My docs had me on prednisone while i started taking my 6mp. And as i tapered down the pred. the 6mp would be taking effect was his logic. It seemed to be alright. Although i have abnormal liver test which he says kept me from being able to be on a tharaputic dose (he said this in jan. after a bad flare), althought i am still taking the 6mp. So if you want a "quick fix" ask your doc about pred. although the side effects are killer. I am always placed on pred. during a flare for the "quick fix", becuase i end up lossing so much blood and need transfusions or i end up fainting and sleeping all the time.
age 20, diagnosed december 2006
meds: Asacol 400mg 4 pills 3x a day; 6-mp 75mg MWF, 50mg SSTTH; 2x iron supplament; 250mg v-C; one-a-day; protonix; prednisone 25mg for one more week! (in the middle of a tapper, down from 40mg started 1/1/08)
low residue diet
Remicade????--pondering, next step