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Jan 13, 2012 · Crohn's+6-MP+Fatigue in Digestive Health

6-MP is short for 6-Mercaptopurine. It’s a chemo drug that suppresses the immune system. I’ve come to realize that my fatigue is from anemia of chronic disease and “nothing can be done to treat it.” It’s really tough being fatigued 24/7/365. I’ve not been myself since acquiring Crohn’s. I used to be a very energetic happy person… now I am blah.

What kind of drugs are Mesalamine and Budesonide?

I’m trying the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) now. On week 2 and it’s not going as well as I had hoped. Have you tried diet, probiotics, etc.?

Thank you for your reply; I appreciate it =)

Oct 6, 2011 · Crohn's+6-MP+Fatigue in Digestive Health

Any fellow Crohnies, who take 6-MP, experience severe fatigue?

I am in remission (but with some inflammation), have normal blood work with the exception of borderline low hemoglobin (11.1) and high ferritin (so NO iron-deficiency anemia). I can sleep all day and wake up exhausted.

5 years with CD of terminal ileum and ileocecal valve
50 mg 6-MP

Oct 6, 2011 · Irritable Bowel Syndrome-Constipation in Digestive Health

I have IBS-C as well. I think I’ve tried everything under the sun to get things moving regularly. Some things have worked for a week or two, but then stop working. I tried Miralax on four separate occasions and reacted very negatively all four times — so I won’t use it ever again. I discovered that my IBS-C is eased significantly when I use unrefined gray sea salt (sparingly) on my food and drink coconut water. Sounds odd, but the minerals from the unrefined sea salt and the fiber, electrolytes, and potassium from the coconut water balance things out and I don’t have constipation any longer. I also drink a lot of water through out the day. I’d had constipation for 40 years and IBS-C for 26 years.