Sorry again with 6mp

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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 195
   Posted 7/10/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
When I first started 6mp the doctor told me not to take it with food because it would make me really sick and unproductive. Is this true?
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 May 2005
Total Posts : 511
   Posted 7/10/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
When I was on it, I took it in the morning before leaving the house for work. I don't eat breakfast
until I get to work but my doctor never said anything to me about taking it on an empty stomach.
I don't think it really matters but thats just my opinion.
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 Feb 2008
Total Posts : 298
   Posted 7/10/2008 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I always took my 6MP with food or yogurt. On the side of my 6MP bottle it said, "Take with food or milk." I never took my 6MP on an empty stomach, but that's just me! I would think that taking it on an empty stomach would make the side affects worse, but I'm not sure.

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 730
   Posted 7/10/2008 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I always try to take mine with food, and like lilturbo, the bottle that mine comes in says "take with food".
Matthew McKenna,

"I'm just along for the ride."

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Date Joined Nov 2005
Total Posts : 1340
   Posted 7/11/2008 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I mixed it up and never noticed a difference btwn taking it w/ or w/o food.
Currently in remission!

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 730
   Posted 7/11/2008 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Just make sure you don't wash it down with alcohol.
Matthew McKenna,

"I'm just along for the ride."

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Date Joined Jan 2003
Total Posts : 734
   Posted 7/11/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Like "inflamed" I have never noticed a difference taking mine with or without food.  I usually take mine in the monring rather I eat or don't eat.
"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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