Doctor/patient communication 101

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dakotagirl
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   Posted 3/5/2008 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Some good tips - most of us UCers follow these and more (like making a list of questions before you see the doc) - but a good refresher anyway!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
 
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Sara14
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   Posted 3/5/2008 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I would also recommend reading the book "How Doctors Think." I thought it was a great read and it also gives some insight into how to communicate effectively with doctors.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly; Canasa (1,000 mg) in the morning
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Beth75
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   Posted 3/5/2008 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
very good refresher I was guilty of one thing, bringing up something crititcal at the end......thought did not know it was critical.

I use a notebook, which is a great help to me.
Beth, 32
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ almost in remission
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007
Prednisone 40mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 150mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.
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