I just read your answer to one of the posts. You say you got pancreatitis from the 6MP. When I was admitted to the hospital last year my amylase and lipase levels were off the wall and the doctor took me off the 6MP immediately. However, by the end of my hospitalization, ten days later, all tests returned to normal limits. Since I was unable to get off the prednisone (took several months), three months later the doctor put me back on 75 mgm of 6MP with close blood monitoring. My white count went down to 2.4, so I cut the 6MP to 50 mgm. I really shouldn' t have done that but with my grandkids around with stuffy noses all the time and the flu, I was quite concerned. I managed to stay out of a flare until about a month ago. Now back flaring. White count up to 4.0. Now the doc said up the 6MP to 100 mgm...ugh. Did you go back on the 6MP? What were your symptoms when you had pancreatitis? I didn't have any symptoms from that....just the usual ulcerative proctitis stuff...bleeding, urgency.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning. Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure. Getting old is a b****.