I've been on 6mp about
5 months. Be sure to get regular bloodwork if you start taking it. When I was at 100mg 6mp my liver enzymes went above normal but they dropped back down when I decreased my 6mp dosage back to 75mg. I don't have much appetite, which I think is due to the 6mp but its hard to be sure. I'm also more tired, have drier more wrinkly skin (noticeable loss of skin elasticity), thinning hair and low body temperature, but any of those symptoms could be due to my UC itself, lingering effects of the prednisone (which I got off a month ago), lack of some nutrient since my digestion isn't so good, or some non-UC condition. I don't think all of my complaints are a direct result of the 6mp.
- female 41, diagnosed ulcerative colitis Feb 2005
- glad to be off prednisone (was on April thru Sept)
- currently 6-MP/mercaptopurine/purinethol 75 mg, gradually tapering off asacol/mesalamine, canasa 1000mg nightly
- VSL#3, fiber supplements, multivitamin, chewable calcium, fish oil, biotin, sometimes iron pills