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.
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!