UCyousee - just curious what exactly are the symptoms when you "didn't process" it well?
Hmm I can't remember the specifics as I wasn't on Azathioprine for long due to the low TPMT levels - I'd have to look back on old letters to give an accurate answer of what led to the switch to 6-MP after a short period of time. It was probably blood test results and me feeling really unwell.
While on the 6-MP (mercaptopurine) I was pale, very tired, easily caught colds that would knock me out as though I had flu, and had a really horrible suppressed mood that I could tell was caused by the medication, and it didn't get me into remission. I generally felt pretty unwell while taking it (not due to the flare up - it was different - that horrible feeling of taking medication that makes you feel unwell).
In contrast I had very few problems with Humira. I remember that when I started on it my hair would fall out and regrow quite quickly which left me with fluffy baby hair at the front (I wasn't going bald although I remember worrying that's what was happening - it just seemed to be regenerating quicker), but I got loads of energy, and I haven't had problems with mood or lowered immunity.
Sadly Humira is no longer working for me so I'm back to the trial and error of switching drugs.
I do find it interesting that with UC what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for another.
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