Well, good thing I have an appointment in two weeks with the special specialist in Albany.
My blood tests came back good as far as white count, etc. I had been taking 50mg. 6MP and then one week before test went to 75 mg. 6MP. The test showed not at therapeutic level - meaning I need more - and I cannot tolerate more - too many side effects! OR NP said maybe I had not taken it long enough - they are not sure. BUT - good news is that I am not a candidate for anything toxic to happen taking it.
Hope Dr. MacDermott has some answers in two weeks. I am doing ok - blood and mucous mornings and taking Imodium for control when I have to.
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 - staying on 10 mg. prednisone also until visit with specialist.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.