If you have inflammation, you are not in remission. You have mild proctosigmoiditis at this point. Why are you no longer on rectal medications? They're the most effective for proctosigmoiditis, and can help clear up that residual inflammation. Either this GI knows little about
UC or you belong to one of those HMO's that essentially (as a doctor friend of mine once said) pays its doctors for not treating you.
Look into the appeal process with your insurance. Sometimes only the squeaky wheel gets attention, so make a lot of noise. Ask your family doctor for help. Good luck, because you really need a different doctor.
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.
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