I have never been switched over to Aza but before I started 6mp I had a Prometheus test that showed that I would be more responsive to 6mp then Aza. Aza breaks down to 6mp in the liver and if someone is missing a certain element (enzyme?) then they will unable to break down the Aza into 6mp which is why some are on Aza and others are on 6mp. While being on an immune suppressor, it doesn't guarantee that you won't ever flare again. It can make your flares easier to handle though and maybe less severe. If you continue to have flares while taking 6mp or Aza then the doc should do a Metabolites test from Prometheus to see how you are metabolizing it and at what rate. This will help determine if the drug has stopped working or it that it is not at the therepeudic level. Some people, like myself, have such a wacky metabolism that no matter how many increases they have, their body will just not be able to be at proper level. That is when you know that these meds are failing you. Your body is still becoming accustomed to this med at 6 months and you may not be at your proper level.
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