Now my question is....
After taking 6 MP since February 28 - 50mg. (I went up to 75mg. for one week after 50 mg. for 5 weeks and then doctor ordered the prometheus test to see how it was doing - and the lab did the wrong test - they tested for celiac which I don't have). Now after several more weeks of 50 mg. I am going up to 75 once again for a week and then having the right prometheus test done. Of what use will it be after so long. The doctor said he is trying to find out if the 6MP will work for me and if I should keep taking it. I have now taken it for nearly 3 months. YIKES! Also, tapering to 15mg. prednisone -been on 20 mg. for weeks - starting tomorrow. Hope this works as he is reffering me to a special specialist in Albany if not!!
I am sorry but quess I am too old to understand what AMK77 wrote. I can't believe I am sensitive to that gene or could that be at higher doses since I get more side effects past 50 mg. - headaches, dizzy, sweating, etc.
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009
75mg. 6 MP added on 4/8/2009 - waiting for CBC and Prometheus tests
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.