Make sure your Dr. does the appropriate blood work before prescribing any of the immune suppressing meds.
My Dr. did a test that showed that my body does not produce an enzyme that is needed to work with those drugs.
The test showed that I am the 1 in 800 people who CANNOT ever take those meds because of the chance of reducing white cells and escalating to lymphoma.
That is a risk neither of us are willing to take.
I am amazed that such a test exists and thank god we know this ahead of time!
Newly diagnosed August 2008
Currently on 15mg prednisone, 12 Asacol per day, Mesaline enema nightly,Multi vitamin, Omega 3 and Calcium
Realizing that disease is a real pain in the ass!
Mother of a 5 year old and 12 old trying to get through each day with a smile on my face!