Sad Mom...I wish I had some definite answers for you, but with so many variations of the disease the only thing for us to do is try to find what works for each of us. For instance, I can not take flagyl at all even though it was starting to heal my fistula. I can however drink milk without any problems---others can not handle any milk.
Iron supplements are common. I am on iron and B12 supplements plus other daily vitamins to make up for what I can not absorb or the part of my intestine that was removed.
As far as 6mp, I had many of the same concerns you have. The only thing I can recommend is research as much as you can. At this point in my disease status (many years with remission on just Pentasa, but recently falling out of remission), I am still waiting to start the 'big gun" medicines. That is my personal preference based on the meds versus my current ability to enjoy life without them. It is a give and take and you have to decide when the quality of life issues outweigh the concerns of possible side effects. Many people on here have found great relief with 6mp and I would go through the old posts with 6mp or imuran in them to read the details from those that have had the experience.
By the way, the bleeding, is it bright red blood or darker. That would be a good thing to tell the doc as it gives an idea where the blood is coming from (fissure, internal issues, etc)
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that,
stable with Pentasa
, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, only on B12 and vitamin supplements now
I'm riding on the escalator of life....