On follow-up visits, my doc's PA takes my blood pressure, listens to my heart and belly, and asks about
symptoms and medications. Then the doctor comes in and talks with me about
how often I'm going, whether there's pain or not, etc. He feels my belly and checks anything I've complained about
. Then he gives me a slip to go for blood tests before my next appointment and tells me to come back in however long. (Right now, I'm ecstatically only seeing him every six months.)
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Intolerant to Asacol and rectal mesalamine preparations.
On Prednisone then Entocort 2001-2006 with only short periods off.
Current meds are Colazal,
Azathioprine Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.