If your GI is rude to you, he isn't "the best." The best GI for you is one who will listen to your individual needs and work with you to try to get you well. I also don't understand why your insurance wouldn't cover the Asacol, unless you don't have prescript
ion medication coverage?
Like most companies, the maker of Asacol has a program to help people who need their drugs but can't afford them. Proctor and Gamble makes Asacol, and here is the link for information on their Asacol Patient Assistance program:
If the insurance truly won't cover your meds, try asking P&G for help.
Good luck with your scope. I get IV sedation and go to sleep, wake up after it's over. You're right, they don't want you moving around and resisting during the procedure.
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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