Hi beefree and welcome. I have been on 6MP for about five years now. The doctor never recommended an immune booster. It does sound like a good idea, but it may defeat the purpose of the 6MP. What would be the purpose of taking an immunosuppressant if you take an immune booster? I do have my blood tested every month to make sure my white count doesn't dip below 3.5 When I was on 50 mgm of the 6MP my WBC was 7. Now the doctor has me taking 75 mgm of the 6MP because I have had a flare every year for the last three years. Sometimes I wonder about these drugs, if they are just a hit and miss (because no one knows the cause of UC). I refuse Remicade (which my doctor was pushing for a few years). I was exposed to the TB virus back in the 60's and Remicade can activate the virus which is dormant in my system.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!! Hope I don't jinx myself. Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks. Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.