It's good that you found a doctor you trust. That makes a world of difference. I've been on 6mp little over a year with good results. I only had mild side effects in the beginning but once my body became accustomed to it the side effects went away. The blood work, in the beginning, is somewhat daunting but well worth it. Without it, you or the doc won't know how you are responding to the med. But the longer you are on it, the less bloodwork you have to have done. In the beginning, I went every week, then every 2, then every 4 and now I only go in every 3 months unless my dosage changes - which it did recently and I'm back at every 2 weeks.
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Posted 11/29/2007 7:55 PM (GMT -7)
Hi. I've been on 6mp for about 1 year and 8 months. It took about 8 months for me to see any improvement in my condition. (I took Dipentum and a lot of other stuff during those 8 months.) I think that in general, the 6mp raised my baseline... I've not had a bad flare on it, although I have had some flaring.
If you think the blood work is daunting, try getting it done in another country in a foreign language! I was traveling for a long time and I needed to get my blood checked 4 times. Each time was a bit of an adventure!
I'd say that it's definitely worth trying and sticking with it for a while to see if you can get some benefit from it.
I've had no noticeable side effects from it at all. And I love taking just one pill a day.
UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it.
Currently it is Monday, January 21, 2019 1:49 PM (GMT -7)
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