Elaine...questions about the 6MP

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 3/4/2009 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
     Hi Elaine!  How are you doing on the 6MP?  I have been very tired lately.  Could be that I took Ambien CR to sleep.  I'm just glad I am having my monthly blood count drawn next Monday.  Hope the white count went up.  I cannot afford to have it drop lower.
     How often are you having your CBC's drawn?  Ask your doctor what your white count is ok?  Please tell me what it is too.  I am concerned about having mine at 2.4. 
     We'll be away a few days, so I won't see your answer till Friday.  Hope you are feeling better.
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.

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 3/4/2009 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   

Doctor has said nothing about blood tests.  I see him March 16.  I feel ok but having a little light-headed and waking up about 4 or 5 a.m. with nausea/sweating/etc. but the UC does that to me also.  I just had not had that for a while.  I am on my 5th day of 6MP and taking it at night now.


Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Tried all mesalamines and enemas, Canasa, etc.  Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal -hydrocortisone enemas 12 days - much worse. Cannot tolerate mesalamine!
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.
 Feb. 21 - down to 20 mg. - no blood, no pain, no bad side effects so far. Starting 6-MP Feb. 28 along with 20 mg. prednisone.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD

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