frustrated with this GI doctor! Is this normal doctoring procedures????

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   Posted 10/12/2009 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, so, you already know that my husband has been going through these flare ups for about 10 years or so now. And  I mentioned that this year, he's already had 5 flare ups or more- the longest lasting 10 days- he still has minor cramps now.. but no diarrhea, etc...
So, we go for colonscopy, endoscope, and ct scans- had those all done- my husband had much blood work done- etc..
so, this has been week three since we first saw the doctor in his office- at that time, he said to my husband you are depressed, etc.. well of course, he is.. he's been sick and lost much weight for over a year now.
so, he has the colonoscopy done, and a ct scan done the same week- the doctor's nurse calls and says the doctor said too much fat was in his stool, he needs to be on digestive enzymes.
Yet, when his regular doctor checked his pancreatiddc enzymes they were all in the normal range-
we still have not seen the doctor- because his appointment is not until next week-
I mentioned that the diff says crohn's or colitis or, or, or.
The doctro said he has ibs- depression and diverticulosis---- but he puts him on digestive enzymes... this does not make any sense.
And i've never heard of a doctor having his nu rse give us instructions, but not tell us anything, really.
We really don't know why he is on these meds.
He told him to stay on his omeprazole after his endoscope was done, but thats all we've had contact with the doctor since any of his tests.
Whta the heck!!! When I look up what creon is used for-- it is for a pancreas that is not working right- yet... according to his doctor, his enzymes were fine- doesn't make sense to me.

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   Posted 10/12/2009 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I spent 3 years on creon when I had pancrititis. Also had fatty liver disease at the time and that disappeared while on creon. Well, it got better anyway. Still this makes little sense to me without tests . I had an EDU, ERCP and MRIs that showed these conditions. Fat in the stool just sounds like bad digestion to me. Maybe your doc will go into better detail when you guys see him.
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   Posted 10/12/2009 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Can your husband call his doctors office and ask for the doctor to call him back that he has questions he would like to
ask him??? My GI doctor doesn't always call me either, his nurse or securtary will. But when I need to talk to him
and want to ask questions he is really good about calling me back to talk.
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000 
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS and Arthrities too. I have Crohn's very mild compared to a lot of Crohn's people.
Meds I have tried:  Too many to list- LOL
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                               Cimzia Injections. Just started on 9/30/2009                      
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   Posted 10/12/2009 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
And, for those doctors who DON'T return my calls, there's always that after hours emergency number. If he isn't on I try again the next day until I DO disturb him after hours. The way I see it one good turn deserves another. Tit for tat, my friend. Don't get mad, get even.
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