I posted an intro about myself this morning in this thread if you're interested:
I have recently started 6-MP/ mercaptopurine/ purinethol and am curious to know:
What dose did you take or are you taking?
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? I weigh about 120 pounds.
How often did you get blood work checked at first?
Was your blood work normal?
Did they check anything besides CBC (complete blood count) and CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel)?
My blood work after 2 weeks on 50 mg was abnormally low in several areas. But instead of taking me off my doctor increased the 6-MP dose from 50mg to 75mg. Hence some of my concerns/questions. If it was the 6-MP causing CBC and CMP numbers to drop (hard to prove at this point if it truly was due to 6-MP) then I think the problems will increase with the increased dose. My next blood work isn't until 3 weeks after the previous blood work so I'm biting my nails wondering stuff meanwhile.
Did you have any negative side effects that you were pretty sure were from the 6-MP?
If you stayed on 6-MP, how effective has it been and how long did it take to kick in?
If you got off the 6-MP, why did you?
- diagnosed ulcerative colitis Feb 2005
- currently 25mg prednisone (tapering down), 75 mg 6-MP/mercaptopurine/purinethol (just started), asacol/mesalamine 4800mg (4 pills x 3 times day), 1 Canasa 1000 nightly, VSL#3, multivitamin, calcium, fish oil, sometimes digestive enzymes
Post Edited (piper_chris) : 6/23/2008 8:42:15 PM (GMT-6)