I understand how scary it is to make the decision to take these drugs. Both my kiddos are on Imuran/6mp. I cried and cried when I had to follow the doctors recommendation to put my kids on these drugs. My son (Imuran) did have a quite a a bit of hair loss, but not sure if it was the Imuran, the Prednisone or just the fact that his body was so stressed and under nourished from a year long flare. He has been on it since June and is doing really well right now. His liver will not allow him to take a dose that is considered therapeutic, but hopefully the dose he is on will work for him. My 8 year old takes 6mp and I don't think that she has had any noticeable side effects. Her dose is not at the therapeutic level either, but we'll leave it where it is for now since she is doing so well right now. They both have regular blood tests to check liver, white counts, etc.
I hope that all goes well for you and that you don't have any nasty side effects. Both my kids take their doses at dinner and that seems to work well for them.
My daughter was just diagnosed exactly one week before you!
Julie - Mom of Son 16 UC dx 07/02, Sulfasalazine, Imuran, folic acid, L. Reuteri, Zyrtec, Iron, Biotin, Vit/Min
& Daughter 8 UC dx 08/07 Colazal, Prednisone, 6MP, Iron, Vit/Min.
Post Edited (keylime) : 11/5/2007 5:43:20 PM (GMT-7)