I've been taking 6MP since end February after massive blood transfusions, but also take 6 x 750mg of Colazide (mesalazine) as well. The colazide by itself at 4 a day weren't strong enough for me (a la the massive bleeding) but 6 a day was. I think the Dr wants to slowly convert me over to just 6MP. Been off pred since 18 May and no flares so I figure the 3-6 months everyone is saying is probably right!
Officially diagnosed Jan 2005 with UC & anthropathy arthritis, RV Fistula April 2005
Misdiagnosed for over 20 years re the above!
4 DVTs and 1 PE (blood clots) Nov 2007 (caused by flare ups)
Oesteopenia in right hip and spine (caused by pred)
Present meds: 6 x 750mg Colazide, 50mg 6MP, off warfarin but on stage 3 clinical drug trial Rivaroxaban
Take 1000IU Vit D, calcium, magnesium, vit C, vit B, Evening Primrose Oil