I was put on 6-mp about
a month ago and have been told that it can take up to 6 months for my colitis to start to heal. I am currently on 5 mg of pred and going off of it next week. I am on 4g of Pentasa a day. So starting next week I will be on 75mg 6-mp and 4g of Pentasa a day. I take a multi-vitamin daily.
My doctor went to a conference at Johns Hopkins where they said that some people do not need to be on steroids for 6-mp to work effectively. Is this true? If so, has anyone else heard it? I think the treatment is working because I seem to be going less frequently and there is less blood in the stool.
I've been flaring since early April and been on prednisone since then and that's why I'm tapering off.
Basically, is anyone else on 6-mp and can they offer advice on what they did that has helped them.
Post Edited (Steve11) : 11/6/2007 8:09:16 AM (GMT-7)