going to see new gi today

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   Posted 12/18/2007 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
Since I moved to Colorado and got a new job with new insurance I can go back to the gi.  I haven't seen one in about a year and have been off all crohn's meds since February.  I am on prednisone right now (scripted by my internal med doc) because of a flare.  I had a horrible visit with a new rheumy yesterday and am really hoping I like this doctor.  It's a woman and I hope she is more understanding than the rheumy was. 
Not sure what med I may end up on.  I was on Pentasa for years and my symptoms got a little better when I quit taking it so I don't want it again.  I'm probably due a scoping too, woo hoo.  I'll keep y'all updated as to how the visit goes.

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   Posted 12/18/2007 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
You know I didn't do as well on Pentasa as I am doing on Asacol. If you haven't already tried it, maybe trying it and see how you do on it. Also, maybe Remicade or Humira might help you with your joints too.
Good luck and keep us posted.

God Bless,
Gail *Nanners*
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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   Posted 12/18/2007 4:27 PM (GMT -7)   
GL with your new GI hope things went/go well keep us informed
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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   Posted 12/18/2007 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I to want to wish well and please do let us know how it goes.

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   Posted 12/19/2007 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I saw my new gi yesterday and was very pleased with her. We talked for about an hour and she took excellent notes. She upped my prednisone to 30 mg a day, I was getting sick again on 20 mg a day. This will be for 2-6 weeks depending, she wants me to be completly symptom free before stopping it and then hopefully never take it again. She also is starting me on Imuran. And she is sending me for a done density scan because of the pred. They took 5 big vials of blood for all kinds of test, I should get the results in a day or two. What a relief to find a good doctor.

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   Posted 12/19/2007 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Isn't it great to have a doctor that listens? I'm glad you found a good one! Hopefully you can get off the pred quickly and start feeling better.

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