. I think if it is any higher than 6 then your immune system is too strong and it won't help your UC. I would ask again for a higher does, as you really need to be a bit lower than that.
I was on it and my WBC count was 5.5 and I felt great, but when I had to come off it and go onto the imuran it went back up to 8 and I was really bad again. I am on imuran and humira now and starting to feel better so I would imagine it is after dropping again, but I am not due for another count for 3 weeks, so I will have to wait till then unless things get a lot worse.
Diagnosed 24th July 2009
Started on Steroids and Asacolon orally, didn't work
Checked into hospital on 30th July for IV steroids, and feeding tube, as weight was just falling off me, still no improvement.
Started Infliximab / Remicade 6th August, still taking Asacolon
Just had 3 infusion and all is well. still on Asacolon
Stopped Remicade 21st Oct to go on Imuran, as getting a lot of pain.
Now taking 100 mg of Imuran 4 asacolon, multi vitamin, fish oils, omega 3, and probitics
Dose just upped to 150 mg of Imuran
Imuran not working started Humria 24/02/10. along with 150 mg of Imuran,4 asacolon, multi vitamin, fish oils, omega 3, and probitics Hopefully that will work