You definitely need to see a GI, possibly a new one. Rectal meds alone would be appropriate for proctitis or proctosigmoiditis, but oral medications are indicated for left-sided UC. Colazal is usually a very good med for this, but obviously you aren't able to take it. You may be able to take a different 5-ASA medication, such as Asacol or Sulfasalazine.
Even if you can't take any of these, other medications are available. You should see a GI and get your situation under control. As you found out the hard way, you really don't get very good care in the ER. Their job is to to stabilize you long enough for you to get to your own doctor. If you can establish a good working relationship with a GI, you can avoid going to the ER in most cases.
Hope you feel better soon. Keep us posted.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
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Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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