Asacol has helped....yeah!

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   Posted 1/13/2009 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
After a week of 4 x 800mg pills daily along with the Cortifoam nightly, I "think" things are starting to shape up. Only 2 BMs today and they weren't too "explosive", and no blood.  The night is still young, but I guess you take what you can get these days. I'm really enjoying choking down those pills...but they're doing the trick I guess. 
Quincy, I had my physical today with my GP and I had the bad C.L. that everyone talks about in our fair city. Had my list of questions for him, Pharmaceutical Rep came in to visit, and all of a sudden he was behind schedule. Out the door I went with little to no response to any questions.
This after apparently having an anxiety attack down in Fargo on the weekend. Numbness in extremities, racing heart, High BP....YIKES! Spent a few hours in the hospital getting checked out. The care I rec'd down there was EXCELLENT.
I thought that may warrant an extra couple of minutes with my GP....not a chance. Am I frustrated? You bet!

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   Posted 1/13/2009 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hang in...sounds like you're doing much better on the meds : )
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
7 Pentasa per day (4/3)
Corti Foam p.m. 2X per week
Prebiotics and Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!
01/03/09 Trying a few new things...I'll report back after 90 days

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   Posted 1/13/2009 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Soon you'll be able to throw back 8 pills at a time without blinking an eye. ;)

Glad the Asacol and Cortifoam are working! Asacol helped me a ton.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa; Canasa; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin; sublingual allergy drops

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   Posted 1/14/2009 1:38 AM (GMT -6), what a butt-head CL is. Can't believe it!! You could make another appointment considering what you went through in Fargo. Did CL know that you had to go to emergency?

It's great there are was no physical cause for the symptoms you were having, but I can totally relate to the anxiety attack and symptoms. Very scary. I had a long stint of them, but never ended up at the hospital. It's worth seeing him again, because it should be addressed through one way or another...

Seems the Asacol is doing its well as the Cortifoam since you've been using it full dosage.

*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 twice daily); flaring since Dec 22, now tapered to every 3rd nite as of Jan 13
~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 !!!

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   Posted 1/14/2009 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Butt-head is putting it mildly. I am going back in 2 weeks for my test results, even though his policy is usually to come back in ONLY IF something needs to be discussed. He said we'll talk then about whether or not I need meds for my apparent anxiety. You know the rules...if he gave me a prescrip yesterday and all the results come back good, that's one less appointment that he gets to charge for.
After the way I was treated yesterday, I fully believe he is an abuser of the system, hopefully I can last with him until this round of checks are done and then start the long search for a new GP.
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