Has anyone else had the same experience.... (deju vu: didn't someone on the board write a very funny letter to 6mp when it made them sick)
I was on 50mg 6mp which was the beginning dose for someone my size. I took it for two weeks with little side effect. Then I started to notice daily nausea that would come in waves. Normal smells, movements and sounds seemed to bring on these waves. After a three days, I began throwing up many times (dry heaves), having constant diarrhea and experiencing pains all over my abdomen and in my stomach.
At first I thought it was a virus and I didn't take any meds for a few days because i couldn't keep anything down. When I felt a little better I started all my medication and a few hours the whole vomiting/diarrhea thing started again with really horrible stomach pain. I felt ill for several more days before I started to improve again. I never lose weight, but I dropped about eight pounds.
I reported it to doc who said to try it 6mp again. I also had bloodwork drawn that did not show any adverse effect from the 6mp.
A week later (Last Night) I took another 6mp at around 8:30 and by 11:30 the horrendous cramps started and I spent a miserable night running back and forth between bed and bathroom. I am still feeling ill and in pain now, but have recovered enough to move around a little.
I can't believe how painful the reaction to 6mp was and is !! It has stolen hours and days of my life the last few weeks at a time when my family really needs me. (my 82 year old dad was recently diagnosed with lung cancer)
I am going to destroy the leftover 6mp pills but have yet to come up with a scenario appropriately nasty that will represent the spite I feel toward them.
Meanwhile, I am supposed to get the ball rolling for remicade this week. I can't help but feel diappointed about moving from pills that cost me 10 bucks a month to one that cost thousands of dollars.
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
6mp * asacol 12/daily * rowasa pm * cortifoam am
Culturelle Probiotic - prilosec - metamucil capsules
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa
i can't complain, but sometimes i still do. lifes been good to me so far. -joe walsh