Thanks for the info. So you both went back on the med/s (6MP or Imuran) that caused the white blood cells to decrease? I'm more than a little freaked to ever go on it again after all the fuss that was made about all this. I also want to have another baby soon too, but that is a whole other story. I know my TMPT, or whatever the acronym for the liver enzymes are that are measured when you are on Imuran were always on the low side, so I was never on more than 75mg. Luckily, I never got any kind of infection or anything, which is even more remarkable as I have a 2 year old who I'm sure is bringing in all sorts of fun germs into the house. I remember noticing simple cuts turning into infections and taking forever to heal when I was on Imuran. Christine, I have totally been there with the prednisone...the imuran was what helped me finally get off the pred, at least one of the times I was on it.
Diagnosed with UC in 2004
Currently on Sulfasalazine, taken off Imuran recently due to low white blood cell count, multivitamin, folic acid, calcium, 1200mg fish oil, VSL #3, magnesium
Now on iron supplements due to iron deficiency
Recently diagnosed with a bunch of food intolerances, which might explain UC: oats, walnuts, butter, lime, tea, coffee, some spices, cane sugar, squash, mozz. cheese, bean sprouts, cola, lettuce, peas