Our son was put on 6MP when he was first diagnosed and it really helped him. It did take him a long time to get off the Pred (had to do it 2.5 mg at a time), but he did get off it after about nine months.
He now has anklosing spondylitis and is on Humira, so he's in the process of getting off the 6MP now. We've got our fingers crossed that it goes well.
Breast Cancer at 37; bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Colon resection 2004; Sub-Total colectomy September 2007 for colonic inertia - didn't work.
Son with UC; taking Asacol and 6MP with Prednisone and Rowasa added during flareups. Recently diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis - now on Humira.
Husband with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.