My huisband was prescribed 6MP, while it isn't Azathioprine, it is also an immune suppresent with with side affects and the risks of cancer.
I think each person has to assess their personal situation. Like every other treatment, it seems to affect each one differently.
We opted out because he already has a history of cancer. We thoguht it would increase the chances of it coming back, and we aren't up to that, on top of this right now. Actually, who am I foolin', we aren't up to that ever again We decided to try changing his diet. I see that SCD has a high success rate for remission.
We just recently have started the switch to SCD, while my husband is headed into remission. LBM only now, after 4 months. We also started slow, because we wanted to make sure that this was something we could adjust to and not spend a whole lot to just try it and fail. I have found so many recipes and resources! I was very excited. I thought it would be hard to change our diet, but I have found a new version of our normal recipes throughout the links I have been given or have come across on my own.
husband's: secretary, cook, researcher, housekeeper, wife, nurse, comforter, etc. and loving every minute of it!
Husband Diagnosed CD 7/06:
currently taking:Tramadl, PRN, every 6 hours -takes off the edge; Dicyclomine 10mg PRN, 4 hrs; Asacol
1200mg 3X, too high, 800mg 3x;Prednisone 40mg taper; Intestinew, herbal-positive results; Calcium; Centrum multi-vitamin; Potassium RX