Hey Gail, My doctor doesnt know anything that is going on because I havent seen him since September. I did have an appointment with him in December, but he had a family emergency and had to fly back to England. So I am waiting till the 13th to see him again. He wants me to go on a diet that would cost me 3400 dollars. All liquid. I refuse because I can't afford it. I saw a dietician and we talked about ensure instead, but then she emailed and said the doc wanted this special canned nutrtion, nothing else. :( I was recently in the hospital after a colonscopy gone bad. That's when the doctor in the emerg who was seeing me then said my G.I. suggested the predigested diet for 2 months. I looked into and it would have costed 6000 through the pharmacy. So when I had the appointment with the dietician I thought that it would be the ensure which would be less expensive, but not by much. Its cheaper to go through the dieticians for the other supplement. 2600 cheaper but still that is way to much.
Been doing ensure today and making me feel a little bit better, but we will see what happens.
Age:22/6"1'/146lb - Diagnosed: 2001 @ age 15 now 22
First time mom as of March 8th 2008
Past drugs: Pentasa, Flagyl, Budesonide, Prednisone, tons of Antibiotics, Didrocal, 6mp
Past herbal remedies and vitamins:Probiotics, Omega 3&6, Prenatal vitamins, B12, Calcium, iron, vit C, vit D, vit E, Selenium, mineral drops
Current drugs: Valtrex, Methotrexate as of October 2008
Problems:Fissure and Tags on rectum, blood clots, Chronic UTI's, Osteopenia, Ulcers in my decending Colon
No surgeries....yet. Gone through 5 G.I.'s found a 6th G.I. crossing my fingers
Procedures: 4 colonoscopies, 1 upper endoscopy, 2 barium swallows, 1 biopsy of the fissure and tag (chron's affected)