My GI told me that it does not take 3-6 months to kick in unless you start at a very small dose and work your way up to it. (just repeating what I was told about azathioprine, which I believe is close to 6mp).
I started azathioprine/cipro/hydrocortisone e's at the same time and in a couple of weeks I had great improvement........don't know which is responsible, but I have since stopped the e's.
IMO - (based on thinking the anitbiotic is not a maintenance drug) We all need to be on some kind maintenance drug to reduce flares and symptoms. I would be leery of reducing or discontinuning the 6MP, since she is doing well or at least give her some more time of feeling well before changing, it would be terrible for her if she went through another flare again so soon.
I know some do not agree w/me, but that is my 2 cents.
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ almost in remission
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 30mg 1xday (taper 5mg a week from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.