Ok - probably dumb question! If I am taking an immune suppressant (6-MP) then why would I take something to boost my immune systme to avoid catching a cold? You gotta answer in plain English - nothing medical. Just doesn't make any sense to me.
I don't know if I have the answer that you are looking for, Elaine.
But what I do know is that from my doctor when I used to take 6MP is that you can't boost your immune system by exercising or whatever you do when you are on 6MP.
6MP just brings the level of white cells that fight off infections down. So if you catch something and your white blood cells are fighting it by phagocytosis or whatever it won't be effective because the number of white blood cells are somewhat down.
No wonder 6MP is used for people with leukemia as well.
JAMES - 19 Years old. 2nd year in college.
5'11. Pre-med student
Was bodybuilding for middle weight class at 175lb with 6%bf. then BOOM. UC kicked in for the first time in my life
Diagnosed with UC in Feb 2008. Lost 25lb in three weeks. Bloody hell diarrhea
Flare up in june 2008. took more antibiotics. Harder flare
Took prednisone for two months then 6mp. But I decided to get off on both.
10/08Started drinking hard liquors and once drank 15 shots in an hour.
Next day flare up.
11/08 Started anti-yeast regimen. I crapped out so much yeast. still crapping out yeast.
On: No med but zinc, cod liver oil, coral calcium, probiotics, threelac, alpha lipoic acid, chlorella, sea salt, garlic, aloe vera
in semi remission