6-MP and blood tests....

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kops2da
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   Posted 3/9/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Christine and all those interested in my doc not ordering blood tests before/during 6MP use.  I am on my 9th day of 6MP and called NP about lab tests, etc. before my appointment next Monday with the doctor.  She stayed very "cool" but seemed genuinely surprised that I had not had any CBC or other tests before starting prednisone or 6MP.  We both agreed it must have been an oversight as he ordered the 6MP phoned in to the pharmacy, etc. 
Long story anyway - Rachael, my NP, is calling in the labs and I am going to give some blood, etc. Thursday.  She agreed he should have a baseline and maybe he thought he did - as I had blood tests last summer is all.
I had called the NP about some of symptoms returning slightly and worried about that.  I had a little bloody mucous this morning since not seeing blood for over a month - DARN!
ElaineNY
 
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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.
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Red_34
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   Posted 3/9/2009 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
That's a relief to know that you will be finally getting the bloodwork. I hope everything turns out ok for you. Yes, it's a little frustrating when you don't see the blood and then all of a sudden there it is again.
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