Well, I had an AWFUL apointment with a surgeon two years ago. I waited 3 hours past my appointment and then he performed the most painful insensitive rectal exam possible (I had a severe fissure). It hurt so bad I kicked the nurse by reflex! Then I asked the doctor what I could take for the pain and he said ADVIL!!!!! Freaking crohn's surgeon told me to take an NSAID. I told him I couldn't because I have crohn's. He said "why not?". I asked if he thought I should have surgery, if it was bad enough, he said "I don't know, I've never had a fissure.It depends on your pain toleration".
How did I handle it? I cried all the way home, driving while standing and yelling "YOU STUPID MOTHER######!!!" as loud as I could until my throat was raw.
Every now and then my GI will try to refer me back to the same surgeon. NO WAY!!!!!!
I hope you find a good doctor. My regular GI is great.
Post Edited By Moderator (CrohnieToo) : 3/27/2008 11:33:22 PM (GMT-6)
I may have an explanation for the nausea. When I was on the same dose as you for the Pentasa I began to think I had morning sickness the nausea was so bad, the smell of toast used to really push it over the edge.
I saw my GP who said the nausea was probably a side effect from the Pentasa. He told me, quite logically, that the only thing keeping stomach acid in your stomach is gravity. So when you lie down and try to go to sleep the acid goes with gravity. One of the jobs of the Pentasa is to produce more stomach acid so your food is broken down more throughly.
I now take Omprazole every evening before bed, it helps reduce stomach acid. But the exact drug and dosage has reduced as I have reduced the Pentasa.
Hope this helps, sorry I can't help with the snotty Dr.