Hi..welcome to the forum!
Did the doc also do lots of biopies throughout your colon as well as stool samples?
I find it interesting that the doc didn't also put you on any rectal meds....
I agree with pb4...arm yourself with information to formulate answers to questions that are necessary to ask the doctor in order to have a proper diagnosis. Some patients are harder to diagnose...and it all takes time.
One thing I'm impressed with is that you weren't put on prednisone. A good thing.
*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 !!!