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glamourgirl
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 1/7/2009 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi!  I finally made an appt. to see Dr. Klein!!  My appt. is in February at his Commerce office at Huron Valley Hospital.  Thank you for recommending him.  I'm nervous to start all over with a new doctor but it's been a long time coming that I've needed to switch.  I'll let you know how it goes. 
 
Didn't I see that you mentioned that he doesn't bring up surgery and is respectful to your decision on not wanting Remicade?  I would love a doctor like that.  Everyone that I've been to always brings up surgery EVEN the one that diagnosed me told me that I could opt for surgery - before trying any medications! duh!
 
None of the ASA meds have worked for me and they seem to make me worse which I noticed is the same for you too.  It's nice to know that I'm not the only freak out there..lol.  That's how my other doctors always make me feel, like I'm the only one that doesn't respond to meds.
Female, Age 37
 
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03
Diagnosed with UC 2/03
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Current Meds:
75mg 6-MP
Entocort
Cortenema as needed
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus
Sacchromyces Boulardii 


Red_34
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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 1/7/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great that you got in to see Dr. Klein. I hope you like him! I've been with him for 11 or 12 years now and I feel very confident in his care. Yes, he is one of those doctors that will work with you but if he feels that a certain strategy is not working, he will discuss the next course of action but he will leave it up to you to decide. And as an added bonus, he is super reluctant to put you on steroids unless it is absolutely necessary. Keep in mind though that he is a conventional doctor. He doesn't discuss alternative treatments.

LOL No you're not the only freak. In fact, when he comes into the exam room with an intern he refers to me as one of his unusual patients! Meaning the fact that I can't do mesalamines.

Good luck! Btw, I am seeing him too on February 4th at his Botsford office. Is your appointment later in the month? If so, what was your first name? That way I can tell him to be super nice to you! :)


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glamourgirl
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 1/7/2009 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
My appt. is the 3rd week in February. My name is Angie. Thanks!!!!
Female, Age 37
 
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03
Diagnosed with UC 2/03
_____________________________________________________________
Current Meds:
75mg 6-MP
Entocort
Cortenema as needed
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus
Sacchromyces Boulardii 


kops2da
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 2865
   Posted 1/7/2009 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
"
LOL No you're not the only freak. In fact, when he comes into the exam room with an intern he refers to me as one of his unusual patients! Meaning the fact that I can't do mesalamines."
I am one of those freaks too - 68 and can't tolerate any mesalamines.  I think I finally (after trying them all, I think) made him believe it.  I think they helped too but made me so sick - like the flu.  I told him when medication made me feel worse than the disease it was time to move on.
He just felt I should "grin and bear it" as they say.  I don't have time to stay in bed for weeks while the medications work! 
Seeing the NP Friday - have no idea what is next.  Proctofoam is not healing the last of my proctitis - stays about same - little better and then little worse.
Good luck!
ElaineNY
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Close to remission -spoke too soon!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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