UC since'76 said...
I told him I had tried it in 1983 and just one pill had cause uncontrollable vomiting and then he became "Dr Backing Out The Door."
Lol! Love that line. It's not funny really, (it's obviously really crappy and stressful that you had to deal with such a prick), I just liked your choice of words and I so know what you mean, when they become "Dr. Backing Out The Door."
Is there any way you can get a new doctor? This guy sounds like a total incompetent jerk, and you deserve so much better. I am switching to my 3rd GI next week. The first two sucked. They were both in the same practice and at first I worried a little if it would be awkward seeing my 1st in the hallway after switching to the 2nd guy, but I never even ended up seeing him, and even if I had I know it wouldn't have been a big deal. Plus, like others have said, it's your health and your body! You really have no need to worry about his feelings. And, he probably has so many patients he wouldn't even recognize you just passing by.
Some doctors will give their patients samples of Asacol or other meds if they can't afford them. How come your insurance won't cover Asacol? You may also want to check with the Asacol manufacturer to see if they have any assistance programs for people who can't afford the meds.