I had an appointment with my GI doctor yesterday. My white count is down to 2.6. He said he doesn't want it to go lower than that and wants me to get monthly blood counts drawn, which I have been doing. This is the lowest my white count has ever been and frankly, I am quite concerned. I am a former lab tech and know you need white cells to combat infection in your system. Too low of a white count is dangerous.
What I am asking is.....for you people out there taking 6MP. What do your doctors want your white count levels to be before being very concerned? I am taking 50 mgm of the 6MP at the present time. He said there is another drug out there to boost the white count...forget it...I adamantly refuse to take another pill.
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.