My doctor took me off the 6MP for about six weeks last year because my pancreatic enzyme level was off the wall when I was admitted to the hospital on May 3rd. He thought the 6MP was affecting my pancreas. Well, by May 8th, my enzyme levels had returned to normal. The middle of June I had my follow up appointment with my GI doctor and he put me BACK on the 6MP with close observance of blood tests. This time he put me on 75 mgm instead of the 50 I had been taking. My white count dropped to 2.4. I lowered my dose to 50 mgm one day and 25 the next three months ago. White count is still low. I see my GI doctor March 18th. Enzyme levels are still normal, by the way.
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.