Started 6mp on June 1st for pouchitis. Already fatigued due to Ankylosing Spondylitis. Already wasn't driving. Had to quit my job to get one within walking distance (2/10 of a mile). Now I have NO appetite, in fact my digestion is very upset when I do eat. Takes about 24 hrs to fully digest a meal.

Trying to not eat too much since when I DO start going it's every 30 to 60 minutes and it's very painful,crampy,bloody and small. I already can;t lay down for more than a few hours with my neck and back in the shape they are. And now I can't eat without feeling like my UC is back in full swing.

Dr shen says the med takes a month to start working. I guess he means helping lol. Anybody else taking this med? I think I may have to apply for disability. I don;t want to have to do that but i can;t just get by on my good looks, ya know? He wrote my script for a year. I'm barely alive let alone steadily earning income. ?????

SDorry for the wacky letter. I can't really put my thoughts together very well lately either. time is flying by like really fast. thanks fpr reading this.
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I've taken 6MP for about 8 years. Originally I was told that the drug takes 3 to 4 months to start working, longer than the 1 month Dr. Shen mentioned. While waiting for the drug to work I took steroids but I haven't had to take steroids since the 6MP started working.

Bottom line: no flares (fingers crossed) in 8 years so my advice is to hang in there. I hope it works for you too!

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