I've been on 6MP for CD for about 8 months and I have found it to be fantastic! I was previously on Azathioprine for a short time before I developed an allergy to it, and although Mercaptopurine is in the same drug family I have luckily not been allergic to it. Although I had every symptom of crohns, and every side effect of pancreatitis for azathioprine I have (touch wood) remained unscathed by 6MP.
Just started 6mp today for chrons disease and very concerned about the side effects. Im on half of a pill of 6mp for two weeks then a whole pill after that. I am also on 4 pills a day of endocort and 8 pills a day of pentasa. Not to mention vitamens. I have felt sick most of the day today, just wish something would work. Its exhausting being on so much medicine. I was diagnosed with Crohns in Dec., big lifestyle change for only being 26. Ive had no weight loss or bowel problems the only thing I suffer with is pain and vomitting.
Started 6mp a month ago, only on 25mg at the moment. Was previously on aza for 4 years but they switched me in the hope it would stop my nausea. I find out on Monday whether I stay on it but I am concerned that I havent tolerated it like aza and am experiencing side effects, including joint pain (just sprained my ankle literally after walking down a step), nausea etc. Im not liking it much, but its got to be better than surgery at 22.
I've been on 6mp almost 3 years and it's been the only thing to work for me to take me out of an almost 3 and 1/2 year uncontrollable flare. I do experience side effects with it fatigue being the number one that hasn't subsided. I had joint pain at first but that went away after 6 months or so. In the beginning I also had constant nausea but that too subsided. The fatigue is real bad but I always look at the alternative and this is much better.
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