Hi..thank you for the kind words. I don't know how many have been helped with my suggestions, but it seems I have much to say..lol!
wow, , definitely new stress. Are your parents OK or are they here for a stay while moving?
It's great things are working out with your daughter..awesome start to 2009!
Your doctor has a right to request leave of you as his patient if you don't comply with reasonable treatment. I asked my doctor about
that he he mentioned that he has done so with a few patients referring them to other doctors. I'm sure my eyes bulged momentarily...haha.
What you're doing can be supportive to medications...I would maybe suggest you at least start with the oral and rectal 5ASA meds..lower dosage and increase if you need.
unless you cannot take 5ASA meds at all. but you won't know unless you try.
I'm hardcore 5ASA...I'll always suggest them first because of my success with them. I do agree some cannot take them, but some doctors start at a dosage that's possibly too high and patients cannot adjust to them.
The bottom line is that I'm really intolerant of discomfort. I have no problem to take (my limit of) meds to give me relief. I would be distraught to take the big-gun meds (I typo'd it as big-bum meds..sheesh) if the 5ASA stopped working. but I'm not there yet.
It's definitely your call on how you want to deal, but don't get to the point where you are at a slow simmer and then one day require immediate assistance that might have been avoided.
Hope this helps.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, tapered every 2nd nite (Jan 3)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); 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 !!!