IF those were my only 3 med choices I would go w/6MP first in a heart beat.
Actually, I'm on a relative of 6MP. I'm on Imuran (azathioprine). I consider Remicade and Humira a heck of a whole lot scarier than Imuran or 6MP!!
I've been on Imuran since early 2003. It takes a while for Imuran or 6MP to kick in and take full effect so I was on Cipro and Imuran plus my normal Pentasa for the first 6 months I was on Imuran. I opted for the Cipro instead of Entocort which was the first suggested med to assist the Imuran. And you do not have to have blood draws every month w/6MP. It is usually something like draw for "norms", start the 6MP, draw at one week, at one month, at one month, at 3 months, at 3 months and every 3 months thereafer.
It sounds like you are a good candidate for 6MP. Your disease activity is mild enough there is a good chance it will respond well to the 6MP and that you will have the time for the 6MP to take full effect.
Hey, even low grade inflammation does its damage, it just takes a bit longer for the damage to show up. You want to STOP the inflammation. You want to attain full remission not just symptomatic remission.
Good luck and God bless.
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Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 9/16/2012 12:08:53 PM (GMT-6)