6-MP, like prednisone is very person to person when it comes to the level of effect per mg. For instance, the doc had to put my 6-MP up to 100mg per day to beat my immune system down to some useful level...
For me, I saw my WBC (white blood cell count) drop slowly over the space of 6 months before it stabilized off. For others, this happens very quickly.
No useful UC related effect kicked in till the 6 month mark for me, but others on this forum I have spoken to in other threads have had results as quickly as 3 weeks after starting on it (or Immuran - another immune suppression drug in the mercaptopurine family).
"We are dreamers, shapers, singers and makers..." - Elric, elder Technomage
- 28yo male, Australia. Diagnosed at 16yo;
- 2xColazide, twice a day; 1x6-mp twice a day; 1xAbatacept 10mg/kg per month;
- 1xZinc per day, 1xDesert spoon of Metamucil smooth orange 3 times a day;
- 3xGarlic Oil caps 3 times a day, 7mL Olive Leaf Extract 2 times a day.