Thanks for the replies. Yeah, FT work has been really hard this week, VERY fatigued, feel like I'm living under water, slow moving, etc. I did get the flu last weekend, which always increases my UC sx's so that's another issue--hey, have had the flu seven times in the past year and a half, it's been loads of fun. Had to take three days off this past week, so not feeling good about
that. I'm sure if I asked my GP would send me to a Rhumy MD, but, at this time, just don't want any more tests or DX--I may feel different next week--I just threw that bit about
the HMO b/c, although the bonus thing is true, I get very weary about
why or why not is the MD not exploring my additional sx's further; 10 years ago, I was initially told that the blood that was streaming from my anus for six months was just hemorrhoids (had never heard of UC before and so didn't want it to be cancer, so I went with what the MD said until I couldn't ignore it any longer).