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Jen77
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   Posted 9/15/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
If you guys remember I was having a terrible time with my GI doc. In serious need of a new one. I was still figuring out what to do, as I could only go to this one group with my insurance, and they are terrible with letting you switch.
 
But today I was looking up doctors on my insurance's website, and sure enough they take more now!! YIPPEEE!!! They take another office that has several in there, as well as some doctors who have single practices. I am so happy that I'm not stuck with this one place now! So now I just need to get my primary to refer me to a doctor elsewhere. I hope that won't be difficult.
 
But on the other hand I don't really like idea of starting all over too. I imagine the new one will want to do the whole round of testing to see things for themselves. I'm also afraid it will look good in there, if I'm in remission, and they will snatch my diagnosis away. Even with all my history (considering my old GI was too wishy washy to stick to the Crohn's diagnosis he gave me, and was treating me for 2 years for). After 10 years of going without treatment, or a diagnosis, I can't imagine going back to square one again. All very scary for me. cry But I know I can't stay with this guy though!
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Just finished tapering off Prednisone *YEAH*, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).


FitzyK23
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   Posted 9/15/2008 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm sure if you bring your records from your old GI you wouldn't need to start from scratch. But I hear you fear loud and clear. Starting new IS scary. But I had a bad doc and got a new one when I moved and am so much happier!
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


gachrons
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   Posted 9/15/2008 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jen Glad you now have a chance to get another Dr. and don't worry about things until you have reason to . I sure hope that you get referred and that things go good. I dislike going to new Dr's but sometimes it works. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 9/15/2008 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I agree with Fitzy. you just get your medical records before seeing a new doctor. I did that when i found a new internest DR.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital

in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.

My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
Also diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis


Jen77
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   Posted 9/15/2008 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm hoping we won't have to start all over with tests. I'm coming up on 3 years next February, since my last Colonoscopy. So I know I probably won't get away with that much longer. LOL I just hope a new doctor will be more flexible with what preps I can use. My last was half golytly and too bad if I couldn't even keep it down. That just doesn't fly with me! I still worry about them doing it though when I'm in remission. Seems like they can ignore a lot of history and symptoms just based on what they see on one test, and that is beyond frustrating!

But I am happy I have options on a doctor at least. I've been so down about having to choose someone else from that same office, then fighting to even see them! So this is a good thing in that respect!
~Jennifer
 
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Taking Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure). Tapered off prednisone a month ago!

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