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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 7/28/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to my new gastroenterologist today. She was really good and seemed to really care about what I was going through. She said she couldn't correctly say which medications I should be on because she hasn't seen what's all going on inside. So I have a colonoscopy in two weeks. FUN! haha

I was on Lialda... and she said since I only was on 2 pills a day... she'd up it to the max 4 a day. She also gave me Canasa Suppositories.. so I can't wait to see if those help.

She also wanted to get bloodwork done and a stool sample. She was very thorough and that makes me happy. I was very pleased with this practice. YAY!

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis March, 07

Medications:]Colazal 3 pills 3x a day</STRIKE>

<FONT color=black> Prednisone

Lialda - 2 pills in the morning w/ food.

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 7/28/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to hear it went well. Wish I could find one I liked.

Saw a new one a few weeks ago and same story; he wanted a colonoscopy to see for himself. Apparently all the reports from a year ago aren't good enough. . . . The cynic in me wishes they would just come clean: "I need $1,500 from your insurance company before I can recommend you take the same drugs you've been taking all along."

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   Posted 7/28/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you like your doctor. It makes all the difference in the world when you like your doc.
Diagnosed July 2005 with Pancolitis
Asacol 4 tabs 3 times daily
Diosmin(for leg and vein support)

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   Posted 7/29/2008 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad you had a good experience! I hope the c-scope goes well :)
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
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