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Big Dog
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/6/2008 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Changed to new 6MP recently and the dose was doubled.  Felt fine on the generic 6MP but I guess it wasn't metabolizing properly.  The day of the first dose of new 6MP dizziness started, then vomiting began.  It's now been over a week of these symptoms.  Didn't take any 6MP meds yesterday and feeling better.  Had bloodwork done and liver function is fine but the SED rate and CRP rate are elevated.  Normally UC symptoms show up with this.  Horrible joint pain is one symptom and of course the bloody stools.  But nothing.  Can I chalk this SED and CRP elevation up to body's response to new 6MP?  Maybe the dosing is too much as it's double what the first 6MP was? 

bookworm21
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   Posted 8/6/2008 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you talked to the GI yet? If not, I would suggest to call and let him/her know.
 
I had nausea and horrible diarrhea only after taking 2 days of 6MP, and I was hospitalized for fluids a few days later and told to stop 6MP immediately even though all my labs came back okay.
 
The dose and/or the new med could be the problem, but I definitely talk to the GI.
Female, Age 19, Dx w/ UC August 2007
9 Asacol, Rowasa1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
Digestive Advantage (Crohn's & Colitis)1 Florastor, 50 mg 6MP,1 Primadophilus reuteri, Remicade (3rd infusion 07/08), 2.4 g Lialda, 1 Forvia, 6 Colazal/day
*surgery tentatively scheduled for September


Big Dog
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 62
   Posted 8/6/2008 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Pediatric GI says to start the 6MP again but to cut the dose in half - to 50mg day for my 60 lb daughter.  So tomorrow we're going for it.  Today was fabulous - just another fun day of summer - no symptoms of UC, no dizziness, no vomiting.....yeah!
Mother of 8 yo UC patient
20 mg prednisone daily
.5 mg prednisone daily
Asacol 6 pills daily
Lialda 3 pills daily
Prevacid
6MP generic
Purinethol brand name 6MP
Fish Oil, Probiotics, Immune System Boosters


bbc
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   Posted 8/6/2008 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Is she still taking the Lialda?

Big Dog
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 62
   Posted 8/7/2008 9:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, she's been taking Lialda since January. 3 each a day. Dr said to stay on it until the 6MP kicks in. I guess it takes up to 6 months to work? She's been on the generic 6MP for 4 months.
Mother of 8 yo UC patient
20 mg prednisone daily
.5 mg prednisone daily
Asacol 6 pills daily
Lialda 3 pills daily
Prevacid
6MP generic
Purinethol brand name 6MP
Fish Oil, Probiotics, Immune System Boosters

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