6mp. . . time to take it

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 7/9/2008 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
For the people who take this drug regularly, what time is a good time to take it. My doctors are no help and i've been on this drug going on 7 yrs. Is there a best time like before bed or in the morning before you eat. I haven't seen any good benefits since being on this drug. I hope to get a new drug soon.
Age:22/6"1'/138lb - Diagnosed: 2001 @ age 15 now 22
First time mom as of March 8th 2008
Past drugs: Pentasa, Flagyl, Budesonide, Prednisone, tons of Antibiotics, Didrocal
Past herbal remedies and vitamins:Probiotics, Omega 3&6, Prenatal vitamins, B12, Calcium, iron, vit C, vit D, vit E, Selenium, mineral drops
Current drugs: Valtrex, Warfarin, Prednisone :(, 6mp :( NOT WORKING
Problems:Fissure and Tags on rectum, blood clots, ChronicUTI's, Osteopenia, Ulcers in my decending Colon
No surgeries....yet. Gone through 5 G.I.'s
Procedures: 3 colonoscopies, 1 upper endoscopy, 2 barium swallows, 1 biopsy of the fissure and tag (chron's affected)

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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 298
   Posted 7/9/2008 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I ended up having to take 6MP at night when I was on it because it made me very very nauseous and very fatigued. I would feel like I had to vomit before and after I ate (though I never did vomit) so my doc told me it was best to take it at night. I started taking it at night and it helped. Take care and hope you feel better soon!

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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 511
   Posted 7/9/2008 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
When I was on it I just took it in the morning before I left the house for work. I was on 3 pills a day and took all 3 in the morning together.
The only side effect I had from it was stiff ankles/feet.
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 but had a few years prior
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS too
Meds I have tried:  Too many to list- LOL
Meds currently on:  Prednisone 20mg tapering  Back up to 30mg  :-(
                           Methotrexate injections once a week 25mg
                           Folic Acid 5mg once a week
No Surgeries

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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 565
   Posted 7/9/2008 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
i have seen some improvements in the past 8 months. i feel tired a lot during the day even though i take it at night (i'm on 75mgs). as soon as i get insurance at my new job i am going in for a sbft, we will see at that point if i will be referred to a surgeon. he doesn't feel that trying humira or remicade would be beneficial due to the scarring in my ti. i still have d/urgent d up to 10 times a day and still on pain killers.

good luck to you!
.: stephanie :.
33 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, percocet, trazodone, ativan, iron, calcium, folic acid & some other vits

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Date Joined Jan 2003
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   Posted 7/10/2008 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I take mine in the morning - 75 mg - with or without food either way. If I forget then I take it at the next meal. I have not had problems with it no matter when I take it and it has worked wonders for the 5 years I have been on it.
"We can't beat this disease, YET, but we can't let it beat us!"

"Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:34

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