K saw GI this morning and good news is he thinks I'm doing well enough that for now he doesn't want to talk remicade. But he changed some of my meds around and I wanted you all's input.
Went from Balsalazide (generic Colazal ) 9 a day to Lialda 4 a day. He thinks these might work better for me? Gave me 3 weeks of samples to try becaue he wasn't sure if my insurance would cover them. Your thoughts? Is Lialda better?
Complained of gut gurgles and urgency ( but not having anything come out )(almost spasms with nothing) He proscribed Pamine Forte morning and night. ??????
Complained of anxiety when I get in the truck for a ride worrying I'll have to go and not make it, or being at a job site with no bathroom. He proscribed Lomotil - 2 an hour before Or Imodium - 1 20 minutes before. but these are not to be taken daily, taken sparingly and only when needed for peace of mind. ????
Over all it was a good visit, he listened he talked, Thanks to you on here I had enough questions I kept him busy answering for 45 minutes. LOL. And he did real well on not rushing. I was pleased. I know thats a long time. ANd I know from the waiting room there were others waiting. But he didn't rush. He patiently answered all questions and even asked quite a few of his own.
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol