I took myself off the 6MP and Colazal last year and developed the WORSE flare ever. When my symptoms started again, I went back on the meds...too late. However, when I was admitted to the hospital, my pancreatic enzyme levels were at a very high level and my GI doctor immediately took me off the 6MP. He placed me back on the 6MP about three months later. For some reason or other the enzyme levels had returned to normal by the end of my hospitalization. I don't know whether this was just some fluke in the test or what. This was at the end of last summer. My white count is kinda low...2.9. I lowered my 6MP dosage from 75 to 50 one day and 25 the next. White count is still low. By the way, I have been on 6MP for over five years.
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.