I see my GI every 6 months, and if I happen to be in before that he raises his eyebrows and says..."Well, I didn't expect to see you this soon", or something like that.
I do bring a list of issues, questions, etc....and if I'm doing well, I start off with that statement, schedule of enemas at that time, then get into the fact that I need prescript
ions and whatevever else.
If I'm sick or concerned about
something new...then I'll say "well, I was good up until (whenever) then I've been consistently having (whatever) and thought it best to see you asap since I'm not improving".
I'm usually in there for about
10 or 15 minutes.
The nurse/assistant has been with my GI forever. I do talk with her for a few if it's at a lull in business while whe takes me into the examining room and also afterward while I'm waiting for my next appointment time (in 6 months if I'm just for a check-in or in 3 months if there's been a problem).
When I'm sick and she or the doc asks...I'll state "well, not so good at this time, and I thank you for getting me in so quickly"
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!