Well, I have been on 6-mp for quite a while now (along with pentasa)...and they were one of my best maintenance drugs I'd been on...and believe me, i'd tried alot!! It kept my UC in decent control for a long time....and during that time, I felt good. I don't think I"ve noticed any side effects from it, other than it did elevate my liver enzymes, and sure I'm always a bit fatigued, but that may have been due to being a busy working mom....but I felt good. However, I did get the worst flare I'd ever had back in Nov....(not sure why)...but now I"m on remicade as well, as the 6-mp and pentasa...and hopefully back in remission?? (currently tapering off pred, and down to 5mg twice a day).......good luck with trying it if you decide too....oh and welcome to the site!! :o)
41 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo). Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05. (Complete remission from Nov. 07 to July 08 d/t Remicade) hoping for remission again after this current flare.
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07, 2/14/08, 4/10/08, 6/08, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 15 units daily, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily, and pro-biotics daily.