I started taking 6-MP in July 08 after having no luck with steroids and other drugs. Symptoms came under control - not cured -within about
6 weeks. I put back on 10 lbs that I really needed. Main side effects are extreme fatigue, insomnia & white blood cell count is low. 50 mg per day. It has been more effective than anything else I've tried and when I've attempted to stop taking symptoms return within days. It's not perfect, but it's keeping me together and that's all I'm taking.
Female, 39 - diagnosed with UC in 2000