Definitely! At first, it really seems like you're at the doctor every day, and sometimes it's like that when you're really flaring, but for the most part a lot of doctors really don't want to see us that often either! :) Usually if I'm doing well I'll see my GI at least twice a year and when I'm flaring it's more like once every three months or so for an actual visit but lots of phone calls and lab visits in between. Honestly, I wouldn't feel comfortable if I wasn't getting checked out at least once a year for a scope to make sure things are looking okay (meaning, non-cancerous). But I'm just paranoid I guess.
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; oste
openia in hip & lumbar region of the spine from long term prednisone use. Current Meds:
10mg Lexapro (for depression/social anxiety)
Digestive Advantage: Crohn's and Colitis formula (2 pills per day, started 5/14/08)
4800mg Asacol (Four 400mg tablets, three times a day)