What dose did you take or are you taking? Right now I am taking 100mgs of 6mp on Monday and Thursday and 50mgs for rest of the days.
I am told weight is a factor in determining the dosage amount. If you don't mind saying so (optional), about how much did you weigh at the time? When I started I weighed around 115lbs. I am now at 130lbs. I think they base the initial dose on weight and then tweak it depending on how you are metabolizing it.
How often did you get blood work checked at first? I had to have my blood drawn weekly for about a month, then every 2 weeks for a month and then once a month. I am now at every 3 months.
Was your blood work normal? My WBC dipped a little in the beginning but then it stabilized. My numbers are good now. But my GI was watching it pretty closely for a while.
Did they check anything besides CBC (complete blood count) and CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel)? I'm not sure if the CMP is the same as liver function but that is mainly what I get tested for, CBC and liver.
Did you have any negative side effects that you were pretty sure were from the 6-MP? The main side effects that I experienced were headaches, fatigue and slight nausea. Nothing too major and once my body got used to the med, all the side effects stopped.
If you stayed on 6-MP, how effective has it been and how long did it take to kick in? For me it took about 7 weeks before I noticed a slight difference but it took about 3 months for me to see the full result. I have now been on 6mp for 1 1/2 years. It has helped me tremendously. I still flare but not as severe as before.
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