I'll never forget the first time I suggested to my GI (when I was first seeing him) that "we" try something. He gave me a very funny look. By now he knows me well enough to know that I'm a partner in my care, and he is good with that. I think he was just shocked because so many people are too intimidated by the "authority" figure to ask questions or make suggestions.
And most pharmacies keep a list of your drugs on their computer and will warn you of interactions. For example, when I was recently put on Erythromycin (another one of those drugs from Satan), the pharmacist came to the pick-up window to call my attention to the warning and to also remind me verbally to stop my Lipitor for two days before taking it and not to resume it for three days after finishing the erythromycin. I was glad he did that, because I'd forgotten about
the interaction between the two.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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