Anyone use hospitals near Coventry?

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   Posted 10/16/2008 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
If so hows you hospital and doctor - how often do you get appointments, how soon could you see your doctor, is he/she good or bad? I'll change mine if I can find anyone better.
If anyone has any recommendations for a private consultant I'd consider that as well.

Currently in no mans land between flare and remission

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   Posted 10/16/2008 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you mean Coventry, RI ????
Newly diagnosed August 2008
Currently on 15mg prednisone, 12 Asacol per day, Mesaline enema nightly,Multi vitamin, Omega 3 and Calcium
Realizing that disease is a real pain in the ass!
Mother of a 5 year old and 12 old trying to get through each day with a smile on my face!

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   Posted 10/20/2008 9:14 AM (GMT -6)   

Currently in no mans land between flare and remission

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   Posted 10/20/2008 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   

hey im from coventry!which area are you from?

i see a GI at walsgrave hospital called Professor Nwokolo, i would recommend him; he's very considerate and always has time to give advice or in fact to hear anything you have to say.i know the department at walsgrave is snowed under with patients at the moment but i imagine you should be able to get an appointment.why have you had bad experiences with hospitals in cov?

nice to here from someone so close to home, most of the members on here are from the US

hope this helps

diagnosed cd : 7/6/07
asacol 400mg - scrapped had little effect
constantly on and off prednisolone
azathioprine 150mg
colazol - 3x2 daily

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   Posted 10/20/2008 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Ha ha, I thought RI too.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.

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   Posted 10/20/2008 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Ian do you have a favorite club? I support Celtic. What about music? I love Bent.
Age: 30
Sex: Yes please!
Location: Missouri
Diagnosed with UC in 1997.
Medications: 100 mg Azathioprine a day, Mesa rectal meds
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No. of colonoscopies: 5
Last scope: 6/7/08-everything looked ok.

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   Posted 10/21/2008 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
So far I join Coventry hospital and my 1st appointmtment was supposed to be Dr Unitt - but it was a guy I saw - so mabe not Dr Unitt? Nwoloko rings a bell I wonder if it was him that I saw, he seemed to listen OK but didn't seem very alert and at one point I stopped talking I'm sure he was nodding off..... Also he didn't know what VSL3 is and then looked it up in a book to say it wasn't available on prescription (which I'm sure it is and have seen forum posts from people prescribed it by their GP's and specialists in the UK...) So I have a colonoscopy and the Dr doing the procedure (Ash) gives me 2 weeks of predfoam. So fine but no follow up appointment is booked except (I think) the usual 3 month one which is 2 months after my 2 week supply of predfoam runs out - and what about my usual meds I guessed that I should continue Asacol and stop pentasa supposotories but this was only a guess. So I've pestered the nurse as to what I should do about the predfoam - should I have taken it for 2 weeks or continuously? Stopped the pentasa's ? who knows.
Anyway the nurse agreed to try and get me an appointment this friday and of course it's Tuesday and I've heard nothing....
I've been keeping a food/ilness diary and I don't seem to be any better on the predfoam than on the pentasa's but do seem to react to some foods which appear to have a bigger impact than any med's I'm on...

I had a call from Dr Jason Goh's nurse in Birmingham selly Oak today after i sent him an email as he published a paper on IBD and current treatments including links to food so i'm strongly considering changing to this hospital to see him, so far he can't be much more useless than the people i've seen already in the last 4 years.

Sorry Jar's I'm not really a footy fan (though I do play every week) as for music I've been listening to a great digital radio station lately - absolute radio which is rock with a lot of 90's stuff.

I'm from Cheylesmore

Currently in no mans land between flare and remission

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