Posted 10/25/2007 12:24 PM (GMT -6)
Hi!! I have had crohn's for 23 years - have a colostomy due to diseased rectum - I have been on 6 mp for 11 years along with asacol. During the spring I was feeling lousy so my gi put me in for a colonoscopy. I was definitely in a flare with the start of a fistual. GI upped my 50 mg of 6 mp to 100 mg to see if this would take care of the flare and fistual. Symptoms remained the same so we decided to try remicade. Just had my 3rd treatment week and half ago with full dosage(9 vials). Still no relief. I am still fatigued, tired, D not bad, joint aches and bad mental confusion. Had my bloodwork done and showed my liver levels were raised. Gi said not bad levels--In all my years of being on 6 mp never once did I have elevated liver levels. My question is do you think my symptoms and the remicade along with the 6 mp are making the levels raise? My Gi said to start taking 50 mg of 6 mp and call him in 2 weeks--he thinks 6mp has to do with the fatigue and tired. Should I make GI check into this more? The last thing I want is Liver problems that are not fixable. Anyone else had similar problem? Any suggestions would be appreciated.