My doctor was pushing Remicade when the 6MP didn't seem to be doing the trick. I did a lot of reading about
it and it definitely is NOT for me. I was exposed to the TB virus back in the 60's when I worked in a hospital lab and test positive for it on my skin test but my chest xray is negative. Which means that it is lying dormant somewhere inside me and Remicade could activate the virus and I sure don't want that. As a matter of fact, my GI's associate even agreed with me! Now my GI doctor said that there were some fatalities on patients that were on the 6MP and received Remicade. My main problem is ulcerative proctitis and believe me, it is one stubborn disease.
Boxermom...I see you take flaxseed oil. Any luck with that and what type do you take...the one with lignans?
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****.