UCinNC....wow, did you take notes?? Great memory for the info from the doc. I'm happy to hear you like the new one. Best to have a doc that you can relate to as well as give you information to sink your teeth into.
It's awesome you now have a plan.....seems A-1 considering he suggested rectal meds...lol!! I don't channel, however, but it does sound as though it's a workable plan. I've used the rectal meds in conjunction with oral (5ASA) for over 19 years....I plan to forever or until they stop working. So far so good. It just takes patience and eventual understanding (through experience) as to how they can work for you.
Thanks for the info!
Keep us updated as to how you're doing.
I still can't believe you've never been on any rectal meds as of yet.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every second night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!