When I started this post I wasn't even thinking about
he emotional side of this website like most of you all did. Maybe b/c I'm guy and my date just told me last night women are emotional and men are factual...
And I didn't even think about
the alternative or natural treatments about
this site b/c quite frankly i think they make up about
5% of all the posts on here.
I was thinking about
general knowledge about
drugs and how they affect us and what symptoms occur and when.
Once I told my GI that my main problem is in the mornings and I wanted him to "excuse" my tardiness at work during heavy flares and he said that is not a typical time for feeling bad.. WHAT!! I bet lots or most of us feel bad in the morning when flaring and sit on our thrones the most in the AM.
Also when I took antibiotics during my first remission after my first flare and told him he didn't even recomend probiotics. That was really detrimental to my contol and overall UC. I regret antibiotics big time if only I had been warned..........
I'm just saying a Dr would be smarter if he read some of this stuff. Of course you want them to be well versed in the schooling aspect of it but i'm just saying.. They get in a rut and prescribe the same thing over and over and over probably b/c they get free samples and discounts.. And I for one don't care one bit if he holds my hand or says hang in ther buddy. All I care about
is the best service provided. I guess I probably expect o much out of people.
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 3yo girl (revised 12/12/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently: Mildly Flaring
RX/day: none! Tapered off Prednisone 9/20/08. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: enzymes everyday, turmeric, seldom use probiotics, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: Prayer, food combos, good posture, chewing more, etc.