I am so sorry that you are going through so many ailments at the same time. Life just isn't fair sometimes. You've received some excellent advice from Kitt and Gem, so I hope that you are prepared for your appt. On the subject of candida, it can be beneficial to take something called a probiotic to help repopulate your digestive tract with good bacteria. By killing off the candida, it leaves a void in your internal bacterial flora. Probiotics contain beneficial bacteria that can fill the void before some other bad guy decides to settle in. I know it is taking another couple of pills a day, but if you weren't aware of probiotics, you might want to look into using them. Good luck at your appt. If you stick to the game plan laid out by Kitt, I think you'll get what you need from your doctor. Just remember that if at any time, he doesn't explain something to your satisfaction, keep questioning until you feel comfortable that you understand.
36 y.o. male
Diagnosed w/ moderate UC in May '06
Meds & supplements:
Asacol, Florastor, VSL#3, Wellbutrin XL, Prozac, multi-vitamin, Allegra, Lialda, Colocort enema every other night, Prednisone (down to 5mg), flaxseed oil, L-glutamine.